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Flick The Vs [Limited Edition]

King Creosote Audio CD
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King Creosote is still living on the marie celeste that is Crail in north east Fife, and has returned to the good ship Domino for the release of his umpteenth long player Flick the Vs. When asked of his three year mainstream sabbatical, KC had this rather fishy tale to tell...

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  • Audio CD (20 April 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Domino Records
  • ASIN: B002330SJA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,819 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. No One Had It Better
2. Two Frocks at a Wedding
3. Camels Swapped for Wives
4. No Way She Exists
5. Fell an Ox
6. Coast On By
7. Nothing Rings True
8. Curtain Craft
9. Rims
10. Saw Circular Prowess

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4.0 out of 5 stars The girls from the west ARE the best. 11 May 2014
Format:Audio CD
I'm a relative newcomer to King Creosote only having 2 of his other albums and one of those is his collaboration with Jon Hopkins.
I have to admit that this one wasn't what i'd expected but after quite a few plays i'm warming to some of it's charms.
The 7+ minute opener utilizes cyclic beats/repetition/drum loops/vocoder and was a big surprise and similarly the next track 'two frocks at a wedding' continues the new sound and as he sings "you're scaring me now" the confusion becomes palpable but it's his singing style where he continually drifts into a much higher range that tends to grate especially as i love his 'normal' voice.
However (most of) the rest of the album is less fractious and 'camels swapped for wives' brings back normality and the tone continues with 'no way she exists' which has some nice sax and is very catchy. 'Fell an ox' is a very bare/minimal song, 'coast on by' has a heavy percussive opening and a catchy chorus, 'curtain craft' has some lovely staccato brass and 'raw circular prowess' closes the album in anthemic fashion with more strings/brass.
The additional CD has 5 extra tracks, 3 of which (the first 3) make this limited edition worth searching out.
So, although overall still a bit of a surprise/change, not an unpleasant one and worthy of 7 out of 10
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! I finally love it! 2 April 2012
By jason00454 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I came to know the music of King Creosote through his 'Bombshell' release. That album instantly grabbed my attention.. more than anything it was that voice the grabbed me in the beginning. The songs were very well written and had some great hooks too. But these weren't hooks just thrown in here and there, It seemed there was some real genius at work. Everything fit together so well, and some of the songs were downright beautiful. I had found something important.. I knew that. Next I got my hands on a copy of his 'KC Rules OK' album. This comes before 'Bombshell', and I wasn't sure what to expect. I usually like to get to know an artist's work in the same order as it was written. I like to take the ride with the artist, and usually this is a more rewarding experience for me. I didn't have this option in this case. King Creosote releases are still imports for people here in the states, and I took what I could get... in whatever order I could get them. 'KC Rules OK' took a little more time for me to fully appreciate, but wow.. what an album. It's really grown on me, and the songs just seem perfect now. I find myself listening to it more than 'Bombshell'.

Now we get to 'Flick the V's'... I was honestly thrown by it at first. I think it was the first track that threw me. It wasn't what I was expecting, and I found myself wanting to go back to the albums that I knew and loved so much. Slowly, it opened up to me though.. Or maybe I opened up to the album? There are many different kinds of songs on 'Flick the V's, and I think, at first, this might be a little difficult for listeners. Overall, I think it might be a more difficult King Creosote album, but let it sink in and you'll be glad you spent the time with it. It's everything I love about his work... beautiful, original, playful, smart, powerful... I could go on and on. This is a great album. I appreciate it all the more because I had to spend some time with it and get to know it. So lately I've been listening to 'Flick the V's' more than any of this other albums. I hope other people give it time and enjoy it too.

...and get the limited edition if you can. The bonus songs are really good too. King Creosote covering 5 songs by other Fence Collective artists.
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