Published Apr 02, 2014For a while now, ourRecord Store Day list has included a vinyl pressing of David Lynch's ambient album The Air Is on Fire. Now Sacred Bones has confirmed the full details of the record, which will come to stores on April 19.
The Air Is on Fire was an art exhibit of the musically inclined film director's paintings, photographs and drawings that appeared at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris in 2007. Throughout the gallery's two floors, attendees could hear an original soundscape created by Lynch and collaborator Dean Hurley. That soundtrack was released on CD the same year, and this marks the first time it has been released on vinyl.
There are more than 41 minutes of music here. According to an announcement from the label, "The soundscape taps into the full history of experimental, minimal and electronic music, while blurring the line between music and sound design and exploring some of the same depths the director plumbed on the soundtrack to Eraserhead."
There are no proper track breaks here, just two continuous pieces on either side of the vinyl. Side A is almost 22 minutes long, while side two is a shade under 20 minutes. That's the album cover above. This one-time pressing is limited to 2,000 copies.
At the bottom of this page, hear an Arte Radio interview with Dean Hurley from 2007. It features the soundscape in the background as Hurley describes the project.
The Air Is on Fire:
1. Side A
2. Side B