Forest Swords - The Weight Of Gold

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'The Weight Of Gold'

An exacting, perfection-driven producer, Forest Swords seems to thrive on dank, bass-saturated suggestion.

Of course, it's all very visual. The Wirral producer has a track record for adapting superbly well to video, with previous efforts toying with the hidden realms within his music.

Stripped from new album 'Engravings', 'The Weight of Gold' is available now as a free download. To coincide, Benjamin Millepied ('Black Swan' choreographer and the new director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet) has stepped in to oversee a new video.

A beautifully shot clip, the results match delicate choreography to some remarkable scenery. "Choreography and directing film connect, they are inseparable for me" Millepied said. "In this film the camera is a simple observer. The point was to present Billy in the most pure and direct way possible. It is a portrait."

Stunned by the results, Forest Swords said: "The locations Benjamin picked for this video really resonated with me. I've always associated the songs on Engravings with the British landscape — woodland and sandstone, because that's the environment I live in and produced the record in — but taking the music out of that context and placing it in Israel shifts the track in a direction I didn't expect."

Check it out now.

Forest Swords: The Weight of Gold on Nowness.com

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