Could the world get any stranger? The man responsible for the highly interpretive surrealistic horror film, Eraserhead (1977), as well as acclaimed movies like Blue Velvet (1986), Wild At Heart (1990), Lost Highway (1997), and Mulholland Drive (2001) is planning an album of music to add to his repertoire of creations. And you may say, “What?” You’d be right to because, after all, no one does strange quite like David Lynch.
The album, Crazy Clown Time, has already begun to receive positive press before its release due to two songs issued back in 2010. Those songs, “Good Day Today” and “I Know,” give a hint as to what you may expect from this effort. New Musical Express called them “ the sound of a creative genius dipping a toe in a new medium,” while The Washington Post says the two songs are “every bit as pleasantly odd as you might imagine from Lynch.” Naturally it will take a David Lynch fan to fully appreciate the strange soundscapes that are said to fill the album.
David Lynch is no stranger to music. He has written music for several of his films including his notable TV series, Twin Peaks and its follow-up film, Fire Walk With Me (1992). But what makes Crazy Clown Time so unique is that it’s a full album of David Lynch tunes unattached to anything. It’s just Lynch making music for the sake of making music.
The album will be introduced on November 7 everywhere save for the US, where it receives a November 8 issue date. It will contain 14 tracks of music unlike anything you may have heard before. Lynch calls those songs “modern blues.” Having heard several tracks (“Crazy Clown Time,” "Good Day Today," "I Know"), I’m going to call it crazy fun. But you will need to be a Lynch fan or have a tolerance for experimental music to hang with what you're hearing. On “Crazy Clown Time” Lynch employs an eerie falsetto to lead the unconventional song with instruments all over the place fed by a consistent club-like drum track. I love it!
The title track can be downloaded for free by going to the David Lynch website, supplying your email as currency to “purchase” the track.
Crazy Clown Time is slated for release on CD, a Limited Deluxe Edition CD with bonus tracks, a two-LP set, and digital download packages, including an iTunes exclusive with video.
It’s Crazy Clown Time.