In making music, what is that that causes me to adhere to Twin Peaks, thematically and/or stylistically? It’s very simple: Twin Peaks has become modern day shorthand for cracks in the veneer, blackness slowly spreading in water, darkness beneath the surface of things. It’s an immediate setter of mood, consistently indicative of something tragic lurking just around the corner. It’s the ennui-moving-to-fear of current living, of economic collapses and ever-present uncertainty and the existential doom of modern life.
For my music, it’s either a barrier or an enticement that this feeling is a prerequisite for entrance, but either way that mood, that “Twin Peaks vibe” that keeps coming up in everything cultural ever lately, is what I want smeared all over my art, myself and my listeners. And it’s apparent many others feel the same way, though I feel the pop-punk band I saw once who used Badalamenti’s Twin Peaks theme as entrance music and those who do things similar to be a bit of a fake-out. Twin Peaks as color, as emotion, as a suit of clothing to wear means something, and that’s to be both expected and respected. Laura was pushed to her breaking point, and as both a listener and a creator that’s what I want–to be taken to the edge and possibly not brought back. I choose to experience art created on that same fringe, psychotic disco and death ambient and Rust from True Detective— i wrote about twin peaks + mood + art (via russmarshalek)