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This week’s FACT mix is a long-awaited session from Forest Swords.

The main project of Matthew Barnes, we’ve been after a Forest Swords FACT mix for some time: in fact, we first asked after his first album Dagger Paths, a mesmerising blend of doom metal, Ennio Morricone and r’n’b, claimed the #1 spot on FACT’s best albums of 2011. The years since Dagger Paths have seen Forest Swords become a part of the Tri Angle stable, releasing his second album for the label Engravings, while also collaborating with How to Dress Well, Otto Baerst and more.

If you’ve followed Forest Swords’ music then the content of his FACT mix won’t surprise you: across one hour at 45 minutes, he reiterates his love for hip-hop and r’n’b (Jeremih, Travi$ Scott, Janet Jackson), gloomy long-form compositions (Muslimgauze, Raime) and, well, just good music (Hercules & Love Affair is a particularly fun curveball). Tri Angle stans can also rejoice: tucked away at the end you’ll find a track by the label’s new signing Boothroyd.

Forest Swords in the mix – it was worth the wait.


Forest Swords – Gathering
Ex-Easter Island Head – Mallet Guitars Two
David Borden – Enfield In Winter
Fatima Al Qadiri – Szechuan
Phil France – The Swimmer
Wild Beasts – Pregnant Pause
Vatican Shadow – Encryption Nets
Hercules and Love Affair ft John Grant – I Try To Talk To You
August Alsina – I Luv This Shit ft Trinidad James
Jeremih – Raindrops
Travi$ Scott – Upper Echelon ft T.I & 2Chainz
Ben Frost – Secant
Adrian Sherwood – Starship Bahia
Frida – I See Red
Peaking Lights – LO HI
Love Joys – Stranger
Susan Cadogan – Nice and Easy
Janet Jackson – Love Will Never Do (Without You)
Jade – Don’t Walk Away
copeland – Advice To Young Girls
Neneh Cherry – Blank Project
Dutch E Germ – Rani
Actress – Time
Muslimgauze – Every Grain of Palestinian Sand
Sd Laika – Meshes
Boothroyd – NYC
Raime – The Last Foundry
Unknown – Thor’s Stone No Love (Forest Swords ft MC Ride)
Richard Skelton – River Song
Steindór Andersen – Stephansson: Rammislagur



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