Country: UK, Europe & US
Style: Experimental, Psychedelic, Dub, Leftfield
Format: MP3 FLAC MPC XM DMF MIDI ADX VQF MP1
FLAC size: 1461 mb | MP3 size: 1618 mb | WMA size: 1611 mb
Compassion" is the follow-up to 2013's critically lauded debut Engravings and released via Ninja Tune.
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
Compassion (CDr, Album, Promo). This one took a while for me to wrap my head around but once I got into the mood of this L. t really blew my mind! The instrumentation is an intricate mix of synths, electronic buzzes and scratches and analogue sound fragments.
Forest Swords - Compassion One day in late March, Matthew Barnes gave out his mobile number on social media and asked people to WhatsApp him. Those who did would receive some new Forest Swords music, free of charge. He expected 50 people at the most to respond. Vocals are all over the album, but only "Panic" has full sentences. Elsewhere, the vocals are clipped samples turned into wordless phrases that, to Barnes, are more emotionally affecting.
Compassion, the second proper Forest Swords full-length, focuses more acutely on the music’s organic elements. Percussion clacks and clatters with the sound of actual wood meeting solid resistance; vocal samples, though chopped and deconstructed, resonate more deeply; sweeping arrangements take the listener from claustrophobic drones to world-expanding crescendos. It’s a breadth of sound that Barnes has been building to his whole career as he’s added weight to his music’s skeletal frame. It’s also a relatively predictable direction: Forest Swords’ previous album, Engravings, had already taken.
Compassion Tracklist. Producers Forest Swords. Writers Forest Swords. Art Direction Forest Swords. Design By Forest Swords. Mastered by Carl Saff. More Forest Swords albums. DJ - Kicks: Forest Swords. Show all albums by Forest Swords.
UK producer Matthew Barnes, aka Forest Swords, has announced a new album. On May 5 he’ll release Compassion via Ninja Tune, and according to a press release features digital buzzing textures, field recordings, noisy beats, jazz saxophone and orchestral arrangements. He’s already released one track from the album, The Highest Flood, and today has released the video for new single Arms Out. Watch it below.
Listen free to Forest Swords – Compassion (War It, The Highest Flood and more). Compassion engages with an uncertain world we're experiencing, distilling it into a unique sound territory: Barnes' exploration of the mid-point between ecstasy and frustration, artificial and human feels timely and affecting. The result is an assured, compelling body of work, tying together the ancient and future: weaving swathes of buzzing digital textures, field recordings, clattering beats and distorted jazz sax with fizzing orchestral arrangements.
Album · 2017 · 10 Songs. Compassion Forest Swords. Listen on Apple Music. Matthew Barnes’ slow-burning electronica grows more haunting.
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- Mastered By – Carl Saff
- Written-By, Producer, Art Direction, Design – Matthew Barnes
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 4523132299433
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