John Carpenter ‘Lost Themes’

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“It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare.”

Halloween may have just passed but there’s still one more treat in store….

Director and score composer, the man behind classics like ‘Escape From New York,’ ”The Thing’ and Halloween,’ has announced the release of a Solo Album entitled ‘Lost Themes.’ 

The album will consist of nine unreleased scores that have been ‘fleshed out’ with the aid of Ludrium frontman Cody Carpenter and composer Daniel Davies (I, Frankenstein). The album is expected to drop February 3rd via Sacred Bones.

Carpenter had this to say about the project:

Lost Themes was all about having fun. It can be both great and bad to score over images, which is what I’m used to. Here there were no pressures. No actors asking me what they’re supposed to do. No crew waiting. No cutting room to go to. No release pending. It’s just fun. And I couldn’t have a better set-up at my house, where I depended on (collaborators) Cody (Carpenter, of the band Ludrium) and Daniel (Davies, who scored I, Frankenstein) to bring me ideas as we began improvising. The plan was to make my music more complete and fuller, because we had unlimited tracks. I wasn’t dealing with just analogue anymore. It’s a brand new world. And there was nothing in any of our heads when we started other than to make it moody.”

“The best way I can describe what we’ve done is that it’s a ‘soundtrack sampler,’ which is what Cody calls it. They’re little moments of score from movies made in our imaginations. Now I hope it inspires people to create films that could be scored with this music.”

To celebrate this announcement Carpenter has released a track from the project called ‘Vortex.’ A monster mash of classic piano, ominous strings, and chunky synths.

I’m off to hide under the covers…..

Written by Alex Lewis