Themes for Television Image
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  • Summary: The 21-track release features tracks created for Twin Peaks: The Return but not used by David Lynch as well as songs from sessions from his 2017 solo release, Windswept.
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  1. Jul 2, 2018
    70
    Themes for Television works as the perfect translational piece between Windswept and the much lighter, more traditionally ambient followup Digital Rain, despite actually arriving in the wake of the latter.
  2. Jul 2, 2018
    70
    There are moments of abject terror and suspense that perfectly sum up the show, that are flawlessly executed and deliver such a rush that you are swept along with them, and only after do you question what just happened. Like all the best things in life, this album is not what it initially seems.
  3. Jul 2, 2018
    70
    Themes for Television’s highlights effectively double as a showcase for Jewel’s impressive sense of arrangement and mood-setting.
  4. Jul 2, 2018
    70
    Themes For Television might not be the most dynamic album, but for fans of ambient electronic music it hits the spot.
  5. Uncut
    Jul 19, 2018
    70
    Included here are three variants on tracks Lynch used in Twin Peaks Series 3, plus another 18 instrumentals whose translucent synths and pent-up melodrama slot very much into the show's aesthetic. [Sep 2018, p.29]