Image Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic.comThe film auteur with perhaps one of the most singular visions in the history of movie-making (splendor in the grass!) has now turned his attentions from cinema, dharma, and daily weather reports to music. Specifically, “modern blues,” according to an L.A. Times report.
“We’re working on a lot of things, and we hope to have an album soon,” Lynch says. “All of this to me is an experiment. We were calling it kind of a modern blues — music based on the blues. It’s led to all sorts of different things, but I really want to do a modern blues album.”
“There’s nothing I can say in terms of what the rules are, but there is a feel,” Lynch added. “It has to be anchored in something strong and pure, and it’s modern in that it’s joining with all the things you can do these days in ProTools.”
“The advancement in digital things means there’s a whole slew of possibilities,” he continued. “I love organic phenomena. I love the real, rough sound of blues. I love a heavy guitar and great, strong drums. Then there’s so many things that can be done to it that will modernize it.”
Lynch, who also collaborated on the Dark Night of the Soul project with Dangermouse and the late Sparklehorse, has signed to England’s Sunday Best label; he plans to release a full album, recorded with his longtime film engineer Dean Hurley. As of today, the tracks “Good Day Today” and “I Know” are available on iTunes. Sample the woozy electro ditty “Good Day” after the jump:
In the meantime, Lynch will continue to work behind the camera; he’s currently working on a documentary on Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation.