Monday, September 16, 2013
Forest Swords - The Weight of Gold
Forest Swords is the work of UK producer Matthew Barnes, who turns out a fresh approach to electronic music on his debut, Engravings. The sound is hypnotic and somewhat psychedelic, but also has an ancient, tribal feel to it. It sounds like electronic music people would have listened to hundreds of years ago, if it had existed back then. But it also has a very distant, smoky, and much more modern texture to it. If you liked Burial's Kindred EP from last year, chances are you'll dig this as well.