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Secret Communications #26 w/ Ilius – David Lynch Special

31 May 2021

This show is dedicated to the genius of David Lynch. I’m a long-time fan of this director and my fascination became even stronger after reading his (auto)biography A Room To Dream. His art matures together with you and you keep noticing new details with every rewatch of his films. But despite being known for his cinema, Lynch is also famous for his vast musical output, some of which sometimes goes a bit beyond the radar.

This episode compiles records created, inspired or produced by Lynch as well as some of the soundtracks from his movies. Hope this will help you to see his magical artistic world from a bit different perspectives. I tried to focus on more lesser known pieces to showcase the diversity of his music. The high point of this selection is his ecstatic and wonderful collaboration with Jocelyn Montgomery in which they perform pieces by Hildegard Von Bingen, a 12th century Benedictine abbess, mystic, composer and philosopher. It is a deeply touching spiritual music and definitely one of the best releases ever!

Playlist

Angelo Badalamenti - The Pine Float (Warner Bros., 1992)
David Lynch - I Have A Radio (Beat Records, 2011)
Julee Cruise - I Remember (Warner Bros., 1989)
Fox Bat Strategy - Lost On Cahuenga (David Lynch Music Company, 2009)
Tuxedomoon & Cult With No Name - Jeffrey Nothing (Crammed Discs, 2015)
David Lynch - Star Dream Girl (Sunday Best Recordings, 2013)
BlueBob - I Cannot Do That (Soulitude Records, 2001)
Chrysta Bell - Swing With Me (La Rose Noire, 2011)
David Lynch - Noah’s Ark (Sunday Best Recordings, 2011)
Angelo Badalamenti - Laurens Walking (Windham Hill Records, 1999)
Jocelyn Montgomery with David Lynch performs Hildegard Von Bingen - Gloria Patri (Mammoth Records, 1998)
Jocelyn Montgomery with David Lynch performs Hildegard Von Bingen - Kyrie (Mammoth Records, 1998)
Jocelyn Montgomery with David Lynch performs Hildegard Von Bingen - Hodie (Mammoth Records, 1998)
Chrysta Bell - Bird Of Flames (La Rose Noire, 2011)
Angelo Badalamenti - Freshly Squeezed (Warner Bros., 1990)
David Lynch & Alan R. Splet - Pete's Boogie (Sacred Bones Records, 2012)
Marek Zebrowski & David Lynch - Night - A Woman On A Dark Street Corner (Excerpt) (David Lynch Music Company, 2007)
David Lynch - And Light Shines (Sunday Best Recordings, 2013)
Thought Gang - Multi-Tempo Wind Boogie (Sacred Bones Records, 2018)
Dumb Numbers - I Dreamed I Saw Jack Nance Last Night (Joyful Noise Recordings, 2015)
Julee Cruise - Movin’ In On You (Warner Bros., 1993)
John Foxx - Lincoln Street (Excerpt) (Crammed Discs, 2015)

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