Best hold the proverbial Friday press, for a certain Liverpudlian lesser known as Matt Barnes just deigned to unhand the gripping return of Forest Swords. Entitled Thor’s Stone, bold a statement as this might sound in light of the idiosyncratic brilliance intrinsic to much of 2010 extended-play Dagger Paths, it might just be his best yet as stark twangs drafted in from a distant exotic meet with the muggy undertones of suburban discontent. A recording as initially introspective as it is eventually uninhibited and nocturnally initiated, it’s a work of impressively textured contrast – that and this; now and then; never and again. And as such, it’s alluringly exempt from time, place, and pointless categorisation. Explicitly spectacular, if reservedly so.
Dot Dot Dot
- Back among the proverbial pigeons, stream #ThePerfectMess from @bloodredshoes’ upcoming 4th, and finally eponymous LP http://t.co/fxO2oSYgln about 1 day ago from web
- Later, the last of seven tracks to his Sentimentality EP, may yet prove @Spitzlang’s breakthrough tune for thought: http://t.co/hlwr8cFsbp about 1 day ago from web
- Beautiful as it is bloody disorienting, stream Dehost – a dolorous first from London songsmith, Jon Jackson: http://t.co/lJt2SrBxWm about 1 day ago from web
- At times stereotypically torturous, D&D review @XiuXiuforLife pay #Nina Simone the ultimate tribute: http://t.co/Z1wAwM8Ono @graveface_recs about 1 day ago from web