Forest Swords, AKA Matthew Barnes, is a producer/composer from Liverpool. I specifically mention composition intentionally. With seeds heavily rooted in the dirt of ambient dub, the incredible ferocity with which this music hits you will knock you on your ass. Tension forever rising, comfortably and calmly, there’s no huge drop anything like that, just doing what composers have always intended to do; tell a story.
Forest Sword’s newest album, “Engravings” was released in 2013, and was rated one the ‘Best Albums of 2013’ by Pitchfork, Stereogum, Wire Magazine, Clash Magazine, FILTER, Dummy, Bleep, Tiny Mix Tapes, Norman Records, Piccadilly Records, Rate Your Music, eMusic, Rhapsody, and Album Of The Year. Clearly this guy has a prosperous career ahead of him, as he’s already started branching out to work with Rap and R&B artists, and continues to broaden his portfolio. Can’t wait to hear what he comes up with next!