Film director David Lynch and longtime collaborator and composer Angelo Badalamenti will be releasing an album on of recordings under the name of their jazz side project Thought Gang.
Thought Gang made a series of recordings from 1992-1993 with the intent of releasing a full album. However only two of the recordings, “A Real Indication” and “The Black Dog Runs at Night,” made it to the public, appearing on the soundtrack for Lynch’s film “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” and Badalamenti singing vocals on both. A few other tracks from the album were also featured on 2017’s “Twin Peaks: The Return.”
The two first collaborated on Lynch’s 1986 film “Blue Velvet,” before producing singer Julee Cruise’s album “Falling into the Night” (1989), songs on which were featured in other Lynch projects including the theme music for the original “Twin Peaks.”
The website for the album describes its origins, evolving “from the seeds of Twin Peaks’ trademark slow cool jazz and blossomed into more experimental pastures: horizonless vistas of acid-soaked free-jazz, laced with spoken word narratives and sprawling noisescapes.”
David Lynch himself described the recording sessions in his own esoteric fashion: “I would tell [the musicians] a bunch of stuff and then they would play that. It was them catching the thing and painting a picture with their instruments and talent.”
The album will be released Nov. 2 via the Sacred Bones label. You can listen to the album’s previously unreleased track “Woodcutters From Fiery Ships” at the top of the article..