July 5, 2019
Today we're listening to Forest Swords, the electronic project from English producer Matthew Barnes. Barnes grew up in Liverpool and began to teach himself music software after being laid off from a graphic design job in 2008. His music combines dub rhythms with solmen, xx-like guitar loops and adventurously sourced samples. We’re listening to his albums in reverse chronological order. Compassion is sonically eclectic, and delivers a serious nonverbal message over head-nodding drums. Engravings, his debut LP, is darker and more raw. Dagger Paths EP, Barnes’ first release, consists of distorted inventions that put Forest Swords on the map.
Have a lovely friday and a great weekend.