An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil
Experimental lute player�Jozef�Van�Wissem�and acclaimed film director and musician Jim Jarmusch have a working relationship that dates back to 2006, when they ran into each other on the street in New York City and quickly struck up a friendship. Van�Wissem�contributed to the soundtrack for Jarmusch's 2013 movie�Only Lovers Left Alive, and the two have collaborated on three previous studio albums -�Apokatastasis, Concerning the Entrance�Into�Eternity,�and�The Mystery of Heaven.�An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil�is their second release as a duo for Sacred Bones Records, following�The Mystery of Heaven, and it's narrative picks up where that album left off.�Musically, the�mostly instrumental�album�finds much of it's power in minimalism. Van�Wissem's�unadorned lute traces the outlines of subdued electronics and ominous guitar drones laid down by Jarmusch. It's a subtle album, and repeat listens reveal vast depths in it's dark corners. Above all, it's an album that sees two formidable collaborators complement each other brilliantly.