Full details emerge of new Forest Swords album, Compassion

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  • Matthew Barnes's second full-length will land on May 5th via Ninja Tune.
  • Full details emerge of new Forest Swords album, Compassion image
  • Full details of Forest Swords' new album, Compassion, have emerged. The LP was hinted at earlier this month when Ninja Tune announced they'd signed a new track, "The Highest Flood," from the Liverpudlian producer, real name Matthew Barnes. (He later sent fans more unreleased music via Whatsapp.) The London label will also handle the full-length, which is Barnes's first since 2013's debut, Engravings. Compassion is ten tracks long and will be performed live all over Europe this summer, including stops at Field Day, Sónar and Dekmantel festivals. "Like many, with all that's been going on since I started making the record, I've struggled to see any kind of light at the end of the tunnel," says Barnes. "So I realised there's some sort of power in trying to create our own instead. I'm inspired by the ways we're communicating now, for better or worse, and thinking about new channels we can distribute ideas. The idea of looking for flexible future ways of expression and language, that bends to our needs quicker, really excites me." After the album, Barnes will set his mind to a series of dance, performance, film and music projects, to be produced and released via his new experimental studio and record label, Dense Truth. More details will be announced in the coming months. Watch the video for "Arms Out," directed by Sam Wiehl.
    Tracklist 01. War It 02. The Highest Flood 03. Panic 04. Exalter 05. Border Margin Barrier 06. Arms Out 07. Vandalism 08. Sjurvival 09. Raw Language 10. Knife Edge Ninja Tune will release Compassion on May 5th, 2017.

    • Wed, 24 May 2017

      Hyperreality Festival for Club Culture by Wiener Festwochen

      Nite Jewel, Ancient Methods, Merzbow, Raime, Lakker, Paula Temple, Holly Herndon, Dr. Rubinstein, Tropic Of Cancer, DJ Nigga Fox, Forest Swords, Lotic, Amnesia Scanner, DJ Firmeza, Jlin, Dinamarca, Rezzett, Uli K, Kamixlo, Chino Amobi, TOXE, SKY H1, Keiji Haino, Mafia Boyz, Nidia Minaj, CEM, Nan Kolè, Endgame, Pan Daijing, Mechatok, Yves Tumor, Visible Cloaks, Juliana Huxtable, Carla dal Forno, Equiknoxx, Minou Oram, Nkisi, Alpha Tracks, Embaci, Puto Anderson, NinOo, Angel-Ho, BLEID, Inou Ki Endo, Oklou, FAKA, Misonica, RIP TXNY

    • Wed, 24 May 2017

      Hyperreality Festival for Club Culture by Wiener Festwochen

      Nite Jewel, Ancient Methods, Merzbow, Raime, Lakker, Paula Temple, Holly Herndon, Dr. Rubinstein, Tropic Of Cancer, DJ Nigga Fox, Forest Swords, Lotic, Amnesia Scanner, DJ Firmeza, Jlin, Dinamarca, Rezzett, Uli K, Kamixlo, Chino Amobi, TOXE, SKY H1, Keiji Haino, Mafia Boyz, Nidia Minaj, CEM, Nan Kolè, Endgame, Pan Daijing, Mechatok, Yves Tumor, Visible Cloaks, Juliana Huxtable, Carla dal Forno, Equiknoxx, Minou Oram, Nkisi, Alpha Tracks, Embaci, Puto Anderson, NinOo, Angel-Ho, BLEID, Inou Ki Endo, Oklou, FAKA, Misonica, RIP TXNY

    • Thu, 25 May 2017

      Spring Attitude Festival 2017

      Nathan Fake, Max Cooper, Nite Jewel, Jon Hopkins, Huerco S, Radian, Moscoman, Romare, Grischa Lichtenberger, Powell, Forest Swords, Clap! Clap!, Sailor & I, Mafia Boyz, Nan Kolè, Chassol, Yussef Kamaal, Jenny Hval

    • Thu, 25 May 2017

      Spring Attitude Festival 2017

      Nathan Fake, Max Cooper, Nite Jewel, Jon Hopkins, Huerco S, Radian, Moscoman, Romare, Grischa Lichtenberger, Powell, Forest Swords, Clap! Clap!, Sailor & I, Mafia Boyz, Nan Kolè, Chassol, Yussef Kamaal, Jenny Hval

    • Sat, 3 Jun 2017

      Field Day 2017

      Âme, Aphex Twin, Moodymann, Marcel Dettmann, Nicolas Jaar, Flying Lotus, Hunee, Moderat, Nina Kraviz, Joe Goddard, Jon Hopkins, Midland, Machinedrum, Job Jobse, Clams Casino, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Omar Souleyman, Forest Swords, Lena Willikens, Death Grips, Run The Jewels, A. G. Cook, Danny L Harle, Fatima Yamaha, Mura Masa, Lady Leshurr, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Overmono, GAIKA, ABRA, SIREN DJs, Hannah Diamond, Sinkane, Hælos, Tom Ravenscroft, METHYL ETHEL

