Posted in music | tour dates on January 30, 2012

Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch

"Any Jim Jarmusch buff could tell you that the man has great taste in music. Take the original scores for Stranger than Paradise and Dead Man, by John Lurie and Neil Young, respectively--stand-alone masterpieces that mesh beautifully with the director's stark black-and-white palette--or the killer lineup (Stooges, Sleep, Raekwon) he put together for the 2010 ATP New York fest. Curating isn't the same as performing, though, and even a disciple hip to Jarmusch's stint as keyboardist for early-'80s NYC art punks the Del-Byzanteens might second-guess his current instrumental abilities.

So what a happy surprise it is that Concerning the Entrance Into Eternity (Important), a new record that pairs Jarmusch's guitar with Jozef Van Wissem's lute, is one of the young year's most engaging listens: an album that dispels within seconds any sense of a filmmaker turned dilettante musician. -[Time Out NY]

Concerning The Entrance Into Eternity is not due, via Important Records, until 2/28, but both Dutch lutanist and composer Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch will celebrate the release with performances at Issue Project Room on February 3rd at 8PM and 10PM. Tickets for the early show appear to be sold out, but the late show is still on sale (same ticket link for both).

Check out a song from the record as well as a live set of the pair at WNYC below.

Jim Jarmusch & Jozef Van Wissem - "The Sun of the Natural World is Pure Fire" by SSG Music



Comments (9)

bjork or this fuzz feedback lute thing.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2012 12:32 AM

Great! So I guess I can make a movie now.
This album will likely be about as good as my movie.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2012 8:33 AM

"Great! So I guess I can make a movie now.
This album will likely be about as good as my movie"

Sure, you can do anything. Oh wait, you don't have the resources to live out your dreams?? You can't do everything in life you want because you never became a success??? Ah, too bad pal. Now you can go back to daydreaming about a life similar to the one Jarmusch actually lives.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2012 9:28 AM

So, I guess you won't be buying a ticket to my movie then, Schmucky?

Oh, that is until it gets written up in BV. Then you'll be grabbing your scarf and white belt and knocking down other hipsters to be seen at the premiere.

You poor adorable flaccid sheep.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2012 11:49 AM

11:49 - Lacking both wit and logic, that was indeed the saddest attempt at a proper comeback. Practice in the mirror and then go public when you're ready. G'day, you little runt!

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2012 12:48 PM

you poseur.

you and I will never be a cool as Jim J, but at least I admit it. you will be stuck in a downward spiral until you leave W'burg and move back into your family's home in Akron

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2012 5:42 PM

Wow, this is very nice..Great work guys!!

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Posted by How to Make Money Fast | July 8, 2012 11:13 PM

jim rules

Posted by jordon | August 7, 2013 1:24 PM

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