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this is great! how come i never heard of it til the fact eoy list

nakhchivan, Tuesday, 7 December 2010 14:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

I guess there has been talk on the Olde English Spelling Bee thread...but yeah, it's a super album, my favourite of the OESB releases I've heard so far.

seandalai, Tuesday, 7 December 2010 15:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

Interesting. I heard of them via FACT Mag's list. They placed number 1. Friend told me i'd love them. He was right. Another short sentence. Back to the music.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 7 December 2010 15:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

the 'rattling cage' 45 is pretty good

midiverb II program 49 (electricsound), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 22:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

i really like these guys, great cut-up vocals

bows don't kill people, arrows do (Jordan), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 22:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

listening to 'dagger paths' now, it walks a line between really great and really awful. just when it starts to seem dirge-y and amateurish, the vocal samples will come in and pull everything together. i'm curious to hear where their sound goes from here.

bows don't kill people, arrows do (Jordan), Tuesday, 11 January 2011 17:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

Descriptions of Dagger Paths kinda make me want to hear this, but the fact that the name of this project is as dumb as "Forest Swords" seems to warn me to keep my distance.

International Waters, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 19:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

yaaaay finally back in stock at No Pain in Pop website-- ordering tonight

ilxor this could be a standout thread for you imo (ilxor), Tuesday, 11 January 2011 20:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

Had this on order for ages--not until Feb, sadly, but have it all downloaded, so know and love it. The mixtape on his site is pretty good, too.

buildings with goats on the roof (James Morrison), Thursday, 13 January 2011 22:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

'rattling cage' is so good. huge step up.

adult music person (Jordan), Wednesday, 23 March 2011 14:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

new song, tri-angle, etc

precious bonsai children of new york (Jordan), Thursday, 6 June 2013 17:51 (four years ago) Permalink

heard the new album. it is fucking AWESOME.

Oblique Strategies, Thursday, 6 June 2013 18:33 (four years ago) Permalink

any word on a release date?

Number None, Thursday, 6 June 2013 20:22 (four years ago) Permalink

Really like the new track

Gouty_Ted, Thursday, 6 June 2013 20:58 (four years ago) Permalink

same here, looking forward to the LP. i'd love to know if that main flute-ish melody is a sample, or?

precious bonsai children of new york (Jordan), Thursday, 6 June 2013 21:01 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Irby Tremor

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Sunday, 4 August 2013 23:30 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

New LP streaming:

monster_xero, Monday, 19 August 2013 18:28 (four years ago) Permalink


festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 19 August 2013 18:33 (four years ago) Permalink

Sounds really good on the first couple of listens

monster_xero, Monday, 19 August 2013 19:05 (four years ago) Permalink

so far i love this just as much as i'd hoped i would.

festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 19 August 2013 20:26 (four years ago) Permalink

i like it

am0n, Monday, 19 August 2013 21:13 (four years ago) Permalink

so good

flopson, Monday, 19 August 2013 22:01 (four years ago) Permalink

come on this is pretty mediocre

the late great, Wednesday, 28 August 2013 01:39 (four years ago) Permalink


monster_xero, Wednesday, 28 August 2013 02:15 (four years ago) Permalink

it sounds like budget massive attack w/o vocals

the late great, Wednesday, 28 August 2013 03:06 (four years ago) Permalink

Reminds me of Burial, in a good way!

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 28 August 2013 03:17 (four years ago) Permalink

That is...not the right thread. Not at all.

CAROUSEL! CAROUSEL! (Telephone thing), Wednesday, 28 August 2013 03:44 (four years ago) Permalink

I do like this a hell of a lot, though

CAROUSEL! CAROUSEL! (Telephone thing), Wednesday, 28 August 2013 03:46 (four years ago) Permalink

unexpected boom tube intrusion into forest swords discussion

ornamental cabbage (James Morrison), Wednesday, 28 August 2013 06:02 (four years ago) Permalink

some people can't see the forest for the swords

the spectacular cow (Lamp), Wednesday, 28 August 2013 16:39 (four years ago) Permalink

hook/neck dialectic

the spectacular cow (Lamp), Wednesday, 28 August 2013 16:39 (four years ago) Permalink

This is garbage. Lifeless, bloodless, sterile, boring fucking garbage.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:16 (four years ago) Permalink

forest sux amirite

the late great, Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:19 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

sick record this, one 2 blaze 2 amirite

the Shearer of simulated snowsex etc. (Dwight Yorke), Wednesday, 16 October 2013 20:32 (four years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

i'm currently diving into this kind of fact/boomkat music and I enjoy this album very much. any recommendations of where to go next? thank you.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Wednesday, 22 January 2014 10:52 (four years ago) Permalink

I couldn't get into this at all, it was so ponderous and portentious, like late 90s instrumental trip-hop monging music.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 22 January 2014 10:55 (four years ago) Permalink

I listened to it on a long haul flight after 15 mils of valium and it really hit the spot.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Wednesday, 22 January 2014 11:05 (four years ago) Permalink

any recommendations of where to go next? thank you.

Ensemble Economique has got a similar sort of thing going on

paolo, Wednesday, 22 January 2014 11:17 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Hmmm not much FS discussion on ILM. I think Compassion is his best yet, sounds like he finally has the tools and experience to acheive his vision. There are some hooks this time as well.

chap, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 13:24 (ten months ago) Permalink

I can't decide if I like it or not

paolo, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 17:56 (ten months ago) Permalink

It's a really good Forest Swords album, but so far hasn't stuck with me like his previous work. Definitely sounds lush though.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 18:09 (ten months ago) Permalink

kinda hated his earlier work, but listened to this one quite a few times, so i guess... progress :-)

Ludo, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 19:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

I know this is daft but my enjoyment of the new album has been affected by reviews I've read. I've enjoyed the earlier stuff (Dagger Paths more than Engravings) and I read a couple of reviews from sources that I trust that said the new one was awesome. I gave it a few listens and thought it was OK but not that great. I persevered because obviously sometimes it takes a while to appreciate an album

I then read another review that said the album was actually pretty average. Now when I listen to it I'm thinking 'do I want to like this album more than I actually do because of good reviews that I've read, or am I not liking it as much as I would if I hadn't read that other review?' Like I said, I realise this is silly and I should just take the music as it is and not be affected by what I've read about it but I also know it's not really possible to listen to music in isolation (so to speak)

I think the moral of this is that I need to spend less time reading music journalism. Or something

paolo, Thursday, 13 July 2017 08:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

dj kicks!!!!!!

the late great, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 19:24 (one month ago) Permalink

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