The man behind the musical style often referred to as “Lynchian” has confirmed his place in the new Twin Peaks reboot: Angelo Badalamenti, who scored the original show, not to mention Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive, is the latest Twin Peaks alumni added to the lineup of the forthcoming series.
At a recent panel in Seattle (via fansite Welcome to Twin Peaks), cast members Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee announced that Badalamenti would return with new music for the score, as well as revealing that there will be 18 episodes in the new series and that Twede’s Cafe in North Bend will be restored as the original Double R Diner set.
Badalamenti’s music was fundamental to the show’s eerie atmosphere and strangely sedate soundscape. Since the show’s original airing, the score has garnered a cult-like following. Not only do the likes of Lana Del Rey and Perfume Genius draw from its influence, but the original music has become something of a collector’s item: label Sacred Bones has released vintage Twin Peaks soundtracks, while Death Waltz Recording Company recently delivered two separate soundtrack reissues.