#nowplaying David Lynch’s Twin Peaks Archive

  • Twin Peaks was the pinnacle of TV-as-art/entertainment.  It was a show that transcended the medium.  It was dark, funny and – at times – downright silly.

    (Cough) Instrumental to its success was Angelo Badalamenti’s score which director David Lynch has begun to slowly (re-)release under the project banner “The Twin Peaks Archive”.

    To be made available in a piecemeal manner (bundle by bundle) the archive is an ‘open album’ of soundtrack pieces (and many outtakes) from the Twin Peaks TV series and movie.  This is audiophile-grade material that will regularly swing/sling the listener from comfort to eery disquiet – and back again.  96 songs have been released so far; they are available for download as Apple Lossless and MP3.

    These are the sounds of the woods at night, an angel of a girl floating across the floor, something sinister on the wind, the echoes of an America that never existed.  The owls are not what they seem.

    Listen/buy at the official David Lynch website.  Further commentary at the unofficial website Welcome To Twin Peaks.

    Written by John

    John currently lives in Berlin where he creates videos and podcasts for Darko.Audio. He has previously contributed to 6moons, TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile.

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