King Creosote - Flick the Vs (4 stars)

King Creosote - Flick the Vs


On this first album on Domino Fife legend Kenny Anderson has a whale of a time. Brimming with sonic invention and acerbic one-liners, Flick the Vs shows experimentation and ambition vastly beyond KC’s lazy folk tag, from the seven-minute New Order krautrock of opener ‘No One Had It Better’ to the plaintive ambient lullaby of ‘Fell an Ox’. There’s an air of joyousness about the likes of bluegrass-techno romp ‘Rims’ which belies much of the bleak lyrical content, and the diversity of mood throughout – from truly epic to intimate – suggests an artist at the peak of his game, and loving it, too.

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