Director David Lynch and Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton) sat down with Morning Becomes Eclectic host Jason Bentley to talk together for the first time about their collaboration on Dark Night of the Soul. The conversation was so enlightening that we decided to offer the session as part of KCRW’s half-hour show the Politics of Culture at 2:30pm, but before we do, we’ll hear a highlight on Morning Becomes Eclectic at the top of the 11o’clock hour. MBE Interview Jason Bentley with Danger Mouse and David Lynch JB: Dark Night of the Soul sees an official release in July, the album from Danger Mouse and Sparkle Horse has been getting some airplay for some time on KCRW, I guess we had a bootleg or something since last year. We are joined now by Danger Mouse and David Lynch in studio. Hello gentleman. DL: How you doing Jason? JB: Good to see you. Thank you for stopping by KCRW. DM: Thanks for having us. JB: So, we were all saddened by the news of the passing of Mark Linkous, who was Sparklehorse, as well as Vic Chestnutt, who was a collaborator on this record. But I do want to start with you, Danger Mouse, and just the origins of this project, because I remember talking to you quite a few years ago and you referred to this collaboration at that time, and this was maybe three or four years ago now. So tell us how this got started. DM: It was really simple. Mark and I were working on his last album. And basically we got to a point where he was playing me a song that he had come up with on his guitar and he was humming it and singing it and I thought it was really, really beautiful, and couldn't wait to start working on it. So we started working on it musically together, and we took a couple of turns here and there, but when it came time to sing it, all bets were off. He was like, "I can't sing that." It just wasn't in the right range for him or the way he wanted it to be sung for it to sound good. He had a very particular way that he felt comfortable with his voice and that wamoreless
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