Well, it isn’t exactly “Candy Colored Clown” from “Blue Velvet” but it is a definitive musical offering from painter/director/coffee-maestro David Lynch. And you can bet your case of Pabst Blue Ribbon that it’s going to be one hell of a nocturnal ride.
On Nov. 8, the altogether eccentric talent unleashes “Crazy Clown Time,” his first official guitar-and-vocals solo album, via the UK imprint Sunday Best Recordings. It will be available in several formats, including a collectors-edition CD, a double-vinyl package with bonus cuts, and as an iTunes exclusive with video. It was recorded at his own Asymmetrical Studio.
And while Lynch has collaborated with other composers before, like longtime sonic partner Angelo Badalamenti, Polish pianist Marek Zebrowski, and Dangermouse and the late Sparklehorse, on this one he’s going it totally alone, with one exception: Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontfox Karen O, who’s featured on “Pinky’s Dream.” And just the song titles themselves conjure up an “Eraserhead”-spectral soundscape — “Seed Roadster,” “Football Game,” “Strange And Unproductive Thinking.”
But Lynch is no neophyte — four years ago he formed the David Lynch Music Company, and has been busily documenting his musical experiments on his website.
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