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David Lynch & Alan Splet

July 22, 2006

Eraserhead Soundtrack
I.R.S.

I don’t have to explain any of this to you, do I?
This is one of the few movie soundtracks that stands up well without its visuals. It’s a brilliant piece of Musique Concrete all on it’s own. And this is also the way I first encountered Eraserhead, thanks to a very outre radio show host (Daniel Flessas, Outside World). Lynch wisely chose to simply sample two long samples of the film itself, rather than isolate out any musical elements (largely made up of borrowed Fats Waller organ music). the result is a creepy industrial soap opera, set in some limbo-like hell. the oft-covered In Heaven song was penned by the late, great Peter Ivors, of Vitamin P and New Wave Theatre fame.

In heaven, everything is fine.
(re-upped 11/12/06)

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7 comments

  1. This is a great soundtrack to listen to with the lights out. You have to be in the right mood, though. Lynch is a genius.


  2. a true classic – never heard it outside of the cinema! thanks a lot for this one!

    it doesn’t seem much attention here – why that? the film’s a true cult classic and the sound is very important in this silent picture…

    thanks, chardman


  3. i load this right now. Thanx a lot! i hope there is inside this little peace of pop music singing by the little girl in the radiator (?!)


  4. thanks for this one, i haven’t heard this in years.


  5. Please, could you post it again ? I was searching this soundtrack about years !


  6. THANK GOD AND D. LYNCH FOR RSS FEEDS! WITHOUT SUCH GOOD GOOD INVENTIONS I WOULD HAVE MISSED THIS RE-UP!

    THANK YOU. YOU HAVE OVERDONE YOURSELF WITH THIS POST.

    THANKY THANKI THANK.

    (Yes I am quite serious)

    🙂


  7. yep, thanks from over here too!!

    & thanks to slobodan & the totally fuzzy crew for linking to it!

    quality 😉

    cheers
    MrC



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