RIYL: David Lynch, Soundtracks, Existential Confusion and/or Dread

Label: Death Waltz Recording Co

• Director approved artwork
• Composer approved audio
• Sleeve notes By film critic Mark Kermode (approved by David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti)
• Vinyl re-master by Tal Miller at Warner Archives
• Laquers cut by David Cheppa at Plush Vinyl
• 2 x 180G Cherry Pie vinyl
• 425gsm Gatefold sleeve housed inside a bespoke black die cut outer jacket with black spot varnish finish, complete with obi strip.

From the brooding opening bars of the main Fire Walk With Me Theme, Angelo Badalamenti’s gorgeous, eerie score introduces us to a cinematic experience which significantly begins with the smashing of a television screen. Just as the Main Title from Blue Velvet echoed the Hitchcockian hues of Bernard Herrmann, so here we have just the slightest touch of Taxi Driver, as Jim Hynes’ plaintive, keening trumpet soars above a landscape of melancholy keyboards, drawing us into a world which is at once alien and familiar.

The Details

DO YOU THINK THAT IF YOU WERE FALLING IN SPACE, THAT YOU WOULD SLOW DOWN AFTER A WHILE OR GO FASTER AND FASTER? At long last, Death Waltz come through with the vinyl reissue of Angelo Badalamenti's score for David Lynch's excellent Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. The 1992 film was met with lukewarm praise upon its release, but has since been widely regarded as an integral piece of the highly-addictive world of Twin Peaks, and a great film in its own right. Much like the film itself, the music of Fire Walk With Me is an altogether darker and sleazier affair compared to the score of the original Twin Peaks series. While the music from the series hinted at the dark side of a small town in the Pacific Northwest, it still retained a hopeful atmosphere throughout. In contrast, Fire Walk With Me is completely hopeless in its execution. "Theme From Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" is a superb slice of haunted jazz, with a somber trumpet drifting over Badalamenti's bed of lush synth strings. "Sycamore Trees" is a brooding, dreadful jazz number with Jimmy Scott delivering a somber vocal over a slow-creeping beat. Heads will remember the ultra-sleazy rockabilly swagger of "The Pink Room" from the unforgettable scene for which it is named. Twelve tracks on vinyl for the first time in 25 years, spread across two "Cherry Pie" red marbled LPs and housed in a stunning gatefold sleeve modeled after the floor tile of The Red Room. Along with Death Waltz's reissue of the original Twin Peaks score, this is a must-have for all Twin Peaks and David Lynch freaks. Recommended.

"Cherry Pie" red marble colored vinyl
180g heavyweight double vinyl
gatefold sleeve
music label: Death Waltz Recording Co. 2017

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