One year after Nobody Living Can Ever Make Me Turn Back, New York-based musician Jozef van Wissem announced the release of a new album. We Adore You, You Have No Name is out on November 9th via Consouling Sounds. He shared a new video for the track “How You Must Leave“.
About the track, Jozef comments: “‘How you must leave’ is a prelude consisting of mirror image melodies. It’s the introductory part of a different take on the classical lute suite form. It’s the gateway to the record entitled We Adore You, You Have No Name, a title taken from the secret of secrets book, a description of worship of the nameless all-inclusive god.”
Inspirations for the album come from a madrigal by Arcadelt (1557), Caravaggio’s painting ‘The Lute Player’ (1596) and a Baroque lute Sarabande by classical lute composer Ennemond Gaultier (1651). Van Wissem explains “the album track “ You Know That I Love You” is based on the madrigal of the same name by Arcadelt (1557). The book of sheet music for this piece is depicted by Caravaggio in his painting ‘the Lute Player ‘(1596). In December 2017 I was commissioned by the Hermitage in St Petersburg to perform the piece for the event for the final restoration of the painting. So I studied the classical version to perform it. However confronted with the sound system, acoustics of the museum and the amount of people in the hall I decided to do a more fluent drone version. “Unto Thee I Lift up mine eyes “ is based on a Baroque lute Sarabande by classical lute composer Ennemond Gaultier (1651).”