Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and composer Jozef Van Wissem build a tapestry of drones, noise, feedback and clanging stringed instruments on “The Two Paths,” a track off their upcoming collaborative album, An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil. A new video for the track, by director Jules Guerin, pairs the duo’s otherworldly racket with images of deserts and empty buildings all in black and white. Swirls of light distort each image.
“To me, listening to Jozef Van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch’s music is definitely an introspective journey made of darkness and light,” Guerin said in a statement. “A hallucinatory exploration generated by the etheric nature of Jozef’s lute and Jim’s textures and feedbacks guides us through the unknown realms of our psyche.
“I started visualizing an endless walk in the desert, and at some point, I felt intoxicated by the beauty and lonesomeness of these places … losing focus … slowly blinking the eyes and eventually closing them and surrender to the inside light, like in a near-death experience,” he continues. “The desolation of a ghost town and the infinity of the desert seemed to fit perfectly ‘The Two Paths’ [in terms of] ambience.”
The seven-track An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil is due out February 8th. “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,” Jarmusch said of the album in a statement. “It was a real pleasure to collaborate with Jozef once again.”