Having haunted us for twenty six years, Angelo Badalamenti's soundtrack to the (oc)cult counter culture masterpiece Twin Peaks finally gets the reissue treatment on damn fine coffee coloured vinyl via the good folks at Death Waltz.
Given a fully remastered Red Room makeover, from the second the needle hits the groove and the opening credits, music rolls out of the speakers and the vibe is one of transportation. Be prepared to instantly find yourself deep in the wooded backdrop of Twin Peaks with Dale, Harry, Bobby and Audrey all within grasp.
The music that shrouded this most peculiar cult classic moves from seductive lounge jazz to dreamlike enchanting ballads sung by Julee Cruise, exotica library style passages sit next to slow, mournful pop tunes. The influence from the sounds within were felt far and wide across the underground, with Moby using 'Laura Palmer's Theme' as the basis for his breakbeat driven acid house classic Go.
Both Lynch and Badalamenti have approved the newly remastered release. "This is my defining work as a composer and I’m happy it will get a fresh listen," Badalamenti said in a statement. Back in 1990 both David Lynch and Angelo Badalament raised the bar with the show and accompanying soundtrack for Twin Peaks, and today Death Waltz mesmerising does what few others have ever managed, and hits the heights for what amounts to the ultimate Twin Peaks soundtrack package.