Boomkat Product Review:
Cast your mind back a bit and you may remember Forest Swords' debut for Old English Spelling Bee, a record that was described by some as capturing the spirit of Burial and Ennio Morricone in one desnely fogged package.
Following in the same dub drowsy and tape rendered aesthetic is his 'Rattling Cage' 2-tracker for No Pain In Pop. The 'Rattling Cage' fuses distant marimba tinkle with arcing guitars, spectral wurlitzer and mournful vocals in a rustic dub pop quilt. 'Hjurt' on the other hand builds a sublime tension through a spiky/spooky post-punk drum break and jangly, Shadows-on-smack riffage with a liminal dubconscious ambience that hits the spot, dead on.