Wirral’s enigmatic Forest Swords makes textured, gauzy music as indebted to the Liverpool region’s rich musical heritage as it is the windswept and beautiful coastal environment from which it was born. His influences are as wide and varied as the landscape his organic music is created in. Clattering beats, thunderous grooves and cavernous guitar lines rub shoulders with R&B/hip hop shuffles and heavy drones to create a smeared, blurred take on electronic music that sounds weighty, chilling and triumphant. His debut album ‘Engravings’ is out now on Tri Angle Records and already amongst this year’s most acclaimed.
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