Jim Jarmusch and Jozef Van Wissem to release new collaborative LP on Sacred Bones

Jim Jarmusch and Jozef Van Wissem to release new collaborative LP on Sacred Bones

A heartwarming tale: Experimental lutist meets legendary independent filmmaker on the street and gives him a CD. They remain in contact and begin jamming together, the lutist on lute and the filmmaker on VHS camcorder guitar. They release three full-length albums together, and the lutist does the soundtrack for the director’s 2014 slice-of-life vampire movie…

Okay, yes, I’m definitely talking about Jozef Van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch. They’ve got a new album coming out on Sacred Bones.

An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil, which is the duo’s fourth album overall and second on Sacred Bones, will be released February 8 (just in time to soundtrack your Valentine’s Day!) and can be pre-ordered here.

Per the label’s press release, the album draws upon the theological ideas of William Blake, Emanuel Swedenborg, and Helena Blavatsky; although, the music being instrumental, the play with this conceptual material is most evident in the track titles — which you can check out below, along with the album’s austere-yet-apocalyptic artwork.

But before you attempt any such tricky veil-maneuvering, you’d better have a listen to advance track “Concerning the White Horse.” Just to know what you’re getting into;


An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil tracklisting:

01. Concerning the White Horse
02. Dark Matter
03. The Unclouded Day
04 The Two Paths
05. Lost Continent
06. Final Initiation
07. When the Sun Rises Do You Not See a Round Disc of Fire

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