Saturday, June 21, 2008

Bookmarks: Some stuff to read on the internet

Diane, I am holding in my hand a link to the Listening Post's damn fine post on the crossover between Twin Peaks and pop. There's the sharp point that shoegaze had its roots as much in Washington State as the Camden Falcon:

The series made a major impact, admitted Swervedriver front man Adam Franklin recently to me during an interview on the reunion of bands from the late '80s and early '90s, including those who have yet to announce a comeback.

"Everyone was watching that show," Franklin says. "Angelo Badalamenti had a huge influence on the shoegaze sound."

Badalamenti's measured scores created sonic environments that artists like Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Massive Attack, Portishead and many more echoed in their own diverse work. There's even an excellent YouTube mash that juxtaposes scenes from the Twin Peaks multiverse with Portishead's "Roads," without missing a lonesome beat. It's not exactly Badalamenti's iconic "Laura Palmer Theme," but it isn't that far off from it either.

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