Thrawn

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Scottish singer/songwriter Kenny Anderson has been quietly building an impressive arsenal of material since his 1994 debut under the King Creosote moniker. His quick wit and gentle demeanor are steeped in regional whimsy, and his skewed but sweet pop songs can come just as easily wrapped in the sepia brown leaves of traditional folk as they can the Glaswegian indie pop of bands like Frightened Rabbit and Belle & Sebastian. The 12 songs on Thrawn have been culled from six studio albums released between 2003 and 2009 (Anderson has released more than two dozen albums independently) and serve as an excellent introduction to his work. His wildly varying styles ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Scottish singer/songwriter Kenny Anderson has been quietly building an impressive arsenal of material since his 1994 debut under the King Creosote moniker. His quick wit and gentle demeanor are steeped in regional whimsy, and his skewed but sweet pop songs can come just as easily wrapped in the sepia brown leaves of traditional folk as they can the Glaswegian indie pop of bands like Frightened Rabbit and Belle & Sebastian. The 12 songs on Thrawn have been culled from six studio albums released between 2003 and 2009 (Anderson has released more than two dozen albums independently) and serve as an excellent introduction to his work. His wildly varying styles and occasional preciousness may turn off some listeners, but there is great purity in his delivery, and songs like "Homeboy," "Missionary," and the powerful ballad "And the Racket They Made" manage to transcend the emotional aloofness and easy irony of modern indie rock without needing to look back and wink.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2011
  • Label: Domino
  • UPC: 801390029028
  • Catalog Number: 290
  • Sales rank: 66,418

Album Credits

Performance Credits
King Creosote Primary Artist
Neil Young Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Paul Savage Percussion
Bruce White Viola
Jonathan Quarmby Keyboards
David Daniels [cello] Cello
Semay Wu Cello
Leo Abrahams Bass, Electric Guitar
Gavin Brown Drums
Jon Hopkins Piano, Harmonium, Keyboards, electronics
Kenny Anderson Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion, Accordion, Electric Bass, Keyboards, Vocals, Hammered Dulcimer
Tom Knott Horn
Christian Madden Organ, Piano, fender rhodes
Nicky Madden Horn, Baritone Saxophone
Gareth Maybury Trombone, Horn, Triangle
Richard Young Percussion, Drums, Vibes
Alex Berry Bass, Double Bass
Perry Montague-Mason Violin
Nathan Sudders Bass
Lisa Lindley-Jones Vocals
Gavin Wright Violin
Christopher Tombling Violin
Johnny Lynch Electric Guitar
Emma Smith Violin
Scott Fitzcharles Bass
Kate Tunstall Background Vocals
Jason Kavanagh Sampling
Andy Robinson Drums
Technical Credits
Paul Savage Producer, Engineer
Jon Hopkins Producer, Additional Production
Kenny Anderson Composer, Producer
Midget Squid Layout
Tom Knott Producer, Engineer
Christian Madden Producer
Nicky Madden Producer, Engineer
Giles Hatton Producer
Kevin Bacon Producer
Mark Sutherland Engineer
Jon Quarmby Producer
Jennifer Gordon Composer
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