Xiu Xiu
Plays the Music of Twin Peaks
Aug 19, 2016

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Australia’s Gallery of Modern Art commissioned Xiu Xiu to reinterpret the music from Twin Peaks for their David Lynch: Between Two Worlds exhibition. Since then, the band has performed select concerts all over the globe culminating in a proper studio album of the compositions.

"It’s difficult to overstate the cultural impact of Twin Peaks 25 years ago. Transferring his art-house cinema ethic to the small screen, David Lynch’s cerebral, surrealist murder mystery series towered like a desert skyscraper over the wastelands of mainstream US TV drama.

A large part of the series’ appeal lay in the hypnotic, spectral soundtrack that won a Grammy for its composer, Angelo Badalamenti. Invited earlier this year to reinterpret that music for a Lynch retrospective at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Californian avant-noise trio Xiu Xiu have now taking their work on a world tour." - The Guardian

Songs

  • 1
    Laura Palmer's Theme (5:04)
  • 2
    Into the Night (5:13)
  • 3
    Audrey's Dance (4:27)
  • 4
    Packard's Vibration (3:48)
  • 5
    Nightsea Wind (7:07)
  • 6
    Blue Frank/Pink Room (5:52)
  • 7
    Sycamore Tree (6:48)
  • 8
    Harold's Theme (3:56)
  • 9
    Dance of the Dream Man (5:10)
  • 10
    Falling (6:57)
  • 11
    Love Theme Farewell (6:25)
  • 12
    Josie's Past (7:50)

Reviews

"Xiu Xiu's tribute to the music of Twin Peaks is one of their most haunting and beautiful LPs in years."

Pitchfork

"...a terrific and ambitious mining of a rich creative world that returns with gold."

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