|Available Formats||No. of Tracks||Price||Buy|
|CD Album||8 tracks||£8.50|
|Download Album (mp3)||8 tracks||£6.32|
|Download individual tracks||from £0.79|
Forest Swords - Dagger Paths
All CD/DL orders come with a a free bonus download LP featuring featuring the deleted ‘Fjree Feather’ EP (2009), remixes by Becoming Real, Pariah and more, plus a exclusive mixtape featuring unreleased material and These New Puritans and Wild Beasts reworks.
The Wirral's enigmatic Forest Swords make a textured, gauzy music as indebted to the Liverpool region's rich musical heritage as it is the windswept-yet-beautiful coastal environment from which it was born. The result is something completely organic, sounding like a mix of Mogwai's more luscious soundscapes, Burial's sample strewn claustrophobia, with touches of Ennio Morricone's legendary reverbed guitar soundtracks.
Debut release 'Dagger Paths' is eight tracks of slow release Satori and soulful ambiance marred with chasmic guitars and dread soaked percussion. 'Hoylake Misst' - named after the one of the peninsula's river-facing towns - is a thick, chanting clifftop epic and a ghostly cover of Aaliyah’s 'If Your Girl Only Knew' threatens to get funky. Closer 'The Light' is the record’s most radiant moment - hazy, offbeat and littered with errant strings.
It's clear Forest Swords' influences are as wide and varied as the landscape his music is created in. The record's clattering dub, thunderous grooves and cavernous guitar licks rub shoulders with R'n'B shuffles, primitive drumming and heady drones to create music that sounds as weighty and chilling as it is triumphant and thrilling.
'Dagger Paths' includes remastered versions of the acclaimed out-of-print cassette singles 'Miarches' and 'Glory Gongs', tracks from March’s US LP release on Olde English Spelling Bee and both sides of No Pain In Pop’s ‘Rattling Cage’ 7” single in August.
Just announced as the #1 Album of 2010 - FACT Magazine
"This is remarkable. It’s making me cry at my desk. 10"
"One unmistakable musical vision. 8.4"
"Incredible, it's love at first sight"
"2010′s most impressive debut"
CD Album (NPIP016)
- Forest Swords - Miarches
- Forest Swords - Hoylake Misst
- Forest Swords - Visits
- Forest Swords - Glory Gongs
- Forest Swords - If Your Girl
- Forest Swords - The Light
- Forest Swords - Rattling Cage
- Forest Swords - Hjurt
Download Album (NPIP016)
|Track Number||Track Name||Track Length||Price||Buy|
|2||Hoylake Misst||7m 52s||£0.79|
|4||Glory Gongs||6m 24s||£0.79|
|5||If Your Girl||6m 25s||£0.79|
|6||The Light||3m 29s||£0.79|
|7||Rattling Cage||3m 49s||£0.79|
|Entire MP3 Download Album (8 tracks)||£6.32|
- MP3 format technical details
- These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.