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David Lynch

David Lynch must know something we don’t. There’s a name for people like him; not director, not writer, not producer, but auteur. Lynch has stamped his distinctive, confusing mark on everything he’s created, from the TV series Twin Peaks to the films Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet, Eraserhead and others. Even Dune. He’s supreme leader of the cult following his works have achieved. And now Lynch has placed his finger firmly into yet another pie, this time of the musical variety.

Crazy Clown Time, released in 2011, is not Lynch’s first foray into the musical realm. He worked extensively with composer Angelo Badalamenti to create the songs that in turn bred the unique atmosphere of Twin Peaks, Elephant Man, and others. This is, however, Lynch’s first solo album, and throughout it weaves the slow, spacey, ever-so-slightly unnerving lull that lead into each new twist in the revelation of Laura Palmer’s fate. Just as his more visual work, the album is deep and eerie yet disarmingly lush.

In this session, David Lynch discusses his craft and his new album and plays for us live.


Set List:
David Lynch   / GOOD DAY TODAY    / Crazy Clown Time  1:04
David Lynch   / CRAZY CLOWN TIME     / Crazy Clown Time    2:31