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Album Review: King Creosote And Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine (Double Six) King Creosote Tickets

A spectral story told gently from start to finish

Album Review: King Creosote And Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine (Double Six)

6 / 10 Recorded over the course of several years when both of the involved parties could find time or be arsed, to call Diamond Mine ‘gently ambient’ would be like calling ‘It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back’ ‘a tad on the tetchy side’.

The sound of ebbing waves and agitated seafowl drifts in and out, and the songs are sprawling, pastoral and freeform, like a Celtic take on Talk Talk’s ‘Spirit Of Eden’. The eerie, mist-shrouded ‘Running On Fumes’ is the standout track, but really, ‘Diamond Mine’ should be taken as a whole, at night, in the dark, with some Scotch and a blanket.

Pete Cashmore

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