Forest Swords - Engravings FLAC album
Genre: Electronic / Rock
Style: Experimental, Dub, Psychedelic
FLAC version ZIP size: 1910 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1966 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1281 mb
Other Formats: DTS MP4 AIFF MIDI MP2 TTA FLAC
Matthew Barnes, known by his stage name Forest Swords, is an English music producer and artist. Forest Swords's debut 6 track EP Dagger Paths was originally released in March 2010 before being reissued later that year with additional tracks
Engravings is the debut album by English music producer Matthew Barnes under the stage name Forest Swords, released on 26 August 2013 through Tri Angle Records.
On Forest Swords’ 2010 EP Dagger Paths, the web of dub, psych, dance, and drone spun by UK producer Matthew Barnes felt instantly singular. Engravings is the perfect sequel, cementing his knack for creating complex effects with elementary methods. On Forest Swords’ 2010 EP Dagger Paths, the web of dub, psych, dance, and drone spun by UK producer Matthew Barnes felt instantly singular. Every song here is boldly sensual, and each note has a distinct emotional hue.
Album · 2013 · 10 Songs. Weaving an intricate, alluring web of trip-hop, psych, dub, and electronica, Engravings picks up quite nicely where Forest Swards’ Fjree Feather EP earlier in the year left off. Muted tom drums, echoing vocal wisps, muffled Mellotron, and what could be glistening charango (or perhaps oud) strings are but a few of the tools that paint Forest Sword’s rhythm-based dreamscapes, which this time around aren't quite as menacing.
Forest Swords – 'Engravings'. Everyone secretly wants to be a ninja. Just ask Forest Swords – electronica producer Matthew Barnes – whose downtempo debut album is perfect for soundtracking those moody, pre-fight stare-outs in scratchy ‘70s martial arts films. But there’s far more to Barnes’s music than just haunting Oriental melodies and B-movie imagery. Engravings’ is a complex, quietly beautiful record, borrowing from shadowy hip hop, glitchy R&B, dubstep, post-rock guitars and breakbeats.
Forest Swords’ fast-approaching debut album very nearly never came to be. After releasing 2010’s critically beloved Dagger Paths EP, . producer Matthew Barnes toyed with the idea of retiring his dub-and-R&B-mining moniker. I was all set on just leaving the whole project as an EP and then going to do other things, Barnes says.
Forest Swords’ debut long-player is electronic mastery at its very finest, because ‘Engravings’ manages to make electronic music feel tactile, organic, and alive. It’s an album that has facets from across the spectrum of experimental electronic music but, in the hands of the masterful sonic auteur Matthew Barnes, Forest Swords’ music sounds triumphantly singular.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|B2||The Weight Of Gold||5:04|
Written-By, Producer – A Warburton*
|D2||Friend, You Will Never Learn||8:14|
- Pressed By – GZ Digital Media – 110051M
- Artwork [Zine - Collated And Designed] – Forest Swords
- Mastered By – Carl Saff
- Written-By, Producer – M Barnes*
NotesLimited edition available only through Tri Angle's web store, includes 20 page A5 art and photography zine, collated and designed by Forest Swords specifically to accompany the 'Engravings' release. Each record also includes free mp3 album download code redeemable from the label.
Recorded & mixed on The Wirral / Liverpool, UK
Mastered by Carl Saff, Chicago
Tri Angle Records 2013
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5 051083 072595
- Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): TRIANGLE20 - A 110051M1/A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): TRIANGLE20 - B 110051M2/A
- Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, stamped): TRIANGLE20 - C 110051M3/A
- Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, stamped): TRIANGLE20 - D 110051M4/B
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