No Hay Banda

Despite me normally spilling my guts when the word 'mash-up' is mentioned within my hearing range, I'd recommend to everyone to check the 'Mashed In Plastic' project, a non-commercial and more than unusual tribute to David Lynch's work (for more check my links). And of course to Angelo Badalamenti, the Grand Master of Emotions and True Keeper of the Holy Keys to our heart.

The project is available in many forms. In audio both mixed and unmixed versions are available, in video it's either clips or the full version in DivX and DVD format. And there's more...
It must have started as a compilation of Lynch-inspired mash-ups, in audio only I guess. Most of his work's soundtracks are in one way or another used (even his audio book), as sources for sound collages, as backing tracks for pop acapellas, even intact. Then it was put in order, to form a narrative; then came the images. The result often surprises, ranging from the unsettling to (rarely) the silly; mostly though it's excellent stuff, and (important!) respectful to the original work. The spine-chilling Miranda Sex Garden cover of 'In Heaven' (a personal favorite from the goth days) or the always awe-inspiring 'Llorando' mashed intro are only some of its top moments. Garbage vs Barry Adamson ??? AC/DC vs. Badalamenti? !?!? Who could imagine...

Of course, an avid Lynch fan would appreciate this tribute a 100% more. Probably won't turn the damn thing off when the cut ear appears as soon as only the second clip...
Many many compliments to all involved.

And since we're here, one more thing. Every time, every time I listen to this one...

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