What’s the plural of “pig fetus” anyway? “Pig feti?” So hard to nail down the grammar there.
As it happens, Casper Haugegaard, who directed the video below for Rwake‘s track “It was Beautiful but Now it’s Sour” from last year’s brilliant Rest resurgence, seems to have had a much easier time actually nailing the pig fetuses themselves, or so the clip demonstrates. Don’t worry though. Real or not, everything it lacks in conveying the bleak gorgeousness of the song itself, it more than makes up for in needless “eww, gross” factor.
Apparently it’s already been pulled from YouTube, so here it is from Vimeo, who I guess are less squeamish about this kind of thing. PR wire info follows:
The 12 minute short film, directed Danish horror aficionado Casper Haugegaard, features devastating slow motion close-ups of actual pig fetuses being absolutely annihilated by a variety of implements. RWAKE frontman C.T. commented on the video:
Caspercame to us about a year ago with this idea. He said he had “certain” subject matter he knew he had to film and that it would fit to our music perfectly. He probably knew no other band in its right mind who would agree to this footage and believe me the original test shootings he sent were way sicker. This fits Rwake perfectly and we are honored to have such an artist like this think of us in the way that it inspires him to make such a beautifully, disturbing short film accompanied to our music.”
RWAKE released Rest, their first album in over four years, last year to immense critical acclaim. The harrowingly beautiful progressive/doom/sludge masterpiece is currently available for streaming here.
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