Van Wissem’s celebrated lute compositions have met with universal acclaim. 2013 even brought him the Cannes Film Festival Soundtrack award for his score of Only Lovers Left Alive — a vampire film by Jim Jarmusch. He is known for constantly pushing the boundaries of his own craft, and for having a keen eye for the aesthetics of his work.
The album harbors eight new compositions that will feel both familiar and fresh, with Van Wissem pushing his compositions subtly away from a rigid contemporary classical style into a more open sound with an almost experimental dark folk/rock orientated emphasis. Van Wissem even quite literally opens up his work, as he invited renowned artist Zola Jesus for two collaborations. Listening to the album, this comes as no surprise. The musical touch of Zola Jesus on this album blends seamlessly with the sound horizon of Jozef Van Wissem.