It's tough not hearing Forest Swords' 'Engravings' without images of vast natural spaces coming to mind, but as the producer himself notes much of that wilderness feels rooted in "a British landscape—woodland and sandstone, because that’s the environment I live and produced the record in."
Directing the new Forest Swords video for The Weight Of Gold, choreographer Benjamin Millepied has taken the music out of its original context and set it against the backdrop of Israel's Dead Sea region. Draped in sheepskin, dancer Billy Barry wanders the rocky landscape. The ancient vastness of the space combines with telegraph poles, factories, and tank trucks – capturing many of the conflicts present in Forest Sword's sound.
Tri Angle released 'Engravings' on August 26th 2013.