King Creosote (I)
Many of the songs feature cyclical chord changes that give them a meditative feel, and a sense of never-ending bloom and morphing. Round & Round is what we call “an ear worm” because it crawls in and refuses to leave. The melody is timeless, and lends itself to rich counterpoint.
Billows Roll is deeply haunting, with Anderson’s voice sending a chill down my spine each time I hear it. Supermoon is a touching love song, while Since We’ve Fallen Out is a sad tale of love lost.
Will You Wait for Me features slide guitar and harmony vocals credited to Gurf Morlix (rumoured to be Lucinda Williams).
Other highlights include When I Was a Thief, Helpless to Turn, All of This is Writing, and Hangdog. (...)
The Bound of the Red Deer is a record that will haunt you, inspire you and bring you joy. Although the term has not been used in a long while, I would consider this album “essential listening.”