Consouling Sounds is honored to welcome Jozef Van Wissem back for the release of his new album “Ex Mortis“. The idea of “Ex Mortis“, or ‘From Death’, was key to this album. It is inscribed on the lute used to record this album, and refers to the renaissance of lute music as carried out by Van Wissem. The new compositions are inspired by ‘The Book of Gostlye Grace’, which was written by nuns in the convent of Helfta in the 1290’s. It depicts an intense religious and even erotic desire to get closer to God. Playing around the dichotomy of eros and thanatos, Van Wissem paints a vivid and engrossing picture. He got the help from Jarboe, Nikolaj Komiagin and Thor to get his take on “Ex Mortis” come to full fruition.
Jozef Van Wissem will extensively tour 2020 to promote “Ex Mortis“.