The cool guy shares his art, unveils his new album, The Big Dream, and leaves a song recipe beneath Flaunt’s Astrakhan pillow.
Do you like air raids? Do you like sonorous calls from a porcelain nightingale held high in your sweaty palm? David Lynch does. The artist’s second full-length audio release, The Big Dream
, exercises these audio oddities, forgoing the analog flourishes of his films in favor of electronic-based production. The 12-song LP, 11 of which were written by Lynch himself, features a cover of Bob Dylan’s 1964 folk ditty “The Ballad of Hollis Brown.” The album is a meditation on the blues genre, befitting for the originator of numerous slow-burning melancholic film classics. In The Big Dream
, Lynch revisits archetypes held dear. The psychopaths, hopeless romantics, and misfits the artist often conjured—and cinephiles analyzed—are reimagined for strictly aural consumption.
In Recipe for a Song, we find the mastermind enthusiastically dismantling his production process, taking a decidedly Lynchian approach to what could otherwise simply be an exercise in music theory.
The Vastness of the Small Corral by David Lynch
4x4x4 Inch Rock
12 Inch long, quarter-inch thick Wooden Dowel
Tin Foil—12 inch Square
A Bird Call (of any kind)
Drone of a B36 Bomber
A Patch of Soft Earth 3ft x 3ft
Brass Bell or Brass Bowl
A Human Voice (Maximum of 4 tracks of a single human voice)
**They can manipulate any of the sounds in any fashion (digital or analog tools).
*No additional elements are allowed.