Jun 11, 2017

Sundaze 1724

Hello, the F1 circus is in Montreal this weekend and Hamilton maged a formidable fastest ever lap, he needed to with Vettel on his heels who's the favorite of me to win it, later today. Bottas, Raikonen follow before the Red Bulls of Verstappen and Riccardo, however it's unlikely they finish in that order.

Today's Artist is an American composer, best known for his work scoring films for director David Lynch, notably Blue Velvet, the Twin Peaks saga (1990–1992, 2017), The Straight Story and Mulholland Drive.He received the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for his "Twin Peaks Theme", and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Soundtrack Awards and the Henry Mancini Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.. ....N'Joy

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Badalamenti was born in Brooklyn, New York to an Italian family; his father, who was of Sicilian descent, was a fish market owner. He began taking piano lessons at age eight. By the time Badalamenti was a teenager, his aptitude at the piano earned him a summer job accompanying singers at resorts in the Catskill Mountains. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music and then earned Master of Arts degrees in composition, French horn, and piano from the Manhattan School of Music in 1960.
Film scoring

Badalamenti scored films such as Gordon's War, and Law and Disorder, but his big break came when he was brought in to be Isabella Rossellini's singing coach for the song "Blue Velvet" in David Lynch's 1986 film Blue Velvet. Inspired by This Mortal Coil's recent cover of Tim Buckley's "Song to the Siren", Lynch had wanted Rossellini to sing her own version, but was unable to secure the rights. In its place, Badalamenti and Lynch collaborated to write "Mysteries of Love", using lyrics Lynch wrote and Badalamenti's music. Lynch asked Badalamenti to appear in the film as the piano player in the club where Rossellini's character performs. This film was the first of many projects they worked on together.

After scoring a variety of mainstream films, including A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, he scored Lynch's cult television show, Twin Peaks which featured the vocals of Julee Cruise. Many of the songs from the series were released on Cruise's album Floating into the Night. From the soundtrack of the television series, he was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for the "Twin Peaks Theme".

Other Lynch projects he worked on include the movies Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive (where he has a small role as a gangster with a finicky taste for espresso), and The Straight Story as well as the television shows On the Air and Hotel Room. Other projects he has worked in include the television film Witch Hunt, and the films Naked in New York, The City of Lost Children, A Very Long Engagement, The Wicker Man, Dark Water and Secretary. He has also worked on the soundtrack for the video game Fahrenheit (known as Indigo Prophecy in North America).

He was composer for director Paul Schrader on such films as Auto Focus, The Comfort of Strangers and Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist. In 1998, Badalamenti recorded "A Foggy Day (in London Town)" with artist David Bowie for the Red Hot Organization’s compilation album Red Hot + Rhapsody a tribute to George Gershwin which raised money for various charities devoted to increasing AIDS awareness and fighting the disease. In 2005, he composed the themes for the movie Napola (Before the Fall), which were then adapted for the score by Normand Corbeil. In 2008, he directed the soundtrack of The Edge Of Love, with Siouxsie, Patrick Wolf and Beth Rowley on vocals.

Badalamenti received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Soundtrack Awards in 2008. On July 23, 2011, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers presented Badalamenti with the Henry Mancini Award for his accomplishments in film and television music.

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For Twin Peaks fans, hearing more of the series' immediately recognizable music is almost as much of a revelation as another chapter from Laura Palmer's diary. While "All New" is something of a misnomer, Twin Peaks: All New Season Two Music is a nice way to commemorate the release of Twin Peaks' second season on DVD after years of languishing in the video netherworld. This music isn't as iconic as David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti's first-season soundtrack, but like everything in Twin Peaks' second season, it's fascinatingly fragmented, while going deeper into the series' lore and emotions. The familiar themes of Twin Peaks are revisited and reconfigured: "Love Theme"'s minor-key melodrama gets chilly, discordant high notes underscore its tragic feel, while "Packards' Vibration" sets the "Bookhouse Boys" melody to vibraphone, adding some whimsy to its menace. As Twin Peaks delved further into Laura's world and all the intrigue in that small Washington State town, the music followed, covering everything from gritty electric blues ("Drug Deal Blues") to rollicking piano pieces ("Hayward Boogie") to barbershop quartet harmonies ("Harold's Theme"), while still delivering the noirish jazz and dreamy atmospheres that defined Twin Peaks. Though Twin Peaks: All New Season Two Music's sound is more scattered, the duality of innocence and corruption is drawn more sharply. "High School Swing" radiates sock-hop joy, and "Audrey's Prayer" is luminously pure, especially when compared to the raunchy bump and grind of "Blue Frank" and "I'm Hurt Bad"'s lurid brass and organ swells. Even more than Twin Peaks, this soundtrack captures the feeling of dusk turning into evening and all the promise -- good and bad -- that night brings. In Twin Peaks, "nightlife" means that the night has a life and mind of its own: "Night Bells'" rhythms rustle ominously, and a palpable dread runs through "Dark Mood Woods/The Red Room" and "Laura's Dark Boogie," where the bass is so low that it's felt more than heard. However, Twin Peaks: All New Season Two Music's most striking moment is "Just You." Sung by Sheryl Lee, Lara Flynn Boyle and James Marshall, it's the most heartbreakingly lonely love song that Ritchie Valens never recorded, with the trio's vocals echoing out into emptiness. Like all of Lynch and Badalamenti's songs with lyrics, the song manages to imbue well-worn sentiments like "together forever in love" with ambiguity that makes them compelling all over again -- and that kind of familiar mystery haunts every part of Twin Peaks' world.

Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch - Twin Peaks - Season Two Music and More  (flac 368mb)

01 Love Theme Intro 2:21
02 Shelly 2:17
03 New Shoes 3:47
04 High School Swing 1:51
05 Hayward Boogie 2:16
06 Blue Frank 5:12
07 Audrey's Prayer 2:10
08 I'm Hurt Bad 2:31
09 Cop Beat 1:56
10 Harold's Theme 1:42
11 Barbershop 1:25
12 Night Bells 2:47
13 Just You 3:36
14 Drug Deal Blues 3:08
15 Audrey 2:27
16 Josie And Truman 4:31
17 Hook Rug Dance 2:24
18 Packards' Vibration 2:39
19 Half Heart 5:31
20 Laura's Dark Boogie 5:01
21 Dark Mood Woods / The Red Room 9:01
22 Love Theme Farewell 2:34

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Jocelyn Montgomery was surround by music while growing up in England. With a grandfather who hobbied as a fiddle-maker introduced her to the beautiful, classical sounds of her native country. Furthering her interests at The Purcell School of Music for the next six years, Montgomery studied formal vocal training and continued it at Saint Paul's Girl School while taking up the Violin. After graduation, she spent a couple years flexing her classical folk background at various parties and weddings while studying composition in London. With some indie-film roles under her belt -done for the sake of paying her bills- Montgomery eventually married and moved to Los Angeles, but of course not letting that get in the way of her singing career.

The teaming of former Miranda Sex Garden vocalist/fiddler Jocelyn Montgomery with the bleak auteur-of-darkness David Lynch might seem inaccessible in theory. But the duo's startlingly lovely modern take on 12th century abbess Hildegard von Bingen's music on Lux Vivens is remarkably alive and endlessly compelling. Lynch's industrial drone and bizarre sound samples, from gentle waves to crashing thunder, aren't that far removed from his Eraserhead score. His brooding tones suggest funeral marches, chirping birds in flight, battles between Heaven and Hell, landscapes devoid of light, and percolating medieval stews. One can't emphasize enough just how beautifully Montgomery's tender, yearning voice works with Lynch's stoic sonic base. She comes across like a sweeter and more religious Sinéad O'Connor, without the latter's pop sense. Montgomery almost seems the perfect mixture of O'Connor and the Cocteau Twins' Liz Fraser; equal parts inner strength and angelic levity. Indeed, it would be hard to overstate the otherworldly beauty of Montgomery's stunning, nearly transcendental vocal work here. It seems both Montgomery and Lynch found equal muses in each other, if only because their highly contrasting musical styles clash and weave together so magically over the course of the album. Completely accessible, and brimming with emotion and style, Lux Vivens is an absolute aural treat that both sounds wonderful as background music, and rewards intensely close listening. The title says it all, really: the duo's music is a kind of living light. Gorgeous.

