videoDanger Mouse & Sparklehorse’s Dark Night Of The Soul – the album trailer by Eno (from original visuals by David Lynch)
A few months after the tragic death of Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous, his collaboration with Brian Burton aka Danger Mouse, with a title that never appeared to be more apt, is finally seeing the light of day, despite it threatening to fall into 'lost album' status with a near-perverse 'no-music' release a year or so back.
Having collaborated Gorillaz-style with an impressive roster of vocalists for the album (including Black Francis, Gruff Rhys, Nina Persson, Iggy Pop, Julian Casablancas, and Vic Chesnutt - also sadly now deceased) Danger Mouse called on David Lynch do add the visual dimension, resulting in a series of photographs, as well as him also contributing two songs.
It really does work, because of Lynch's typically unsettling vision, but also the album trailer is an interesting concept in itself and the Super 8 look certainly does represent the lo-fo aesthetic and damaged genius of Mark Linkous's music.
Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse present: 'Dark Night of the Soul' - album trailer Original visuals by David LynchDirected by EnoProduced by JL Della MontagnaEditor: Phillipe GariepyEffects: Antonin BGLabel: ParlophoneCommissioner: Nicola Brown Watch: here
David Knight - 9th July 2010