This incredible soundtrack to David Lynch's grossly underrated film
features some of composer Angelo Badalamenti's most effective and haunting music. The 12 tracks included here are wildly divergent, encompassing ambient instrumentals, jazz interludes and several pieces which defy categorization.
Of particular note is Julee Cruise's "Questions In A World Of Blue", as beautiful in its own way as her legendary "Falling". "The Pink Room", one of the dirtiest grindhouse freakouts ever committed to tape, features a brilliantly haunting bassline written by Lynch, and stunning reverb-drenched guitar by David Jaurequi.
The spoken-word lurching bass-growl of "The Black Dog Runs At Night" is as spine-chilling as Jimmy Scott's vocal on "Sycamore Trees", both pieces perfectly encapsulating the darkness at the core of the film. "The Voice Of Love" is one of the most emotional synthesizer pieces Badalamenti has ever committed to tape.
This is a stunning companion to an overlooked masterpiece, and an essential purchase for anyone wishing to further explore the incredible work of David Lynch.
(NOTE- Cherubini's "Agnus Dei", which features in the film's closing moments, is sadly not included on this disc. The exact version featured in the film can be ordered here