Jocelyn Montgomery with David Lynch - Lux Vivens (flac  277mb)

01 Flame And Vision 1:53
02 Sapientie 3:10
03 O Tu Illustrata 8:23
04 Et Ideo 3:21
05 Viridissima 5:07
06 Battle And Aftermath 1:41
07 Gloria Patri 2:31
08 Lux Vivens 8:22
09 Deus Enim 2:50
10 Clarissima 7:21
11 Orzchis 2:43
12 Caritas 2:49
13 Kyrie 2:56
14 Hodie 2:56
15 Alleluia 3:51

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The soundtrack to Jane Campion's 1999 film Holy Smoke features a score by David Lynch's frequent musical collaborator, Angelo Badalamenti, which captures the movie's seductive, mystical qualities. The entire album is worth the price of admission, to a wonderful journey through music and unforgettable themes with stand outs - "Waitin, Reaching, Seeking" and "Montage Finale" simply heart wrenching. A few highlights - "The Celebration" and "Maya, Mayi, Ma" is so haunting, this theme is still in your head after the album is over. With a classic track by Annie Lennox - "Primitive" is mesmerizing with this hypnotic power that flows flawlessly over you. Milan Records has come up with a sure-fire winner, that will keep film and music lovers wanting more.

Angelo Badalamenti - O.S.T. Holy Smoke (flac 255mb)

01 Holly Holy (Neil Diamond) 4:29
02 Betrayal Of Ruth 2:27
03 Love Journey 3:23
04 Moonrise 2:16
05 Kiss All Around It 1:56
06 Waitin, Reaching, Seeking 3:52
07 Waltz In The Desert 2:12
08 Snappy Lipstick 2:08
09 Hallucination 2:10
10 I Put A Spell On You (The Angels) 4:01
11 The Celebration 2:47
12 Montage Finale 4:54
13 Primitive (Annie Lennox) 4:17
14 Maya, Mayi, Ma 6:50

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The Twin Peaks Archive by David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti is an album with rare and unreleased tracks from both the television series as well as the prequel film.The counter officially stops at a whopping 212. Two hundred and twelve previously unreleased Twin Peaks tracks. The catalog was initially released between 2011 and 2012 via davidlynch.com. None of the 212 songs were —at least in their full-length form— previously included in the Music From Twin Peaks, Twin Peaks Season Two Music And More and   Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me soundtracks. So much material here covering both the TV series and film. Everything from familiar cool jazz, and percussion shuffles the series is known for, to the deep brooding synthesizer moods and ambiences of the film score. Listening to it reminds me of again why the show impacted pop culture the way it did. Coincidentally, Death Waltz finally reissued its long awaited vinyl release of the original Twin Peaks soundtrack just days ago, and the liner notes have Mr. Badalamenti remarking Twin Peaks as being his defining work, this compilation showing just how great he is at sculpting these surreal atmospheres.Rare Twin Peaks production stills appeared in the background on David Lynch’s website.

There are currently no plans to release Twin Peaks Archive by Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch as a physical album, and they’ve been removed from davidlynch.com. But today, you can purchase download the entire catalog of nearly 10 hours of music as a digital download for only US $9.90 . Here, expect every Sundaze posting to end with 70 minutes plus batch of tracks the coming 8 weeks.

Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch - Twin Peaks Archive part 4   (flac 334mb)

086 Freshly Squeezed (Complete) 5:21
087 Freshly Squeezed (Flute) 5:22
088 Freshly Squeezed (Mid-Tempo Version) 1:43
089 Freshly Squeezed (Fast Cool Jazz Version 2) 3:42
090 Freshly Squeezed (Fast Cool Jazz Solo Bass) 3:19
091 Freshly Squeezed (Solo Bass Clarinet) 4:28
092 Freshly Squeezed (Solo Clarinet) 4:25
093 Freshly Squeezed (Solo Flute) 4:29
094 Josie And Jonathan 2:03
095 The Mill Deal 1:27
096 The Mill Fire 0:55
097 Back To Fat Trout (Unease Motif / The Woods) 2:52
098 Behind The Mask 2:28
099 Circumference Of A Circle 11:11
100 It's Your Father 3:47
101 Jacque's Cabin / The Train Car 4:09
102 Laura Visits Harold 3:18
103 Phillip Jefferies 2:10
104 Teresa's Autopsy 2:37
105 Theme From Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me (Saxaphone) 6:47
106 Wash Your Hands 3:03

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Peter Tron said...

cheers rho!

david does make very good music, and he also does great sound design for his films & tv work.

i trust you're watching twin peaks season three?

it's gradually 'getting there', considering the classic lynch direction of the first two episodes!

i guess we shall see where it all goes :)



Charles said...

Good lord, this has been amazing! I had no idea all this Twin Peaks stuff was available. I have the 2 season soundtracks on CD but where did all THIS stuff come from? Amazing!

Thank you! I'm also looking forward to hear some of Badalamenti's other works here.

Anonymous said...

please re-up Angelo Badalamenti - O.S.T. Holy Smoke