It’s better if inspiration comes when you’re working. During 2010, Jon Hopkins’s discography registered two notable entries: first, “Small Craft On A Milk Sea” was released, the Brian Eno album on which Hopkins played a fundamental part; and a few months later came his work for “Monsters” (Double Six/Domino, 2010), without a doubt one of the best soundtracks of the year. About two months have gone by since then, and from Domino HQ we’ve had word about a new Jon Hopkins album, this time created and signed alongside his labelmate King Creosote. Over the course of several years, with neither pressure nor haste, Hopkins and Creosote have been building a serene and patient album, described by Domino as “a true labour of love”. On “Diamond Mine”, Creosote wrote and sang his lyrics –many of them recovered from his personal archives– over some musical backgrounds made by Hopkins, which oscillate between pastoral folk, soundscape electronica and neo-classical music. The album, described by Creosote as a “soundtrack to a romanticised version of a life lived in a Scottish coastal village”, will be in stores on 28th March via Double Six.