It is rare that an album of such simple parts can leapfrog generic boundaries with complete abandon, yet that is exactly what Jozef Van Wissem does with his 13th solo album "It Is Time For You To Return". Simply put, this music is made up primarily of Van Wissem's lutes, some vocals and that's almost it, apart from three tracks where he is joined by Jim Jarmusch, Domingo García-Huidobro and Yasmine Hamdan.
The album begins with the somewhat plaintive "If There's Nothing Left Where Will You Go?", a simple, beautiful piece that takes its time going where it will, creating little expectations within itself that it thwarts.
"Love Destroys All Evil" lives up to the expectations the album cover delivers (I'll come back to the cover later, though), and evokes black metal muses to create something that through purely compositional elements is as intense as any ...