    • Sat, 3 Jun 2017

      Field Day 2017

      Âme, Aphex Twin, Moodymann, Marcel Dettmann, Nicolas Jaar, Flying Lotus, Hunee, Moderat, Nina Kraviz, Joe Goddard, Jon Hopkins, Midland, Machinedrum, Job Jobse, Clams Casino, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Omar Souleyman, Forest Swords, Lena Willikens, Death Grips, Run The Jewels, A. G. Cook, Danny L Harle, Fatima Yamaha, Mura Masa, Lady Leshurr, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Overmono, GAIKA, ABRA, SIREN DJs, Hannah Diamond, Sinkane, Hælos, Tom Ravenscroft, METHYL ETHEL

    • Thu, 15 Jun 2017

      Sónar by Day - Thursday

      Craig Richards, Prins Thomas, Andy Stott, Daniel Brandt, RP Boo, HVOB, Arca, Forest Swords, Tutu, Earl Sweatshirt, Denis Sulta, Bawrut, BSN Posse, Lanoche, DJ Bus Replacement Service, Conor Thomas

    • Thu, 15 Jun 2017

      Sónar by Day - Thursday

      Craig Richards, Prins Thomas, Andy Stott, Daniel Brandt, RP Boo, HVOB, Arca, Forest Swords, Tutu, Earl Sweatshirt, Denis Sulta, Bawrut, BSN Posse, Lanoche, DJ Bus Replacement Service, Conor Thomas

    • Wed, 2 Aug 2017

      Dekmantel Festival 2017

      Masters At Work, Jeff Mills, Nathan Fake, Mathew Jonson, Monolake, Larry Heard, Optimo (Espacio), Donato Dozzy, Robert Hood, Omar-S, DJ Bone, Juju & Jordash, Wolfgang Voigt, Marcel Dettmann, Andy Stott, Joe Claussell, I-F, Peter Van Hoesen, Hunee, Truss, Anthony Parasole, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Resom, Tom Trago, Tony Allen, Dopplereffekt, Ø [Phase], Floating Points, Nina Kraviz, San Proper, Joy Orbison, Rødhåd, Ancient Methods, Jon Hopkins, Dax J, Huerco S, Midland, Illum Sphere, Antal, Bicep, Red Axes, Joey Anderson, Demdike Stare, Ben UFO, DJ Nobu, Talismann, Voiski, Red Greg, Factory Floor, Dorian Concept, Josh Cheon, Volvox, Tijana T, Steve Reich, Job Jobse, Young Marco, Objekt, Call Super, British Murder Boys, Tessela, Ge-ology, Vatican Shadow, Awanto 3, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Shanti Celeste, Palms Trax, Karenn, Dr. Rubinstein, Cinnaman, Helena Hauff, Matrixxman, Lorenzo Senni, Deniro, Interstellar Funk, Arca, Eclair Fifi, Forest Swords, Lena Willikens, Selvagem, Jameszoo, Stump Valley, Parrish Smith, Aleksi Perälä, Jayda G, Max Abysmal, Umfang, Peggy Gou, Occult, Fatima Yamaha, Unforeseen Alliance, Beatrice Dillon, Byron The Aquarius, Jon K, Inga Mauer, Overmono, Marie Davidson, Vladimir Ivkovic, Das Ding, Phuong Dan, Colin Benders, Marcos Valle, Bufiman

    • Wed, 2 Aug 2017

      Dekmantel Festival 2017

      Masters At Work, Jeff Mills, Nathan Fake, Mathew Jonson, Monolake, Larry Heard, Optimo (Espacio), Donato Dozzy, Robert Hood, Omar-S, DJ Bone, Juju & Jordash, Wolfgang Voigt, Marcel Dettmann, Andy Stott, Joe Claussell, I-F, Peter Van Hoesen, Hunee, Truss, Anthony Parasole, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Resom, Tom Trago, Tony Allen, Dopplereffekt, Ø [Phase], Floating Points, Nina Kraviz, San Proper, Joy Orbison, Rødhåd, Ancient Methods, Jon Hopkins, Dax J, Huerco S, Midland, Illum Sphere, Antal, Bicep, Red Axes, Joey Anderson, Demdike Stare, Ben UFO, DJ Nobu, Talismann, Voiski, Red Greg, Factory Floor, Dorian Concept, Josh Cheon, Volvox, Tijana T, Steve Reich, Job Jobse, Young Marco, Objekt, Call Super, British Murder Boys, Tessela, Ge-ology, Vatican Shadow, Awanto 3, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Shanti Celeste, Palms Trax, Karenn, Dr. Rubinstein, Cinnaman, Helena Hauff, Matrixxman, Lorenzo Senni, Deniro, Interstellar Funk, Arca, Eclair Fifi, Forest Swords, Lena Willikens, Selvagem, Jameszoo, Stump Valley, Parrish Smith, Aleksi Perälä, Jayda G, Max Abysmal, Umfang, Peggy Gou, Occult, Fatima Yamaha, Unforeseen Alliance, Beatrice Dillon, Byron The Aquarius, Jon K, Inga Mauer, Overmono, Marie Davidson, Vladimir Ivkovic, Das Ding, Phuong Dan, Colin Benders, Marcos Valle, Bufiman