Angelo Badalamenti, Twin Peaks Soundtrack (180G, Colored Vinyl)

Here’s another cool collectible from one of my favorite stores in the East Village, The Turntable Lab.

I love this television show. One of these days I will own the Blu-ray series of Twin Peaks.

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One of the greatest scores ever recorded is finally back in print for the first time in 25 years!

Death Waltz Recordings went all out with this beautiful pressing of the original Twin Peaks Soundtrack giving it the super-deluxe reissue treatment featuring 180 gram “Damn Fine Coffee” vinyl, 425gsm die-cut sleeve with spot varnish text, lyric sheet + liner notes from the composer Angelo Badalamenti, top-loading obi strip, and David Lynch-approved artwork by Sam Smith.

I’m glad that after 25 years, Death Waltz Recording Company has re-released the original soundtrack for Twin Peaks for a new audience to enjoy. This is my defining work as a composer and I’m happy it will get a fresh listen” – Angelo Badalamenti, 2016.

 

David Lynch – The Art Life

His genius is compelling. David Lynch, The Art Life a documentary about the acclaimed director’s childhood up through his early films, is making its debut this weekend at the Venice Film Festival.

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Patti Smith and David Lynch Share A Conversation

What an incredible conversation that recently took place between Patti Smith and David Lynch. They are two artists I admire and love hearing converse about each other’s art in this BBC Arts Video.

The Twin Peaks blog post which features this recent “revelation of two incredible minds” is insightful in its scope and purpose . I am indebted to this Twin Peaks blog site for the content it has as a Twin Peaks fan. My thanks for pointing out that Patti and David’s interlude takes place inside Guillermo Kuitca‘s Les Habitants, a living room inspired by David Lynch’s recreation of one of his own paintings over at Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, where both artists have exhibited.

The BBC does not want the video clip distributed so please look at the Twin Peaks Web link below (for the next 29 days) to view how Patti Smith and David Lynch coalesce in the conviction of their artistic vision which they create on behalf of the people.

David Lynch – The Big Dream

Creative genius at work is what the sign on the cover of The Big Dream by David Lynch brings to mind. I am enjoying the fruits of David Lynch’s latest musical effort. The album releases in the US tomorrow, July 16th. The Big Dream is a throwback to the 50’s sound.

The album cover image has a different meaning to David Lynch:

“That man is experiencing big love. And that’s what the big dream is all about,” Lynch told the magazine last month. “When that man was walking down the street, and he saw you, you can picture that electric lightning bolt going through him. Big love.”

Here is a documentary video about David Lynch making the The Big Dream. Ain’t it cool 😉

Bonus Track

“I’m Waiting Here” by David Lynch and Lykke Li.

A continual “Positive Charge” from Danger Mouse

One of my objectives with this music blog is to look for the magic rocks in my musical backyard, turn them over and find the treasures they uncover.

I have become enamored by the continual positive charge that Danger Mouse is having as he continues to help shape the direction of modern music.  When he sits at the music potter’s wheel the art takes on a dimensional texture that I find endlessly revealing.

It is no wonder Danger Mouse was named producer of the decade (2000-2009) by Paste Magazine. There are several recordings he has been directly involved with of late that intersect organically.

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This all began to gel for me with Rome (2011) an eloquent collaboration with Daniele Luppi, Jack White and Norah Jones that redefines the essence of an Italian western soundtrack as a modernistic soliloquy. I still get goose bumps when I play this recording.

Little did I know that Norah Jones and Danger Mouse had worked together in secret earlier on a recording in June 2009 to be called, Little Broken Hearts (due May 1st). Their kinship for music experimentation, that sense of constantly reinventing one’s self makes for fascinating discourse. I am eager to hear this new recording

I was fascinated to learn of Danger Mouse and James Mercer’s stellar collaborations on the recording’s Dark Night of the Soul (With Sparklehorse and David Lynch among others) and Broken Bells which are both marvelously woven works of intricate dimensionality with pleasant discoveries at every juncture.

