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David Lynch * The Big Dream (2013)

Recently Lynch is more active as a musician than as filmmaker, “Crazy Clown Time” is hardly two years old and in between he rereleased the “Mullholland Drive” soundtrack and released a live cd. “The Big Dream” is (even) more tranquil than its predecessor. It opens with some nice, bluesy tracks, but the larger part is soft, sometimes electronic, somewhat jazzy or just a simple rhythm on the drum with minimalistic guitar playing and Lynch´s voice.
“The Big Dream” is another nice album. I do not like it as much as “Crazy Clown Time” and the Bluebob project is even better, but this latest release is certainly a very nice album to play.
Links: David Lynch, Sunday Best Recordings

David Lynch * Crazy Clown Time (cd 2011)

Lynch has been putting preview snippets and complete tracks on his Facebook page for a while and last week there was a pre-listen of the entire album. Yesterday the cd itself fell in my mailbox. “Crazy Clown Time” is written, mixed, produced and played together with Dean Hurley, a man whom Lynch has a musical history with. This mostly shows in the musical collaboration of the “Ghosts Of Love” cd-single (2007) which is musically not unlike “Crazy Clown Time”. The new album opens with a blues-rocky song. Further you will hear some techno-trance sounds, Lynch’s vocals with heavy effects and more very slow bluesrock. Some sounds we know, at other times Lynch’s tootache caused him to create a strange track with a simple rhythm and varrious minutes of Lynch’s “Strange and unproductive thinking”. The result is nicely weird, sometimes more interesting than in other tracks, but overall “CCT” is a very nice album.
Links: David Lynch, Sunday Best Recordings

Jocelyn Montgomery with David Lynch * Lux Vivens (1998 polygram)

David Lynch has made a lot more music than I knew. Yesterday I wrote a little about a new classical soundscape cd and some jazz(rock) releases, later I ran into this album. “Lux Vivens” is the music of the mystic Hildegard von Bingen which Jocelyn Montgomery apparently sings a lot. For this release David Lynch made the background music which in line of most releases that I review I would call “dark ambient” and “soundscapes” and Montgomery’s opera voice would be “heavenly voices”. There is also a little bit of “noise” and here and there a guitar. I am positivily surprised by this album. The “low” (Lynch does not think this album is “dark” since “dark could imply evil”) threatening sound goes wonderfully with the eerie voice of Montgomery. A very enjoyable album!

Blue Bob, David Lynch and John Neff (cd 2001 soulitude records)

Recently I discovered David Lynch as a writer and accidentally I found out that the man also makes cds. Recently released is a cd called “The Air Is On Fire”, but already six years ago David Lynch made a cd with a guy called John Neff under the name “Blue Bob”. How comes that I never heard of it? “Bluebob” can be described as dark and slow bluesrock with here and there an industrial touch and of course jazzy tunes. The album opens magnificently with great and greasy tracks. The music is slow, raw, with low-tuned guitars and deep vocals. Our duo has used a wide range of very old guitars and equipment to make a rather unique sound. Some tracks are instrumental (not the best ones), others have weird lyrics and Neff’s great vocals. In total this became a really dirty rock album; usually not my kind of music, but it seems that Lynch can turn many things into something great. I believe that while waiting for this cd, I read somewhere that there is a new Bluebob coming up, but I don’t know if I mixed it up with the soundscapes cd “The Air Is On Fire” of David Lynch alone. “Bluebob” used to be available only through, but I just got my copy from a Dutch mailorder. Recommended for Lynch-freaks and alternative (industrial) rockers alike.
(P.s. Everywhere the spelling is “Bluebob”, but Lynchnet has “Blue Bob”, I decided to just use both spellings.)