Monday, November 16, 2009


First things first. The work of David Lynch has always creeped me out. And it's a creeping creep-out if you know what I mean. Sinister and unsettling, there's always some type of nostalgic Americana with an overdose of menacing dread. real yet unreal and surreal all at the same damn-assed time! I just had to state that opinion straight of the top from over here. Earlier this year your man Danger Mouse, he now of Gnarls Barkley fame, somehow joined forces with legendary artist and filmmaker David Lynch and Sparkle Horse for a very unusual collabo album and visual art piece entitled "Dark Night of the Soul". In addition to three artists, the group enlisted a crew of their favorite musicians to add their talent to the tracks.

The list reads as follows: Suzanne Vega; Black Francis of the Pixies; Super Furry Animals’ Gruff Rhys; The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne; former Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle; The Shins’ James Mercer; Vic Chesnutt; Iggy Pop; The Cardigans’ Nina Persson; and The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas.

Apparently, there was beef over the rights to the music and we're not sure if the album ever came out. However, a special limited edition art book pf photos inspired by the music and created by David Lynch was printed and released by the Brooklyn based powerHouse books.

Below are a handful of the surrealist nightmare images that David Lynch dreamed up for the book of music inspired photos. Many people talk about being "next level". This is that next level (whether you understand the level or not).