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KEXP Presents Midnight In A Perfect World with Forest Swords

KEXP Presents Midnight In A Perfect World with Forest Swords

Playing tracks by

Midnight in a Perfect World, Sophia Loizou, Kelly Lee Owens, Arthur Russell, The Dave Brubeck Quartet and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 10th in the #experimental chart, 37th in the #ambient chart and 51st in the #jazz chart.

The alias of Merseyside, UK-based producer Matthew Barnes, Forest Swords has steadily emerged as one of the most exciting artists exploring the darker magnetic fringes of exploratory electronic music, folding numerous genres into his own undefinable sound since debuting in 2009 and unleashing early EPs on No Pain in Pop and Olde English Spelling Bee. Following an excellent debut 2013 album on Tri Angle Records, his recent sophomore album 'Compassion' marked his debut for renowned UK label Ninja Tune, providing another showcase of his evolving, enveloping soundscapes that continue to captivate. His special guest DJ set for Midnight in a Perfect World is as unpredictable as his own music, blending together some of his own darkly-lit amorphous soundscapes alongside expertly curated hidden gems that range from neo-classical to ambient, synth-wave to disco, cerebral jazz to cutting-edge club rhythms.