- Jim Jarmusch
The two met in 2006 and began collaborating shortly after, with Van Wissem contributing to Jarmusch’s 2013 film Only Lovers Left Alive. An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil is their second album for the Sacred Bones label after 2012’s The Mystery of Heaven. Like its predecessor, the new album examines the work of Russian occultist, philosopher, and Theosophical Society founder Helena Blavatsky. Since the album is mainly instrumental, the references to Blavatsky’s esoteric work is mostly referenced in the track titles, which allude to her teachings: “Concerning the White Horse,” “The Two Paths,” “When the Sun Rises Do You Not See A Round Disc of Fire.”
“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,” says Jarmusch. “It was a real pleasure to collaborate with Jozef once again.”
Meditate on the enigmatic “The Two Paths,” below:
An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil is out February 8 on Sacred Bones Records. To preorder, visit https://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/products/sbr218-jozef-van-wissem-jim-jarmusch-an-attempt-to-draw-aside-the-veil.