This Just In: Floating Into The Night

I recently (finally) made it through the first season of Twin Peaks. It was my third attempt and I swore I wouldn’t try again if I couldn’t stay awake this time. No, it’s not that I find Twin Peaks bad or boring, rather, the music is so relaxing that it puts me to sleep. And as a part-time insomniac, I’ll take sleep when I get it. “What does your insomnia have to do with records?” you ask. Well, PLAIN Recordings just reissued Floating Into The Night, the debut album by Julee Cruise, also known as the singer in the bar on Twin Peaks. The album was produced by Angelo Badalamenti & David Lynch, and features some of the iconic music used in the series and some of Lynch’s other film work. If you’re familiar with all of these aforementioned names (it’s safe to assume you are, right?), you’re probably excited about this record. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, drink a damn fine cup of coffee and take a listen.

Julee Cruise – Floating Into The Night LP:
Listen/Watch: “Falling”
Floating Into the Night is the 1989 debut album by vocalist Julee Cruise featuring songs written and produced by composer Angelo Badalamenti and film director David Lynch. The songs ‘Falling’ and ‘Rockin’ Back Inside My Heart’ were both featured in Lynch’s cult television series Twin Peaks, and ‘Into the Night,’ ‘The Nightingale,’ and ‘The World Spins’ also appeared in the show. The instrumental version of ‘Falling’ was the theme song for Twin Peaks while the album as a whole is almost an unofficial soundtrack to the series. The track ‘Mysteries of Love’ was prominently featured in Lynch’s classic film Blue Velvet. Cruise’s dreamy, light vocals match perfectly with the music and lyrics to make this album sound like it is unattached to any era. Reissued on 180-gram vinyl.” -Forced Exposure

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Amy Winehouse – Back To Black LP
Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion 2LP
Aphex Twin – Syro 2LP, CD
Ariel Pink – pom pom 2LP*, CD*
Bad Brains – Bad Brains LP
Basement Jaxx – The Singles 2LP
Belle & Sebastian – Dear Catastrophe Waitress 2LP; Push Barman To Open Old Wounds 3LP; The Boy With The Arab Strap LP; Third Eye Centre 2LP; Write About Love LP
Bill Burr – Live At Andrew’s House LP
Boards Of Canada – Campfire Headphase 2LP; Music Has The Right To Children 2LP
Bob Dylan – Blonde On Blonde 2LP; Bringing It All Back Home LP
Bratmobile – Pottymouth LP
Bryan Ferry – Avonmore CD*
Budos Band – Burnt Offering LP
Burial – Untrue 2LP
Charles Bradley – Victim Of Love LP
Cocteau Twins – Blue Bell Knoll LP; Heaven Or Las Vegas LP
Crazy World Of Arthur Brown – Zim Zam Zim LP*
Cymbals Eat Guitars – Why There Are Mountains LP*
Daft Punk – Homework 2LP; Random Access Memories 2LP
Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy 2LP
David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed 2LP*, 2CD*
De La Soul – The Grind Date 2LP*
Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables LP
Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest LP
Depeche Mode – Live In Berlin 2CD*
Dirty Beaches – Stateless LP*
Dr. Dre – The Chronic 2LP
Drive By Truckers – Black Ice Verite LP*
Elliott Smith – S/T LP
Erykah Badu – Baduizm LP
FKA twigs – EP2 12″; LP1 LP
Flaming Lips – With A Little Help From My Fwends CD
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours LP
Flying Lotus – You’re Dead 2LP
Fucked Up – Couple Tracks: Singles 2002-2009 2LP
Funkadelic – Maggot Brain LP
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx – We’re New Here LP
Grimes – Visions LP
Interpol – Antics LP; El Pintor LP
James Blake – S/T 2LP
Jay Reatard – Matador Singles ’08 LP; Jay Reatard – Watch Me Fall LP
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme LP; Black Pearls LP*
Jukebox The Ghost – S/T LP+CD*
Lana Del Rey – Born To Die LP; Paradise LP; Ultraviolence LP
Lemonade – Minus Tide LP
Liturgy – Aesthetica 2LP
LoneLady – Groove It Out 12″*
Lukid – Crawlers 12″
Machinedrum – Vapor City Archives 2LP*
Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s – Tell Me More About Evil LP+DVD*
Mineral – EndSerenading 2LP; The Power Of Failing 2LP
Ministry – The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste (200g) LP
Nathan Bowles – Nansemond LP*
Nightmares On Wax – Aftermath 12″; Feelin Good 2LP; In A Space Outta Sound 2LP
Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New York LP
ODESZA – In Return 2LP
Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven LP
Outkast – Aquemini 3LP; ATLiens 2LP; Stankonia 2LP
Pavement – Crooked Rain Crooked Rain LP
Phantogram – Eyelid Movies LP
Pixies – Best Of: Wave Of Mutilation 2LP; Come On Pilgrim LP; Doolittle LP
Psychic TV – Dreams Less Sweet LP*
Ratatat – LP3 LP; S/T LP
Robert Wyatt – Different Every Time (Benign Dictatorships) 2LP*; Different Every Time (Ex Machina) 2LP*
Rhyton – Kykeon LP*
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Shamir – Northtown EP 12″*
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Swamp Dogg – Total Destruction To Your Mind LP
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*Indicates new release or new reissue