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David Lynch talks Crazy Clown Time
The Quietus , August 24th, 2011 08:20

Film director with a renowned taste for the strange and seedy side of life talks to Rolling Stone about his characteristically titled debut album

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Last week we reported that David Lynch had announced the release of his debut full-length album, entitled, fittingly Crazy Clown Time. We also said that it would seem the logical next step for a director who has spent most of his professional life exploring the atmospheric properties of sound (particularly Eraserhead, whose cavernous industrial whine is even more horrifying than the entire film's already bracing subject matter).

That's something Lynch confirms in a new interview with Rolling Stone , where he talks about his long running interest in sound. "One thing led to another," he says, "and I just wanted a room to experiment with sound... Working with Angelo Badalamenti, I always say Angelo brought me into the world of music. And the experimenting… sound is so beautiful. There are sounds that approach music, and then there is music. I started playing a guitar – the first time I played guitar was just to make a sound effect. I'm not really a guitar player. But it kind of thrilled my soul to be making something that sounded like music. I just got deeper and deeper into it."

In the interview, he also talks about the reasons behind the album's name ("speaking about the world as it is these days") and working with Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O, and cites the likes of Hendrix, Presley and John Lee Hooker as inspirations.

Crazy Clown Time is due for release on November 7th.