Last year, the British guitarist and producer Forest Swords gave us Engravings, a deeply absorbing album of ominous, skeletal, spaced-out almost-instrumentals. It’s one of those epic, absorbing listens that seems to exist completely free of genre, and now the director Benjamin Millepied has made an album worthy of its intensity. Millipied, Natalie Portman’s husband and Black Swan choreographer, filmed on the banks of the Dead Sea, capturing the dancer Billy Barry as he whirls and convulses across an otherworldly landscape. It’s a great video, and you can watch it below.
Engravings is out now on Tri Angle.