Surely, everyone must have heard of the TV series Twin Peaks, and most will be aware of the huge impact it had on its premiere, ten years ago. Twin Peaks is still unbeaten as the most absorbing, complicated, thought provoking and convoluted soap ever made, and has to be one of the most significant TV series of all time. Part of the essential, unique Twin Peaks atmosphere is down to the music. Angelo Badalamenti's luscious score, full of gently absorbing and repeating motifs, is an essential. Completely beautiful, occasionally unsettling and always rewarding, the soundtrack immediately transports the listener to the town of Twin Peaks. Jazz-eccentricity, swaying grooves, eerie flutes whistling through forests: all are perfectly captured here. And, just when you think it can't get any better, Julee Cruise's immaculate vocals appear on a couple of tracks. The whispering, swirling sound of Julee's voice is the real sound of Twin Peaks. Occasionally eccentric, often heartbreakingly peaceful and lonely.
Please buy this CD.