KING CREOSOTE

 

'From Scotland With Love', released on 21st July 2014, is King Creosote’s first album since his Mercury-nominated collaborative record with Jon Hopkins (also Domino Publishing), 'Diamond Mine'. Composed of eleven stunning and emotive tracks, 'From Scotland With Love' was created in collaboration with director Virginia Heath and Producer Grant Keir as an audio-accompaniment to a poetic documentary film of the same name, to be released for the Commonwealth Games this summer. Featuring archive footage but no narration or interview, the film works around themes of love and loss, war, resistance, emigration, work and play, and is driven as much by the music as it is the images. For the first time King Creosote found himself being able to write from other people’s perspectives, such as the female characters found in the archive (the ‘fisher lassies’ inspired the moving track 'Cargill', for example). The result is one of King Creosote’s most widescreen cinematic and finest pieces of work to date.