Playing tracks by
The Lady in the Radiator, John Morris, Toto w/ Brian Eno, Excerpt from Blue Velvet, Angelo Badalamenti and more.
It would be difficult to exaggerate Angelo Badalamenti’s contribution to David Lynch’s body of work. Unlike other director/ composer teams where the music was written to existing film, this collaboration began when the stories were still part of Lynch’s meditations. Like a patient to a therapist, Lynch would describe moods and feelings that were yet to be connected, with Angelo improvising a musical response. This might explain how the music feels so integrated within the films, seeming to know what transpired behind the white picket fences in the suburbs of Blue Velvet, or between the owls in the forest surrounding Twin Peaks.
The following is a chronological retrospective of some of the best music from the films of David Lynch, which of course includes the small screen series that most potently reflects musical sensibilities.