February 11, 2012

New Archive release: White Lodge Rumble

Last July, the TP Archive released a "Slow/Half Speed Orchestra bundle - part 1" (see here & here). Six of the often used darker slow-speed soundscapes were released then. But there was one noticeable omission; the track first heard in episode 8 as Cooper lay shot in his room, and then used close to 40 more times during the second season.

This week we finally get that track: "White Lodge Rumble"- clocking in at an epic 12+ minutes! The Cooper shot sections of episode 8 showcase this theme the best, but it was often used thereafter, sometimes mixed with other tracks, sometimes on its own. And sometimes as briefly as only a few seconds.

Once again the name of the track originated with fans. Actually, we over at the Dugpa forum had originally called this "Black Lodge Rumble", but when the first bundle was released, that name was used for another slow-speed track (Leland's confession, etc.). So we came up with "White Lodge Rumble", as it's sort of a companion to the other track. It's been one of the most requested tracks on the Dugpa forum for a while now.

The series (and FWWM) frequently used this slowed-down, time-stretching device to create new & often ominous sounds. Not only with these tracks that were only heard in their slowed down versions, but sometimes by slowing down other familiar tracks to create "new" versions of them. For example, "Laura Palmer's Theme", "Hank's Theme", & "Packard's Vibration", to name a few, were all used at half speed. And a few of these- slow versions of "The Mill Deal", "Night Bells", & "Harold's Theme" have actually been released from the Archive as well.

As for the slow speed orchestra tracks themselves, the release of "White Lodge Rumble" means all of the main tracks have been released. There are a few more that were heard very briefly and only once. The "killer revealed" episode, for instance, features a few unidentified slow-speed sections. The most notable missing slow track now would be "Dugpas" heard when we see Earle's tape about the Dugpas, and two other times. Perhaps we will see one more slow-speed bundle.

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