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October 20, 2023
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Forest Swords unveils his new album on Ninja Tune. Bolted is available on ‘fresh green’ transparent LP, limited edition ‘winter wind’ opaque deluxe LP, and CD. Spending 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 past year in a warehouse factory space in Barnes’ home city of Liverpool. Across its 11 tracks he dives deeper into his unique sonic vocabulary to weave together a set of tracks that sounds equally muscular and bleak, haunting and euphoric. As ever in his music, melancholy and joy, monochrome and colour, past and future all feel ambiguous. Emotions shift from moment to moment, the differences between digital and acoustic instruments more smeared than ever: a queering of time, space and sonics that feels both playful and totally vital. "Both sincere and sublime” - Resident Advisor (★★★★★) “A stunning vision, hypnotic” - DJ Mag (★★★★) "The goosebumps will cover most of your body" - Exclaim! (8/10) “The perfect soundtrack to the precarious times we live in” - PopMatters (8/10)

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