King Creosote KY10

Triassic Tusk
31st July 2020

Format Info


Ltd to 250

Second Press, limited to 250.

New, haunted missive from Kenny Kwaing King Creosote Anderson and some Crail natives. KY10 is a concept album that detours from much of King Creosote’s output, instead creating a singular narrative that stretches over the length of an LP intoned wonderfully by local fisherman Ronnie Hughes. Musically the sound is airy and peppered with melancholic mystery. Anderson’s loops and skipping beats sounding at times like a phonograph record dredged up, peppered with mollusks and seabed mud. It’s an extremely evocative journey that also takes in field recordings, lonely fiddles warbling in and out of audibility, wordless sea shanties, broken down hip hop stumbling into consciousness.

“King Creosote’s new experimental LP based around a comic made out of glass. The world has no time now for a long story, a slow journey or a considered response, yet this modern life consumes and discards our natural resources as if there was too much time left to clean up the mess. One inhabitant of Crail – a buoy headed entity with ridiculous knees – is woken from an aeons long slumber by the momentary, careless thrust of a fossilised pebble from the beach. As KY10 drifts out of the harbour on an ebbing tide, he is joined by the bipolar gull Hrafn, himself a poor substitute for Odin’s own ravens Thought and Memory, and the pair embark upon a westward journey propelled only by the wind, ocean currents and the occasional tow from an unsuspecting trawler. Daberlocks (Keny Drew) is a master of the stained glass, and while his illustrated pages are being fired in the kiln he dreams up adventures for KY10 weaving together marine science, conspiracy theories, pollution havoc and piracy. Ronnie Hughes, retired Anstruther fisherman, reads these tales aloud with all the experience gleaned from a lifetime spent battling the North Sea. Kwaing Creasite (Kenny Anderson) stays ashore and puts it all to a soundtrack of slowly degrading tape loops, wonky samples and some not so well placed 80s keys.”

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