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.
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- Newly announced for @OfficialRandL, @BrodyDalle and @bloodredshoes: http://t.co/zJU79dbyP2 about 18 hours ago from web
- We're currently switching servers – again – hence today's drastic lack of activity, but should be back with it soon enough. #EnjoyTheSilence about 1 day ago from Twitter for iPhone
- Here's @giorgiomoroder putting his distinctive spin on @coldplay's #Midnight https://t.co/d4ls2fLbjy http://t.co/8ofXpRgaMB about 3 days ago from Twitter for iPhone
- Needing to burn off a few excess calories in the coming days? You could do worse than to stick Percussions' Sext on… http://t.co/Wr7Va9t8is about 6 days ago from web