**LISTEN TO THE SOUNDS** - I've completed a 16.5 hour long downloadable "audiobook" version of Season 3.

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**LISTEN TO THE SOUNDS** - I've completed a 16.5 hour long downloadable "audiobook" version of Season 3.

Postby thedougpa » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:15 am

Apologies if this kind of thing has already been done by a different forum user, or if this kind of thing isn't allowed here. I haven't been on the forums since Part 18 aired.

LISTEN TO THE SOUNDS

Downloadable at the link above is a 16 hour, 39 minute, and 27 second long mp3 file, encoded at 320kbps.

This audio file includes the entirety of the third season of Twin Peaks, stitched together into one continuous story.

The iconic "Twin Peaks Main Theme" is present at the start, in its original placement in Part 1, and has been removed from each subsequent part.

The opening "Rancho Rosa" logo sound is present at the start of Part 1 as well, and has been removed at each subsequent part.

The closing "Lynch/Frost" zaps have been removed from all parts except the final one, however the "Lynch/Frost" zap is silent in this part, staying true to the original airing of Part 18.

All Roadhouse performances are present.

It has very basic metadata, and no chapter markers. This is one huge file, and once you're in it, you're in it.

Keep in mind, this was an experiment for my own daily listening, and some oddities cropped up. For instance:

Certain Roadhouse songs fade-out a little faster than others, due to the placement of the Lynch/Frost zap that I had to remove. This is something I plan to fix with FLAC copies from the Twin Peaks soundtrack. Overall, it's not distracting from the rhythm of the series, and appears totally natural for most songs.
In the original airing, Part 1 and Part 2 were stitched together by David Lynch himself, and I have included this version in the final product. In subsequent individual airings, the credits of Part 1 include the "scratching phonograph" sound from the Fireman's lounge. This would have been cool to incorporate between the discovery of a chunk of flesh in Bill Hastings trunk at the end of Part 1, and the opening of Part 2 with Bill Hastings in prison. I'm not sure if it would be a mistake to include this sound or not, considering its importance.

Dougie's reveration of the statue at the end of Part 5 is scored with "Windswept" by Johnny Jewel, and Part 6 opens with a reprise of the same song. This results in a fade-down of Windswept, only to fade-up into... Windswept. Regardless, it still works, but my OCD would like to blend the two tracks into one.

And countless other nit-picks that need to be sorted out.

I beg of anyone that spends their time listening to it, attempt to keep a list of things that you'd like changed. If anyone knows about encoding files, any audiophiles out there that can point me to superior methods, please don't hesitate. Any downright errors need to be pointed out to me. I want to make this as enjoyable of an experience as I can.

I have made my way through the first half of the experience, and I have to say I'm enjoying doing a "rewatch" this way. Whether at work, or in the car, it functions as both an interesting narrative and a beautiful sonic landscape reminiscent of all of David Lynch's previous works. There are hints of Eraserhead, in sounds so foreign that you struggle to remember their placement in the series. The sounds present while Sarah watches wildlife on her television are ear-catchingly bizarre. Also, lines you never noticed pop up in weird ways to you.. For instance, in Part 2, Mr. C says to Darya, while pondering Ray's potential double-crossing, that "This is quite an interesting thing to think about." This almost exactly mirrors a line used by Gordon Cole at some point that I have yet to remember. I had never caught this, except perhaps on a subconscious level.

I envision a future v2.0 of this being an entire sync-able audiobook-type transcription of the series, complete with searchable database of characters, locations, specific words, repeated phrases & significant lines, along with a 5.1 re-mastering of audio sources straight from the Blu-Ray.

Maybe we can all open-source this to create an audiobook/encyclopedia for Twin Peaks like Genius is to rap lyrics. Please direct message me, or post your thoughts in the comments below.

Enjoy fellow Peakers, and don't forget to listen to the sounds.
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Re: **LISTEN TO THE SOUNDS** - I've completed a 16.5 hour long downloadable "audiobook" version of Season 3.

Postby LateReg » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:08 am

This seems pretty darn neat. And also is on the right track to what it is I'd really like, which is a continuous film version of The Return with only one opening credits and one closing credits. All footage in tact in order but without credits as one long movie experience. I'd definitely check that out, just to see how it flows.
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Re: **LISTEN TO THE SOUNDS** - I've completed a 16.5 hour long downloadable "audiobook" version of Season 3.

Postby mtwentz » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:44 pm

LateReg wrote:This seems pretty darn neat. And also is on the right track to what it is I'd really like, which is a continuous film version of The Return with only one opening credits and one closing credits. All footage in tact in order but without credits as one long movie experience. I'd definitely check that out, just to see how it flows.


I really think the Rancho Rosa logos and Laura's picture at the beginning are important to the flow.

That being said, just wait til it drops on Netflix someday (it's one of the things I despise about Netflix- the way they cut out credits and don't allow the art to be seen as intended.)
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Re: **LISTEN TO THE SOUNDS** - I've completed a 16.5 hour long downloadable "audiobook" version of Season 3.

