King Creosote

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Decades: 2000s
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Kenny Anderson, Scotland. Anderson is a prolific Fife musician and head of Fence Records, described on their own website as ‘a collective of musicians, artists, craftsfolk, chancers and slackers’. Previously Anderson operated as singer-songwriter for the bands Skuobhie Dubh Orchestra and Khartoum Heroes, but found he was beginning to move in a different musical direction. With a new blueprint to write ‘songs with relatively few chords in a bluegrass style’, save for ‘over-elaborate bluegrass ditties’, Anderson began a stripped-down approach in both musical material and instrumentation. Under the auspices of Fence he began a project of CD-R albums now numbering more than 20, beginning with 1998’s Queen Of Brush County. Commercially his Fence discography begins with Kenny And Beth’s Musakal Boat Rides, a round up of the earlier CD-Rs and an album taken up by Domino Records.

The Fence collective, including...

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