If, like me, you have been glued to Stan every Monday since late May waiting for a tasty and albeit creepy and f**ked up new episode of Twin Peaks: The Return to appear, then you’re likely to have fallen down the rabbit hole that David Lynch and Mark Frost have freshly dug out.
“Part 10” screened this week – Australian time – and as we tip the halfway point of the American supernatural serial drama, more questions are being posed as different plot lines from the original 90’s series are starting to converge with those of 2017.
Of course, the soundtrack of Twin Peaks has remained one of the most iconic elements of the show; Angelo Badalamenti‘s original score has engrained the show in the minds of fans and anyone with a passing interest in the show back in the early 1990’s.
When we were first greeted with the opening credits of this year’s Twin Peaks: The Return, the vision of the waterfall set to Badalamenti’s “Falling” score sent a rushing sense of nostalgia right through the viewer.
SHARON VAN ETTEN
Most of the bands featured so far have been taken from the pool of Relatively Unknown New-School Indie (at least, to Australian audiences), though it was a particular delight to see Sharon Van Etten pop up in “Part 6”.
AU REVOIR SIMONE
It’s showing an environment where everybody has their own shit going on and regardless of whether they’re swaying to the dream pop sounds of Williamsburg’s Au Revoir Simone, embracing their inner club rat to Hudson Mohawke or just having an entirely different experience to ‘The’ Nine Inch Nails, there are plenty of dark corners in the Bang Bang Bar, and the audience is kept just out of frame. At least, for now.
With nine episodes of Twin Peaks: The Return still to go, we’re expecting more musical guests but in the meantime, let’s take a look at the performances so far.