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Dialect – Loose Blooms

LTD EDITION VINYL / DL / SPOTIFY – TJRUTH005

'Loose Blooms' is the debut vinyl release from Dialect (aka Liverpool musician, composer and broadcaster Andrew PM Hunt), and the newest release on Forest Swords' freshly minted Dense Truth label, released on limited edition 12", download and streaming on 23 March.

A masterstroke of modern day Mersey ambient, its jagged sound world triangulates Arthur Russell's transcendent pop studies, Tim Hecker's sonic sculpting and Brian Eno's most free-flowing work into a uniquely immersive journey – touching on ancient folklore, modern day environmental anxieties and the instabilities of the natural world and our relationship with it.

Inspired by a trip to Joshua Tree and a subsequent spell in the Scottish Highlands, the album was pieced together during drizzly late nights above a club in Liverpool's nightlife district. Vast excepts of field recordings are woven with bubbling FM synthesis and deformed software experiments picking up ghostly frequencies of Liverpool's iconic musical past along the way. Heavily processed cello, synthesised mutations and fizzing pads come together to form a weathered collage, while tracks bob, weave and merge into each other like a radio dial being re- tuned. It's an unexpectedly emotional record that reshapes and fossilises over the course of its 36 minute run time, asking more questions than it answers, and cements Hunt as one of most exciting new producers in the North West.

The release comes with a video for 'One Day Our Phones Will Be Rocks' by Tom Gill and vinyl packaging art directed by Matthew Barnes/Forest Swords. 'Loose Blooms' is Hunt's third full length release, following outings on Canadian experimental label 1080p Collection and tasty morsels.


Releases
Zurkas Tepla
Bank Robber / In The Same Car
Forest Swords
Shrine: Original Dance Score
Digital
Bandcamp
Spotify
Physical
Webstore
Forest Swords
Dagger Paths EP (Extended)
Digital
Bandcamp
Spotify
Physical
Webstore
Forest Swords
Fjree Feather EP
Digital
Bandcamp
Spotify
Physical
Webstore
For the full Forest Swords website & discography click here
Projects
Shrine: A Solo Dance Performance
Commissioned by arts organisation Metal, 'Shrine' is a solo dance piece devised and scored by Forest Swords. Performed by Owen Ridley-Demonick, choreographed/costumed by Carmel Koster and with lighting design by Venya Krutikov. Premiered in Liverpool before travelling to The Hague and a show at the Museum of London, much of the show's score is made up breath and body sounds, processed and sequenced to create claustrophobic texture and physical rhythm.
Collaborators / Personnel
Carmel Koster
Owen Ridley-Demonick
Venya Krutikov
Shaun Curtis
Jon Hall
Boiler Room
Info
Premiered at the Black-E in Liverpool, January 2016. Broadcast online via Boiler Room. Original score released via Dense Truth.
Ground Rhythms
A series of auto-destructive pieces that explores the idea of 'active listening', Ground Rhythms takes the spaces left by demolished buildings to create new works. These are then performed once in front of an audience and destroyed, or destroy themselves. For Abandon Normal Devices festival in Liverpool, the tracks – based on field recordings of spaces left by the city's David Lewis Theatre, The Overhead Railway and The Sailor's Home – were cut to fragile X-Ray film by Andrew Ellis and Ted Riederer. Inspired by the Soviet era techniques of disseminating banned music via hand-cut disks, the X-Rays were so fragile that they degraded and destroyed themselves whilst being played through.
Collaborators / Personnel
Andrew Ellis – Samizdat
Nathan Jones – Mercy
Ted Riederer
Info
Featured at Abandon Normal Devices, Liverpool and AV Festival, Newcastle.
In The Robot Skies
'In The Robot Skies' is a film project by Liam Young, an architect who operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures. An hour-long film piece made entirely with drone footage, part specially-filmed and part using found footage, the piece was premiered live at the BFI London Film Festival 2016 and features a score written by Forest Swords.
Collaborators / Personnel
Liam Young
Info
An edited section of the film was shown as part of Channel 4's 'Random Acts' series.
The Language of Dreams
'The Language of Dreams' was a collaborative exhibition featuring work by artist/designers Leif Podhajsky and Eva Papamargariti. 'Untitled' by Forest Swords soundtracked the moving image section of the exhibition during its run at London's Hoxton Gallery in early 2016.
Collaborators / Personnel
Leif Podhajsky
Eva Papamargariti
Info
Held as part of the Red Bull Studio Collectives series.
Contact
For more information contact Tom King – tom@giantmenmanagement.com.