Lynch’s Perfect Musical Something


David Lynch is often cited for his influence on artists of all media—a fact which may come down to the director’s incredible ability to generate an atmosphere, a full immersive sense of being in a place or mindset.

Beyond the Beyond: Music from the Films of David Lynch attempts to articulate what makes Lynch’s work particularly attractive to musicians, and Dazed Digital interviewed the editors, JC Gabel and Jessica Hundley, about their understanding of his sonic draw. According to Hundley, “Lynch is a filmmaker who… understands, on a very deep level, how music can manipulate us, how cathartic sound can be, in a very primal, instinctual way.”

Liz Wood is a freelance editor, fiction writer, and current student in the NYU MFA program. More from this author →