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Artist
Forest Swords
ReleaseProduct
Bolted
Label
Ninja Tune
Catalogue Number
ZEN297
Release Date
October 20, 2023
  • Vinyl 1×LP, Limited Coloured

    Pre-order $33.49

    Light indigo vinyl

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    ZEN297X

    • Gatefold matte varnish outer sleeve with printed inner sleeve
    • 12 page artwork booklet
    • Double-sided 12” art print
    • Download code

    Estimated release date: October 20, 2023

  • Vinyl 1×LP, Coloured Vinyl

    Pre-order $28.49

    Translucent algae green vinyl

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    ZEN297

    • Matte varnish sleeve
    • Printed inner sleeve
    • 12” double-sided art print
    • Download code

    Estimated release date: October 20, 2023

  • CD

    Pre-order $13.49
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    ZENCD297

    • Gatefold matte varnish sleeve with CD pocket

    Estimated release date: October 20, 2023

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Forest Swords (aka electronic producer/composer Matthew Barnes) returns. Having spent the past few years working as an in-demand composer and sound designer – writing music for ballet, film and video games – 'Bolted' was recorded over the last twelve months in Barnes’ home city of Liverpool. His ad hoc studio in a former vehicle and munitions factory (with connections to shadowy guerilla artists The KLF) became a gateway for him to explore, using a combination of hardware, software and tape machines to mould and sculpt a sound world for the album. Across its 11 tracks he dives deeper into his unique sonic vocabulary (including personal samples of Neneh Cherry and the late Lee Scratch Perry) to weave together a set of tracks that sounds equally muscular and bleak, haunting and euphoric. While his previous album – the acclaimed 'Compassion' released in 2017 – saw Barnes toy with widescreen technicolour, the world of ‘Bolted’ is tightly wound, taught, with a sense of aching urgency like never before.

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