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blue bob

Sure i knew David Lynch was involved in music, creating soundtracks for his films ('Eraserhead') and writing lyrics for Julee Cruise (used in 'Twin Peaks') and Jocelyn Montgomery.

But somehow i'd missed 'Blue Bob' (2002), a collaboration between Lynch and his long-time sound engineer John Neff. An "industrial blues" album, 'Blue Bob' was "based on the pounding machinery of the smokestack industry and the raw amplified birth of rock and roll."

Blue Bob

Of course, it's as moody and dark as anything from Lynch-land. The instrumental tracks especially play like a soundtrack. In fact, 'Blue Horse' sounds a lot like it came from 'Lost Highway', and a version of 'Mountains Falling' was used in 'Mulholland Drive'. But it also rocks, like primitive Rammstein.

As Lynch allegedly told Neff: "I want beats like machines, like dogs on PCP -- when they bite down you feel it."


cinematic orchestra

Not sure if i can recommend a soundtrack without having heard it with the film. But this one holds up well enough on its own: The Cinematic Orchestra 's new soundtrack to Dziga Vertov 's 1929 avant-garde classic ' Man with a Movie Cam… Read the full post »

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