About a year ago, I linked up with filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and Dutch musician Jozef Van Wissem in the greenroom of New York's Le Poisson Rouge after they performed some material from their ongoing guitar-lute collaboration, which had recently yielded an album called The Mystery of Heaven, on Sacred Bones, and another titled Concerning the Entrance Into Eternity, on Important Records. We talked about Jarmusch's upcoming vampire film, Only Lovers Left Alive, and discussed the subtly punk rock ethos of the Renaissance figure of the traveling lute player. Brooklyn-based video artist and FADER director to watch Jacqueline Castel just dropped this slowly panning, church iconography-heavy video for The Mystery of Heaven cut "Etimasia," and it's about as stark, ominous, and subtly magical as the track itself.
Video: Jozef Van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch, “Etimasia”
November 12, 2013