January 14, 2019
“An adventure into the realm of vibrating strings and the dreamlike musical textures of darkness and light.”
Director and musician Jim Jarmusch is reuniting with avant-garde composer and lutenist Jozef Van Wissem for a new collaborative album called An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil, released via Sacred Bones this February.
Though An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil is the duo’s first release since 2012’s Mystery Of Heaven – Van Wissem also contributed a track to Jarmusch’s 2013 film Only Lovers Left Alive.
According to Sacred Bones, An Attempt To Draw Aside The Veil picks up where Mystery of Heaven left off:
“Like The Mystery of Heaven, An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil delves into the theology of William Blake and Emanuel Swedenborg, this time also exploring the work of Russian occultist and philosopher Helena Blavatsky.”
“An Attempt To Draw Aside The Veil is another adventure with Jozef into the realm of vibrating strings and the dreamlike musical textures of darkness and light,” Jarmusch explains.
Almost entirely instrumental, its seven tracks weave Van Wissem’s unadorned lute with Jarmusch’s “subdued electronics and guitar drones.”
Pre-order a copy of the album here ahead of its 8th February release, listen to ‘Concerning the White Horse’ and check out the track list below.
1. Concerning the White Horse
2. The Unclouded Day
3. The Two Paths
4. Dark Matter
5. Lost Continent
6. Final Initiation
7. When the Sun Rises Do You Not See a Round Disc of Fire