"Skulls" was the first track taken from the album 'The Inevitable End', a song that comes with an invitation and a stark warning, set amongst squelchy bass lines and filtered synths.
Norwegian director and long time collaborator Stian Andersen made the haunting black and white film that accompanies the song.
It follows the ominous journey of Svein and Torbjørn with friends and 83 year-old Adolf into dark woods and dark places.
Director: Stian Andersen & Röyksopp
DOP: Stian Andersen
Producer: Mads Hoel
Edit: Erik Treimann
Grading: Haavard Albertsen, Hocus Focus.
Styling: Johanne Gjøstein & Stian Andersen
Make up: Hanne Christophersen & Trude Mokkelbost Laukli
Production assistants: Jokke Ono, Jon Didrik Reiss Jacobsen, Niclas Selinamm, Simen Normann
Art sculpures: Erik Tidemannn
Edit assistant: Jørgen thorkildsen
Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp recently delivered what they claim is their final traditional album with The Inevitable End, and following the trajectory of traditional album promotion, they've now unveiled a music video for single "Skulls."
The clip itself is far from the usual, however, offering a glimpse into "the ominous journey of Svein and Torbjørn with friends and 83-year-old Adolf into dark woods and dark places."
It was directed by fellow Norwegian and long-time collaborator Stian Andersen and features freaky black and white footage reminiscent of what the Blair Witch Project might look like at a rave.
Röyksopp's Exclaim!-approved The Inevitable End is available now through Arts & Crafts.