A magical connection in more ways than one – Jarboe and Jozef van Wissem will perform at Prague’s main train station.
Vocalist and composer Jarboe and lutenist Jozef Van Wissem are well known to the Czech audience. However, their combination on a European tour makes a lot of sense – in Prague they will perform in the otherwise inaccessible historical premises of the main railway station.
Jarboe is usually presented in the context of countless creative collaborations – apart from her unforgettable involvement in Swans, it is enough to mention the suggestive recordings she made with Jesu or Neurosis; the hard guitar scene has always been close to her. But in recent years she has devoted herself to more introspective solo work, and the mention of her ability to “give the most ordinary moment overwhelming power,” as Kerrang magazine wrote about her, is extremely apt.
The indefinable artist arrives, as she did in 2013, alongside guitarist P. Emerson Williams.
Lute player, singer and composer Jozef van Wissem is naturally most often remembered for his collaboration with director and musician Jim Jarmusch. He created the music for his vampire opus Only Lovers Survive, and they released several albums together on the Sacred Bones label. But first and foremost, the nomadic musician van Wissem is an inspiring figure who can bring very contemporary ideas into tones that evoke the Middle Ages. An autotdidact and a preacher whose journey is never over.
Both musicians will present this year’s recordings on tour: Wissem released Behold! I Make All Things New on his own Incunabulum label, Jarboe has returned to the years of his seminal Skin Blood Women Roses thanks to Consouling Sounds, and he’ll be re-releasing “one of my favorite records” Sacrificial Cake in the fall.
The Czech stop of their joint tour will take place on November 25 at Prague’s main train station.