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DJ​-​Kicks: Forest Swords

by Forest Swords

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD Album compiled by Forest Swords.

    Tracklist CD:

    01 David Toop - Things Just Went Sour Gradually All At Once
    02 Forest Swords – Voice Memo of Outdoor Singing Group In Chinatown, Liverpool
    03 Anna Homler & Steve Moshier - Ŏŏ Nu Dah
    04 Kara-Lis Coverdale - Imgs /r
    05 Dialect – Three Sisters Theme
    06 Rhythm & Sound w/ Love Joy - Best Friend
    07 Anna Domino - With the Day Comes the Dawn
    08 Neneh Cherry – Blank Project
    09 Tokyo Prose & FIS - The Truths
    10 Dead Can Dance - Mesmerism (Remastered)
    11 Forest Swords – Crow (DJ-Kicks Exclusive)
    12 Lutto Lento – Gyal A Devil
    13 Disjecta - Smokehead
    14 Skinnerbox – Gender (Axel Boman Remix)
    15 Deena Abdelwahed - Walk On, Nothing To See Here
    16 Pantha Du Prince - Welt Am Draht (Animal Collective Remix)
    17 Mira Calix - Umchun​ga Locks
    18 Laurel Halo – Throw
    19 Demdike Stare - Mnemosyne
    20 Djrum - Showreel pt.2
    21 Orbital - The Box (Part 1)
    22 Rupert Clervaux & Beatrice Dillon - VII
    23 The London Bulgarian Choir - Pilentse Pee
    24 Vashti Bunyan – Here Before
    25 Forest Swords – Voice Memo of Piston at Manchester Museum of Science & Industry
    26 Baka Forest People Of Southeast Cameron – Eden Liquindi 2
    27 Ánde Somby - Gadni (Spirit of the Mountain)

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    2LP Vinyl Album compiled by Forest Swords

    Tracklist 2LP:

    A1 The London Bulgarian Choir - Pilentse Pee
    A2 Rhythm & Sound w/ Love Joy - Best Friend
    A3 Anna Domino - With the Day Comes the Dawn
    A4 Neneh Cherry – Blank Project

    B1 Forest Swords – Crow (DJ-Kicks Exclusive)
    B2 Tokyo Prose & FIS - The Truths
    B3 Dead Can Dance - Mesmerism (Remastered)
    B4 Baka Forest People Of Southeast Cameron – Eden Liquindi 2
    B5 David Toop - Things Just Went Sour Gradually All At Once
    C1 Kara-Lis Coverdale - Imgs /r
    C2 Lutto Lento – Gyal A Devil
    C3 Laurel Halo – Throw
    C4 Disjecta - Smokehead
    D1 Demdike Stare - Mnemosyne
    D2 Orbital - The Box (Part 1)
    D3 Rupert Clervaux & Beatrice Dillon - VII
    D4 Vashti Bunyan – Here Before

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about

!K7 are pleased to announce Forest Swords as the next curator of the ever essential DJ-Kicks series.

Following acclaimed albums on Ninja Tune and Tri Angle, soundtrack and installation work, and remixes of the likes of Bjork, Matthew Barnes aka Forest Swords has curated a 27-track compilation that draws a line between past inspirations and his current peers.

"My favourite nights when I was younger, there wasn't really a focus on etiquette; sticking to genres, perfect transitions – it was all pretty DIY, like having someone cook up their personal mixtape in front of you, just to share music between people"; says Barnes.
"John Peel's eclectic radio show made a huge impact on me growing up, so that kind of personal, instinctive approach to selecting tracks always felt more exciting than something that was sterile and seamless. I wanted to carry some of that spirit into this compilation".

Like much of his own output, Forest Swords’ DJ-Kicks dances around pristine electronics to embrace more organic textures: 80s post punk (Anna Domino, Dead Can Dance), classic 90s British electronica (Orbital, Mira Calix, Disjecta), and smokey digi-dub (Rhythm & Sound), all rub up alongside some of the most forward-facing producers working today (Demdike Stare, Laurel Halo) and avant garde explorers (David Toop, Kara-Lis Coverdale).

The compilation shifts through rhythms and emotions: from pop icon Neneh Cherry's primal thudding to the zombified throb of exclusive Forest Swords track 'Crow', via Deena Abdelwaheed's clattering deconstructions and the outdoor mountain singing of Ánde Somby.

Drawing threads between decades, borders and genres, DJ-Kicks is a collection of tracks that feels as restlessly curious, and crucial, as Barnes' own work.

credits

released May 18, 2018

2018, !K7 Music

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