Music Of The New “Twin Peaks”: An Analysis

One crucial element that made its way back to thenew “Twin Peaks”—with some tweaks—is Angelo Badalamenti’s original score. While there are flashes of musical familiarity, this is a completely different show tonally, moving even slower than the original. Gone are the days when scene after scene was met with noir finger snaps, saxophone solos, and keyboards—equal parts saccharine and ominous, always over the top. For one thing, the revival is set all over the place: one second we’re looking at a mysterious glass box

in a New York warehouse, the next we’re back in the Twin Peaks sheriff’s station with Andy and Lucy. Now nearly a third of the way through the new season, Pitchfork looks at how the “Twin Peaks” soundscape has changed.

Leave a Comment