We have been listening to quite a bit of Badalamenti - from Twin Peaks to Lost Highway to Blue Velvet to The Secretary - along with some Clint Mansell, particularly music from Moon, The Fountain and Black Swan. We are endeavouring to find a strange and kind of uncomfortable union of Mansell's simple, effortless elegance and Badalamenti's over-stylised fusion between distorted jazz and haunting synths.
We're also constantly finding tit-bits and fragments of ideas on youtube clips. I'll try to keep putting some of the better ones up here. Here's one from Punch Drunk Love. I like this one because Joel was messing about with some drums for the living room scenes and as we worked at it, it reminded me of this scene which is in turn from a film that continues to influence my ideas. Skip in about 1:50 and enjoy how the chaos of the score alone is a perfect reflection of the mental chaos with which Barry is in constant combat.