Postby LateReg » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:40 pm

mtwentz wrote:
LateReg wrote:This seems pretty darn neat. And also is on the right track to what it is I'd really like, which is a continuous film version of The Return with only one opening credits and one closing credits. All footage in tact in order but without credits as one long movie experience. I'd definitely check that out, just to see how it flows.


I really think the Rancho Rosa logos and Laura's picture at the beginning are important to the flow.

That being said, just wait til it drops on Netflix someday (it's one of the things I despise about Netflix- the way they cut out credits and don't allow the art to be seen as intended.)


I think the Rancho Rosa are part of the TV experience for sure, but I'm looking for a potential movie experience. A sort of hypothetical what-if-this-was-shown-in-cinemas-instead-of-TV. It wouldn't work on Netflix because I actually want someone - preferably Lynch, however unlikely - to do it this way like thedougpa took the time to do, or like Lynch took time to do with Parts 1 and 2 and then 3 and 4, between which we don't get the Rancho Rosa or Laura's face. A seamless edit. But I absolutely do think the Rancho Rosa logos are a work of art in their own right and part of this work of art, and I never skip the opening credits, either.
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Re: **LISTEN TO THE SOUNDS** - I've completed a 16.5 hour long downloadable "audiobook" version of Season 3.

Postby mtwentz » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:44 pm

LateReg wrote:
mtwentz wrote:
LateReg wrote:This seems pretty darn neat. And also is on the right track to what it is I'd really like, which is a continuous film version of The Return with only one opening credits and one closing credits. All footage in tact in order but without credits as one long movie experience. I'd definitely check that out, just to see how it flows.


I really think the Rancho Rosa logos and Laura's picture at the beginning are important to the flow.

That being said, just wait til it drops on Netflix someday (it's one of the things I despise about Netflix- the way they cut out credits and don't allow the art to be seen as intended.)


I think the Rancho Rosa are part of the TV experience for sure, but I'm looking for a potential movie experience. A sort of hypothetical what-if-this-was-shown-in-cinemas-instead-of-TV. It wouldn't work on Netflix because I actually want someone - preferably Lynch, however unlikely - to do it this way like thedougpa took the time to do, or like Lynch took time to do with Parts 1 and 2 and then 3 and 4, between which we don't get the Rancho Rosa or Laura's face. A seamless edit. But I absolutely do think the Rancho Rosa logos are a work of art in their own right and part of this work of art, and I never skip the opening credits, either.


Yeah, if Lynch were to do an edit like that, I'd be all in.

However, at least 3 intermission breaks might be necessary :-).
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Re: **LISTEN TO THE SOUNDS** - I've completed a 16.5 hour long downloadable "audiobook" version of Season 3.

Postby yaxomoxay » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:19 am

thedougpa wrote:Apologies if this kind of thing has already been done by a different forum user, or if this kind of thing isn't allowed here. I haven't been on the forums since Part 18 aired.

LISTEN TO THE SOUNDS

Downloadable at the link above is a 16 hour, 39 minute, and 27 second long mp3 file, encoded at 320kbps.

This audio file includes the entirety of the third season of Twin Peaks, stitched together into one continuous story.

The iconic "Twin Peaks Main Theme" is present at the start, in its original placement in Part 1, and has been removed from each subsequent part.

The opening "Rancho Rosa" logo sound is present at the start of Part 1 as well, and has been removed at each subsequent part.

The closing "Lynch/Frost" zaps have been removed from all parts except the final one, however the "Lynch/Frost" zap is silent in this part, staying true to the original airing of Part 18.

All Roadhouse performances are present.

It has very basic metadata, and no chapter markers. This is one huge file, and once you're in it, you're in it.

Keep in mind, this was an experiment for my own daily listening, and some oddities cropped up. For instance:

Certain Roadhouse songs fade-out a little faster than others, due to the placement of the Lynch/Frost zap that I had to remove. This is something I plan to fix with FLAC copies from the Twin Peaks soundtrack. Overall, it's not distracting from the rhythm of the series, and appears totally natural for most songs.
In the original airing, Part 1 and Part 2 were stitched together by David Lynch himself, and I have included this version in the final product. In subsequent individual airings, the credits of Part 1 include the "scratching phonograph" sound from the Fireman's lounge. This would have been cool to incorporate between the discovery of a chunk of flesh in Bill Hastings trunk at the end of Part 1, and the opening of Part 2 with Bill Hastings in prison. I'm not sure if it would be a mistake to include this sound or not, considering its importance.

Dougie's reveration of the statue at the end of Part 5 is scored with "Windswept" by Johnny Jewel, and Part 6 opens with a reprise of the same song. This results in a fade-down of Windswept, only to fade-up into... Windswept. Regardless, it still works, but my OCD would like to blend the two tracks into one.

And countless other nit-picks that need to be sorted out.

