Plays the Music of Twin Peaks is a tribute album by American experimental band Xiu Xiu. Composed of cover versions of the music from the Twin Peaks soundtrack, it was released exclusively as a Record Store Day release on April 16, 2016 by Polyvinyl in the United States and Bella Union in Europe. It was produced by former Xiu Xiu member Jherek Bischoff and mixed by Deerhoof member Greg Saunier.
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
Xiu Xiu's tribute to the music of Twin Peaks is one of their most haunting and beautiful LPs in years. Hard to measure and, at times, hard to digest, they are experimental in the most literal meaning-not musicians exploring "experimental genres" of music, but ones who actually experiment, leading to music whose ideas travel the map so broadly as to be deemed unclassifiable when put together. This approach has led the band to develop passionate followers but also put themselves in a position where these constant new approaches not only alienate the mainstream but past fans as well. Given this perspective, the band’s latest release, Plays the Music of Twin Peaks, makes a lot of sense
Complete your Xiu Xiu collection. Lovely mastering, minimalist packaging, and a fantastic album. I'd recommend it to not just Twin Peaks and or Xiu Xiu fans, but anyone who's interested in hearing a nice blend of Dark Ambient and Noise Rock. Xiu Xiu plays musiс from 'Twin Peaks' 81:18. Xiu Xiu - Plays The Music of Twin Peaks 68:36. Xiu Xiu - Into The Night 5:13. Xiu Xiu Falling 6:41. Xiu Xiu - Blue Frank, Pink Room 5:53. Xiu Xiu - Laura Palmer's Theme 5:05.
From Australia over Europe to North America, Xiu Xiu has performed their interpretation of the Twin Peaks soundtrack to captivated crowds across the world since it was commissioned by the Gallery of Modern Art for their David Lynch: Between Two Worlds exhibition in March 2015. Due to the overwhelming support and demand, their visceral take on Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch’s compositions was captured on a studio album with the help of producer Jherek Bischoff and mixer Greg Saunier.
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The oscillation between sincere tenderness and thundering rage that so often dominates the music of Xiu Xiu is still immeasurably present; being both without vocals and largely an acoustic venture, the album swells with a Beethoven-like madness that, like much of David Lynch’s cinema, is simultaneously campy and cinematic, a pull between deviance and rhapsody. In detaching from Stewart’s voice, Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks gets around a lot of the misanthropic lyrical machismo that has come to define the band on past releases. As Lynch gears up to relaunch Twin Peaks in 2017, we can only hope they at least partially embrace Stewart’s renditions in some form or another. 01. Laura Palmer’s Theme 02. Into The Night 03.
Listen free to Xiu Xiu – Plays the Music of Twin Peaks (Laura Palmer's Theme, Into The Night and more). Plays the Music of Twin Peaks is an album by American experimental band Xiu Xiu. It was produced by former Xiu Xiu member Jherek Bischoff and mixed by Deerhoof member Greg Saunier
Nevertheless, Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks is an inspired showcase for the band's range, as well as an homage that's true to both artists' muses. 1. Laura Palmer's Theme.