Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch

Dutch lutenist Jozef Van Wissem has always lent a unique strain of spirituality to the acoustic folk song. His ability to skirt the lines of Baroque and experimental, edging one genre into the folds of the other, has long been lauded and it’s been celebrated in the entirety of his catalog. Here Van Wissem hooks up with previous collaborator Jim Jarmusch, a pairing that seems on paper an abstract connection if Jarmusch's credit is seen only as a filmmaker. In truth Jarmusch's guitar playing is sorely under appreciated and here it adds a stormy dissonance to Concerning The Entrance Into Eternity's mystic shell. Jarmusch weaves layers of feedback between the measured plucks and runs of Van Wissem's lute making this one feel as at home alongside James Blackshaw as it does with Tetuzi Akiyama or even Keiji Haino. The album acts as a continuation of the themes the two explored on Van Wissem's The Joy That Never Ends album, dragging the two even further into the ritual catacombs of Baroque spirituals than ever before. It’s not an easy journey but when the skies are scarred and menacing it makes for a great companion.

[MP3] Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch - Concerning The Entrance Into Eternity

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Anonymous Yair Yona said...

beautiful stuff

11:59 PM  

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