Angelo Badalamenti confirmed to score Twin Peaks reboot

Angelo Badalamenti confirmed to score Twin Peaks reboot

Nostalgia tripping. Why hasn’t it stopped lately? Is it because we have our hands tied when it comes to creating, you know, “original” culture? Would it be because we admire a past time period that seemed optimistic, and that we wish for a return to such hopeful times but are unwilling to resort to any means necessary because we’re so scared of even the idea of physical violence (though we commit verbal violence on a regular basis)? I swear, Demolition Man is becoming prophetic.

The nostalgia march continued in full force with development of the return of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s television series Twin Peaks (whose title is not to be confused with the titty-bar/restaurant in Waco, Texas that was the scene of a recent shootout between multiple outlaw motorcycle gangs and local police). After significant hand-wringing and negotiation that will probably give Lynch enough money to practice transcendental meditation in Bhutan and occasionally put out an album of some sort, the production of the miniseries is back on track. With it, there’s been more people coming out of the woodwork that either have had nothing to do since Twin Peaks or have actually had meaningful careers that had been influenced little by the show.

Among them now is the original series composer Angelo Badalamenti. You also may know him as the composer to this film and this film. In a recent panel for Twin Peaks (because these happen, apparently), Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne) and Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer/Maddy Ferguson) announced his return as part of other “tidbits” dropped, such as a longer season (now 18 episodes) and some building being turned into some diner. As is typical of a show that hasn’t even started filming yet, that’s as much as they know. We don’t know if the music will be thematically the same as the original series or even what kind of sound it will take.

But don’t let that stop the nostalgia trippers. In fact, TMT’s exclusive source seemed intent on starting a pilgrimage to the series being shot somewhere in Washington State sometime this fall for release in early 2016 on Showtime. I think we need to help our source. What do you suggest? A trout, swordfish, or flounder across the face?

• Angelo Badalamenti: http://www.angelobadalamenti.com

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