Forest Swords

Forest Swords – The Highest Flood

Forest Swords, aka acclaimed Merseyside-based producer Matthew Barnes, returns with his eagerly anticipated new single The Highest Flood, out today via Ninja Tune. One of Barnes’ most urgent tracks to date, layering a thumping, staggered, skeletal beat with deconstructed piano fragments and a hook that sculpts choral samples into a rapturous battle cry. Veering between… Read more »

Forest Swords – The Weight Of Gold

Forest Swords, the alias of elusive Liverpool-based experimental artist Matthew Barnes, dropped another new track from his forthcoming full-length debut,¬†Engravings. The Weight Of Gold is another dark and menacing release, containing an intriguing blend of dark atmospherics with nicely textured ambient soundscapes. The murky, ghost-like vocals that lurk throughout create an eerie listen too. Check… Read more »

Forest Swords – Thor’s Stone

It’s been almost three years since the enigmatic Forest Swords last released new material, but producer Matthew Barnes made his¬†return this week with a dark and eerie number entitled Thor’s Stone. Thor’s Stone boasts some ancient, almost far eastern style soundscapes as well as a synth-line that seems to be some sort of a variation… Read more »