I beg of anyone that spends their time listening to it, attempt to keep a list of things that you'd like changed. If anyone knows about encoding files, any audiophiles out there that can point me to superior methods, please don't hesitate. Any downright errors need to be pointed out to me. I want to make this as enjoyable of an experience as I can.

I have made my way through the first half of the experience, and I have to say I'm enjoying doing a "rewatch" this way. Whether at work, or in the car, it functions as both an interesting narrative and a beautiful sonic landscape reminiscent of all of David Lynch's previous works. There are hints of Eraserhead, in sounds so foreign that you struggle to remember their placement in the series. The sounds present while Sarah watches wildlife on her television are ear-catchingly bizarre. Also, lines you never noticed pop up in weird ways to you.. For instance, in Part 2, Mr. C says to Darya, while pondering Ray's potential double-crossing, that "This is quite an interesting thing to think about." This almost exactly mirrors a line used by Gordon Cole at some point that I have yet to remember. I had never caught this, except perhaps on a subconscious level.

I envision a future v2.0 of this being an entire sync-able audiobook-type transcription of the series, complete with searchable database of characters, locations, specific words, repeated phrases & significant lines, along with a 5.1 re-mastering of audio sources straight from the Blu-Ray.

Maybe we can all open-source this to create an audiobook/encyclopedia for Twin Peaks like Genius is to rap lyrics. Please direct message me, or post your thoughts in the comments below.

Enjoy fellow Peakers, and don't forget to listen to the sounds.


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Re: **LISTEN TO THE SOUNDS** - I've completed a 16.5 hour long downloadable "audiobook" version of Season 3.

Postby thedougpa » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:49 am

mtwentz wrote:
LateReg wrote:
mtwentz wrote:
I really think the Rancho Rosa logos and Laura's picture at the beginning are important to the flow.

That being said, just wait til it drops on Netflix someday (it's one of the things I despise about Netflix- the way they cut out credits and don't allow the art to be seen as intended.)


I think the Rancho Rosa are part of the TV experience for sure, but I'm looking for a potential movie experience. A sort of hypothetical what-if-this-was-shown-in-cinemas-instead-of-TV. It wouldn't work on Netflix because I actually want someone - preferably Lynch, however unlikely - to do it this way like thedougpa took the time to do, or like Lynch took time to do with Parts 1 and 2 and then 3 and 4, between which we don't get the Rancho Rosa or Laura's face. A seamless edit. But I absolutely do think the Rancho Rosa logos are a work of art in their own right and part of this work of art, and I never skip the opening credits, either.


Yeah, if Lynch were to do an edit like that, I'd be all in.

However, at least 3 intermission breaks might be necessary :-).


Yep, I definitely would appreciate a seamless cut from David in the future - as we've got it right now, a fan community wouldn't be able to edit the series in that fashion as we've got credits hardcoded over the last few minutes of every hour. A real pain, which is why I opted for an audio re-cut.
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Re: **LISTEN TO THE SOUNDS** - I've completed a 16.5 hour long downloadable

Postby thedougpa » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:54 am

yaxomoxay wrote:I think I love you.


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Hahah, thanks yaxomoxay! I hope you've been enjoying it!
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Re: **LISTEN TO THE SOUNDS** - I've completed a 16.5 hour long downloadable "audiobook" version of Season 3.

Postby mtwentz » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:14 am

thedougpa wrote:
mtwentz wrote:
LateReg wrote:
I think the Rancho Rosa are part of the TV experience for sure, but I'm looking for a potential movie experience. A sort of hypothetical what-if-this-was-shown-in-cinemas-instead-of-TV. It wouldn't work on Netflix because I actually want someone - preferably Lynch, however unlikely - to do it this way like thedougpa took the time to do, or like Lynch took time to do with Parts 1 and 2 and then 3 and 4, between which we don't get the Rancho Rosa or Laura's face. A seamless edit. But I absolutely do think the Rancho Rosa logos are a work of art in their own right and part of this work of art, and I never skip the opening credits, either.


Yeah, if Lynch were to do an edit like that, I'd be all in.

However, at least 3 intermission breaks might be necessary :-).


Yep, I definitely would appreciate a seamless cut from David in the future - as we've got it right now, a fan community wouldn't be able to edit the series in that fashion as we've got credits hardcoded over the last few minutes of every hour. A real pain, which is why I opted for an audio re-cut.


The main reason I hate how Netflix and Amazon cut credits is that I find watching the credits a great time to savor what I've just seen. To let it sink in, with the soundtrack from the movie playing. Often playing is a song with lyrics that enhances the movies theme (s).

The streaming services and the TV networks want to push us to watch the next movie: forget about what you just saw, on to the next one.

This especially hurts in a film like Titanic, where the film's hit song is played only during the credits. But really, I think it hurts my enjoyment of any movie. I was watching the "Lovely Bones" the other day, which to me had a strong ending statement which I wanted to roll in my mind as the credits rolled. Nope, on to the next one.

I know I'm in the minority though. I remember as a kid wondering why people would get up as soon as the credits started rolling.
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