Silencio Performs The Music Of Lynch & Badalamenti Live

The mystery and dark intrigue surrounding the cooperative works of David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti has mesmerized and haunted many a subconscious over the years. There’s something about the pairing of Badalamenti’s musical scores to Lynch’s dreamy scenery that is unsettling and simultaneously familiar. There’s also an era of innocence in the music that creates a timeless appeal without regard to the modern, nightmarish and sometimes corrupt scenarios presented within the films. It’s these things that keep people perpetually fascinated with the works of these genius artists, and it’s these things that have initiated the project Silencio.

Special Agent Dale Cooper has traumatic memories from a night in Pittsburgh, so in a twisted way it makes sense that it’s also the city where Silencio was formed by David Jamison and Kirk Salopek. The band pays tribute to the music of Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch, from Eraserhead to Inland Empire but with a lot of Twin Peaks in the middle. And on their original noir-jazz material, the group says “it seamlessly intersperses throughout the movie material and fits the occasion as if it were written as outtakes from some of Badalamenti’s “Lynch-iest” sessions.

Scroll down a bit for a bunch of videos of Silencio’s sold-out premiere concert at Brillobox in Pittsburgh, PA. Their song “Crow Music” sounds very promising too, so I’m looking forward to hearing their debut album to be released later this year. And if you happen to be in New York City on Sunday May 20, you can catch them live at Le Poisson Rouge. Stay tuned, because I bet more concerts will be announced soon.

Silencio, a David Lynch/Angelo Badalamenti tribute

Up in Flames (Wild At Heart):

http://vimeo.com/34513601

Love Letters (Blue Velvet):

http://vimeo.com/34514546

In Dreams (Blue Velvet):

http://vimeo.com/34514868

Perdita (Wild At Heart):

http://vimeo.com/34539533

Hollywood Sunset (Lost Highway):

http://vimeo.com/34539931

Red Bats With Teeth (Lost Highway):

http://vimeo.com/34540246

Sycamore Trees (Twin Peaks):

http://vimeo.com/34513110

Crow Music (original music by Silencio):

http://vimeo.com/34540516

Kirk Salopek, guitar
David Jamison, drums
Matt Booth, bass
Lee Hintenlang, sax
Dennis Karl, keys
Dessa Poljak, vocals

If you’re a promoter and would like to book them, you can reach out to Silencio via their Facebook page, or get in touch with me and I’ll forward you their contact details.

Pieter Dom

Written by Pieter Dom

Founder and curator of Welcome to Twin Peaks since 2011. Bobsessed since March 1991.

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