Electronic music legends Toby Marks (a.k.a. Banco de Gaia) and Andrew Heath embarked on a musical pilgrimage across England and Wales in 2018. During their trek they made field recordings. Later on, they integrated those founds sounds into meditative ambient tracks featuring piano, guitars and electronics.
The byproduct of their experimentation is Motion, a transformative collaborative full-length album that stands as a wondrous sonic document of their journey.
Today we’re thrilled to world premiere the music video for the album’s lead track, “For Stone (West), Pt. 1,” which was directed by Marks. The track was inspired by a trip to Wales, where the pair journeyed to The Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth and then plunged deep into Llechhwedd Slate Caverns.
Marks says of the video, “A key element of the track was the sound of the mine lift at an old slate mine in North Wales. The opening shot is the approach to the lift entrance then the rest is the descending track into the mine. The original footage was provided by the mine plus some other footage sourced by us.”
Hit the play button below and enjoy.