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Y Viva Espana
« on: Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 13:05 PM »
It appears that Astronaut Meets Appleman has topped (a Spanish newspaper/magazine) best international record of 2016.

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King Creosote heads up with his "Astronaut Meets Appleman" and gets the top spot in the survey of critics and music lovers of ABC. It imposes, nothing less, than the missing giants Leonard Cohen and David Bowie

Looking back, 2016 appears as a year filled with gruesome news and dramatic events like the departure of the UK from the EU, the victory of Donald Trump or the separation of Alba Carrillo and Feliciano Lopez. In the midst of this shattering landscape, "Astronaut meets Appleman" invites you to take refuge beyond the stratosphere in comforting songs that plunge their roots into the cold and idyllic Scotland, perfect homeland of pop. Kenny Anderson, the singer-songwriter under King Creosote's scout, is without furtherance Gordon's brother, founder of Beta Band and leader of The Aliens. With a handful of records behind him despite his scant fame, Fife's discreet monarch continues the approach he began in his previous "From Scotland with Love" (2014) and manages a magical fusion between irresistible pop melodies spilling On old arrangements of his land.

Alchemy features a delightful record of pop craftsmanship and excitement, in which there is room for the epic with echoes of Swans in "You just want" or incontestable pop hymns like "Wake up to this" or "Love Life". In this cantata of harps, violins and accordions, the bagpipes take a step forward in the atmospheric "Melin Wynt" or the catchy "Surface", which seems to start drinking from Arcade Fire to end up throwing a good whiskey of the Highlands. But in the end it is the personal voice (and accent) of the troubadour Creosote which, as the delicate "Rules of engagement" and "Faux call" show, show proof of the Scottish folk value in which it is confessed: "It is The silence that somehow says everything, what I lack, what I miss. I'm better at the song than the paper. "


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Re: Y Viva Espana
« Reply #1 on: Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 16:12 PM »
dos cervaca por fa for.



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« Reply #2 on: Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 17:27 PM »
"With a handful of records behind him"????..If only they knew.  Apart from that faux pas a thoroughly well deserved award and an excellent review.
Well done Kenny.


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« Reply #3 on: Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 17:33 PM »

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Re: Y Viva Espana
« Reply #4 on: Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 18:15 PM »
So happy to read this : )
Very well deserved indeed. Well done, kc & band! BRAVISSIMO!!!


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Re: Y Viva Espana
« Reply #5 on: Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 18:28 PM »
Muy bueno


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Re: Y Viva Espana
« Reply #6 on: Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 20:54 PM »
International recognition fantastic news, shame that neighbour in Crail doesn't realise that when she complains about his singing! She just doesn't know what she is missing! Certainly keeps Kennys feet on the ground.


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Re: Y Viva Espana
« Reply #7 on: Sun, Feb 26, 2017, 10:01 AM »
Hola Juan.


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