Forest Swords‘ submerged dub continually proves Liverpool’s most famous band hasn’t influenced all of its denizens—we’re pretty sure Lennon liked to smoke a J every now and again, but there’s no way he was ever as irie as Forest Swords. Sound-wise, anyway. The “Rattling Cage” apparently refers to the tom-hit every eight bars, a bit of ghost percussion that clamors through a mournful-sounding vocal sample and kinda freaky tubular bells. Wonder if Forest Swords is the kind of dude who has Nova on DVD and keeps a tarantula as a pet? Either way, his music is from another dimension where the Jamaican sun never rises and creepy sand elves play tiny steel drums under haunted palm trees all summer long.
Forest Swords, “Rattling Cage” MP3
POSTED June 23, 2010 12:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS