The Mystery of Heaven

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The Mystery of Heaven
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 13, 2012 (2012-11-13)
GenreClassical, minimal
LabelSacred Bones Records
Jozef van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch chronology
Concerning the Entrance into Eternity
The Mystery of Heaven
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Consequence of Sound3.5/5 stars[2]
Dusted Magazinefavorable[3]
Pitchfork Media6.4/10[5]

The Mystery of Heaven is the second collaborative album by Jozef van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch.[6] It was released on Sacred Bones Records in 2012.[7]

The track "The More She Burns the More Beautifully She Glows" features a guest appearance from actress Tilda Swinton.[8]


Bob Boilen of NPR said: "The album is gritty but not in-your-face; it's pretty, but there's nothing delicate about it. It's a rich, appropriately cinematic sound."[9]

Track listing[edit]

2."Flowing Light of the Godhead"11:03
3."The Mystery of Heaven (Long Version)"9:57
4."The More She Burns the More Beautiful She Glows" (featuring Tilda Swinton)10:56
5."Etimasia (Reprise)"1:44
6."Flowing Light of the Godhead (Eternal Sun)"11:08


  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "The Mystery of Heaven - Jim Jarmusch / Jozef Van Wissem". AllMusic.
  2. ^ Kivel, Adam (November 15, 2012). "Album Review: Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch – The Mystery of Heaven". Consequence of Sound.
  3. ^ Strohm, Adam (November 13, 2012). "Jozef Van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch - The Mystery of Heaven". Dusted Magazine.
  4. ^ Mejia, Paula (November 15, 2012). "Reviews - Jim Jarmusch & Jozef Van Wissem". Filter.
  5. ^ Neyland, Nick (December 7, 2012). "Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch: The Mystery of Heaven". Pitchfork Media.
  6. ^ Thurm, Eric (September 27, 2012). "Hear the new single from Jim Jarmusch and Jozef Van Wissem, "Etimasia"". The A.V. Club.
  7. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (September 26, 2012). "Jim Jarmusch / Jozef Van Wissem: "Etimasia"". Pitchfork Media.
  8. ^ Hudson, Alex (September 26, 2012). "Jim Jarmusch and Jozef van Wissem Detail 'The Mystery of Heaven,' Get Tilda Swinton to Guest". Exclaim!.
  9. ^ Boilen, Bob (November 4, 2012). "First Listen: Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch, 'The Mystery Of Heaven'". NPR.

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