#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 H. Darko

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