Jozef Van Wissem – “Confinement” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The music of Dutch composer Jozef van Wissem’s can come off as either meditative or menacing. On “Confinement,” his relentless lute is adorned by bubbling, barely-there synths and minimal electronic percussion. The track’s equally hypnotic new video features gorgeously lit scenes of Van Wissem playing his lute throughout New York City. It’s a moody clip that magnifies the passing moments when vision is obscured by deep shadows or blinding lights. Following Van Wissem’s work in film scoring, this video feels especially fitting for his slow, mesmerizing compositions. Watch the video and see Van Wissem’s upcoming tour dates below.

03/18 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
03/27 Knoxville, TN @ The Square Room (Big Ears Festival) (With SQÜRL)
03/31 Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Music Of Art (Big Ears Festival)
04/03 Iowa City, IA @ Trumpet Blossom (Mission Creek Festival)
04/05 Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival (With SQÜRL)