Jun 25, 2017

Sundaze 1726


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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Like every collaboration between David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti, Mulholland Drive's soundtrack is equally eerie, elegant, and eclectic, spanning the up-tempo swing of "Jitterbug" and the haunting drones of the film's main theme in its first two tracks alone. Badalamenti's work ranges from the jazzy "Dinner Party Pool Music" to the ominous ambience of "Diner," "Silencio," and "Dwarfland/Love Theme." Lynch's own surfy, guitar-based compositions, "Mountains Falling" and "Go Get Some," aren't quite as transporting as Badalamenti's pieces, but they do offer a sonic twist on the sunny California that Lynch subverts in the film. Similarly, Linda Scott's sugary-sweet "I've Told Every Little Star" takes on a slightly disturbing edge in the context of the album, while "Llorando," Rebecca Del Rio's Spanish a cappella version of Roy Orbison's classic "Crying," only sounds more vulnerable and heart-wrenching. More focused than the Lost Highway soundtrack and more traditionally Lynchian than the score for The Straight Story, Mulholland Drive is a mysterious and affecting soundtrack from one of the most consistently creative teams working in film.

Angelo Badalamenti - O.S.T. Mulholland Drive  (flac 368mb)

01 Jitterbug 1:27
02 Mulholland Drive 4:16
03 Rita Walks / Sunset Boulevard / Aunt Ruth 1:55
04 Diner 4:16
05 Mr. Roque / Betty's Theme 4:06
06 The Beast (Milt Buckner) 2:29
07 Bring It On Home (Sonny Boy Williamson) 2:39
08 I've Told Every Little Star (Linda Scott) 2:17
09 Dwarfland / Love Theme (Badalamenti & Lynch)12:14
10 Silencio 4:27
11 Llorando (Crying) (Rebekah Del Rio) 3:32
12 Pretty 50's (Lynch 'n Neff) 3:02
13 Go Get Some (Lynch 'n Neff) 7:08
14 Diane And Camilla 4:48
15 Dinner Party Pool Music 1:26
16 Mountains Falling (Lynch 'n Neff) 8:15
17 Mulholland Drive / Love Theme 5:40

 Angelo Badalamenti - O.S.T. Mulholland Drive   (ogg 166 mb)

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Composer Angelo Badalamenti, known for his work with the off-key film director David Lynch, hooks up with another oddball, Stephen Shainberg, for Secretary, and turns out another of his highly original, moody, ambient scores. The music is both gentle and faintly menacing, similar to Badalamenti's work on such Lynch efforts as Blue Velvet and Lost Highway, but a bit lighter and less haunting. Badalamenti is a minimalist who focuses on details in his slow-moving works, so that an individual plucked guitar pattern or wind-like sweep of strings, often with echo added, carries much force. The effect is to support the unusual tones of the Lynch films, as well as this one. The soundtrack album opens with Leonard Cohen's 1988 song "I'm Your Man," a statement of devotion in keeping with the film's theme, and concludes with Lizzie West's "Chariots Rise," which is reminiscent of the work of Natalie Merchant and Marianne Faithfull, and is another love song with a whiff of victimhood.

Angelo Badalamenti - O.S.T. Secretary (flac  194mb)

01 I'm Your Man (Leonard Cohen) 4:25
02 Generique 4:42
03 Feelin' Free 3:20
04 Snow Dome Dreams 4:32
05 Bathing Blossom 1:59
06 Seeing Scars 3:32
07 Loving To Obey 4:12
08 Office Obligations 3:19
09 The Loving Tree 2:08
10 Orchids 2:44
11 Secretary's Secrets 2:45
12 Chariots Rise (Lizzie West) 3:15

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For Walter Salles's adaptation of the Japanese horror film Dark Water, the director enlisted revered composer Angelo Badalamenti, best known for his work on the enigmatic films of David Lynch. Since the movie (about a haunted apartment building and a tormented mother) hinges its suspense on the unknown, Badalamenti keeps the arrangements eerily minimal until key moments arise. "The Tram (Main Title)" features delicate strings that hone in on a frantic passage and then recede. Similarly, "The Drip Stain" is alternately calm and unsettling, while "New Nightmare" conjures up a palpable sense of foreboding. The ensemble employed here is the Hollywood Studio Symphony, a group that clearly knows how to create musical tension, and expertly captures the nuances of Badalamenti's score. Listeners willing to be both frightened and entranced will find the music of Dark Water chilling and intriguing.

Angelo Badalamenti - O.S.T. Dark Water (flac 174mb)

01 Seattle, 1974 1:31
02 The Tram (Main Title) 2:13
03 Ceci Wanders 2:51
04 The Drip Stain 3:23
05 Flotsam 1:46
06 Deluge In 10F 3:12
07 Mom From Hell 2:25
08 A Ghost In The Machine 3:58
09 New Nightmare 3:40
10 Hello Again Kitty 1:47
11 The Water Tower 2:37
12 The Sacrifice 3:56
13 Final Elevator 2:34
14 End Credits 5:57

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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 6 (flac 357mb)

134 Audrey's Dance (Drums And Bass) 5:12
135 Audrey's Dance (Solo Rhodes) 5:16
136 Audrey's Dance (Synth And Vibraphone)1:06
137 Audrey's Dance / Dance Of The Dream Man (Clarinet) 3:37
138 Audrey's Dance / Dance Of The Dream Man (Flute) 3:39
139 Audrey's Dance / Dance Of The Dream Man (Saxophone) 3:40
140 Sneaky Audrey (Alternate) 1:28
141 Sneaky Audrey (Audrey's Investigation) 1:53
142 Sneaky Audrey (Solo) 0:50
143 One Armed Man Theme (Solo Clarinet Improvisation) 4:57
144 Attack Of The Pine Weasel 2:12
145 Great Northern Big Band 1:31
146 Great Northern Piano Tune #4 2:55
147 Wedding Hymn 0:33
148 Wedding Song #1 1:52
149 Wedding Song #2 ('Stranger Nights') 1:13
150 Wedding Song #3 (Accordian) 1:02
151 Twin Peaks Theme (Harp) 1:03
152 Ben's Battle 1:53
153 Ben's Battle (Solo Flute) 1:39
154 Ben's Battle (Solo Percussion) 1:53
155 Ben's Battle (Solo Trumpet) 0:58
156 Ben's Lament 1:38
157 The Culmination 4:17
158 Half Speed Orchestra 4 (Dugpas) 1:29
159 Half Speed Orchestra 6 (Bob's Dance / Back To Missuola) 1:11
160 Half Speed Orchestra 7 1:27
161 Laura's Dark Boogie (Clean) 5:04
162 The Red Room 5:34
163 Distant Train 1:35
164 Love Theme (Dark) 2:28
165 James & Evelyn 3:29

Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch - Twin Peaks Archive part 6  (ogg  162mb)

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