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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Jozef Van Wissen - New album Released 18th March



Belgium based label Consouling Sounds are set to release the new album from Dutch minimalist composer Jozef Van Wissem.

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. These were also two key focal points for the direction of Consouling Sounds. The label comment, ‘ being able to collaborate with Van Wissem feels very natural, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to present “When Shall This Bright Day Begin” for a 2016 release.'

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. The album is scheduled for a March 18th release.

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