Jozef Van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch will release their second LP, The Mystery of Heaven, on November 13th on Sacred Bones. Check out the music video for “The Sun of the Natural World is Pure Fire” off their previous album below.
Diego Barrera, the director, describes the video below:
I’ve written a story in a way that its development would be fluid, a structure that would relate with the basic concept of the videoclip, the movement of water (and union of other elements, fire’s radiance in water when the soul heals). A relationship after death, where the dimension or posthumous world presents itself with water, which is the environment where the two main characters have contact, one of them is the personification of a wound that is reopened which attracts and at the same time scares away, we pretend to sweeten it or violently try to make it disappear. The solution or healing that I propose is through balance, or at least what that word means to me, I connect the relationship between these two (or one character, depends how you want to perceive it) with Hermaphroditus in Greek mythology, Ovid tells in his “Metamorphoses” that Aphrodite’s and Hermes’s son from great beauty attracted a water nymph’s attention, she was called Salmacis. So great was her obsession for the beautiful lad that once she had him in her arms (which were water, all her body was liquid) she pleaded to the Gods to never separate them, and her wish was granted, the equilibrium.