This has happily wrought for us Danger Mouse’s influence through the music of James Mercer and the Shins. The musical context of Point of Morrow bears evidence to these results with striking contrast and originality.

“You can credit Brian [‘Danger Mouse’ Burton] with a lot of that,” Mercer tells Spinner, discussing the more headphone-rich sound of ‘Port of Morrow.’

“Because working with Brian gave me a lot of confidence to do something like that and not be so nervous about being adventurous to, y’know, bust a move.”

The array of newly painted rocks once obscured by the tall blades of  grass in my back yard now become one rich tapestry. 🙂

The Music of David Lynch

The day before yesterday I wrote about the David Lynch Foundation Music project and Record Store Day 2012.  I am compelled to delve further into transcendental meditation, renew my relationship with his stellar film making and explore his interpretation of music.

The best summary of David Lynch’s music comes from wikipedia.  I have taken the liberty of lifting those paragraphs from the David Lynch wikipedia page.

I am struck by the breadth and depth of his musicianship. David Lynch’s artistic and creative muse in music is expansive.

Lynch has also been involved in a number of music projects, many of them related to his films. Most notably he produced and wrote lyrics for Julee Cruise‘s first two albums, Floating into the Night (1989) and The Voice of Love (1993), in collaboration with Angelo Badalamenti who composed the music and also produced. Lynch has also worked on the 1998 Jocelyn Montgomery album Lux Vivens. He has also composed bits of music for Wild at HeartTwin Peaks: Fire Walk with MeMulholland Drive, and Rabbits.

In 2001, he released BlueBob, a rock album performed by Lynch and John Neff. The album is notable for Lynch’s unusual guitar playing style: he plays “upside down and backwards, like a lap guitar”, and relies heavily on effects pedals.[113] Most recently Lynch has composed several pieces for Inland Empire, including two songs, “Ghost of Love” and “Walkin’ on the Sky”, in which he makes his public debut as a singer. In 2009, his new book-CD set Dark Night of the Soul was released.[114]

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In 2008, he started his own record label called David Lynch MC on which its first release Fox Bat Strategy: A Tribute to Dave Jaurequi was released in early 2009. In August 2009, it was announced that he was releasing Afghani/American singer Ariana Delawari’s Lion of Panjshir album in conjunction with Manimal Vinyl Records in October 2009.

In November 2010, Lynch released two electro pop music singles, “Good Day Today” and “I Know”, through the independent British label Sunday Best Recordings. Describing why he created them, he stated that “I was just sitting and these notes came and then I went down and started working with Dean [Hurley, his engineer] and then these few notes, ‘I want to have a good day, today’ came and the song was built around that”.[115] The singles were followed by an album, Crazy Clown Time, which was released in November 2011 and described as an “electronic blues album”.[116] The songs were sung by Lynch, with guest vocals on one track by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs,[117] and composed and performed by Lynch and Dean Hurley.[116]

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On September 29, 2011, Lynch released This Train with vocalist and long-time musical collaborator Chrysta Bell on the La Rose Noire label. [118] The 11-song album was produced by Lynch and co-written primarily by Lynch and Bell. [119] It includes the song “Polish Poem” which is featured on the Inland Empire soundtrack.

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Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty Documentary

The first full trailer for the forthcoming Pearl Jam 20th Anniversary documentary was released and distributed virally on the Web.

Pearl Jam Twenty is the definitive portrait of Pearl Jam: part concert film, part intimate insider-hang, and part testimonial to the power of music and uncompromising artists.

You can read all about the world premiere, festival showings, the 9/20 screenings, the key cities where it will be shown and the PBS American Masters Series event in October in this Web article at Broadway World, http://goo.gl/mvcEv

I have been a firm believer in the power of music to cause change, heal people spiritually, and increase our internal happiness.

Get psyched along with me here 😉

I like the formula of Cameron Crowe, Pearl Jam, David Lynch and the planned distribution options coming up in September.

I add this music documentary to my “must see” and “own” list.