Sónar by Day 2017 (June 16th)

Always boasting incredibly versatile line-ups, Sónar had been on my wish list for a very long time. Despite only dipping into the entire experience (the festival runs for three days and three nights) – these are some of the highlights of Friday June 16th…

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Forest Swords – Compassion

Mathew Barnes, aka Forest Swords, returns with a more daring approach to his distinctive occult beats on Compassion, his second full length LP that marks a definitive shift from ‘bedroom producer’ to established musician. Cementing his name through recent collaborations with Massive Attack and a soundtrack to the recent Assassins Creed Rogue video game, Barnes still maintains the terrestrial and earthy textures that defined him on 2013’s Engravings.