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John Carpenter - John Carpenter's Lost Themes

Sacrifyx   (17 reviews)

Posted: 05/20/2015 | Comments: 0 | Rate:

We all know the terrifying theme to the original Halloween, and many of John Carpenter's other underrated films. For example, "They Live", "Halloween III: Season Of The Witch", "The Thing", "Escape From New York" ect. Synth driven awesomeness all the way. While the underground king of horror hasn't gotten behind the camera in years he has been busy getting behind the Korg and making some of the coolest, creepiest tunes since ,"Zombi-Cosmos".

I personally love this stuff so Im a tad biased on how good it is. "Lost Themes" is everything I would expect it to be. With a new found love in the scene of horror soundtracks,"It Follows" on vinyl for example. This LP came out just at the right time, and with bands like Goblin touring, who knows if we'll see "The Master Of Horror" on stage doing these tracks in a live setting.

Sure its kind of nerdy, but when it comes to late 70's and 80's horror soundtracks nobody did it better than Carpenter! Im glad this LP has gotten a proper release on vinyl through Sacred Bones Records. I also cannot suggest checking out a copy enough if you are a fan of Zombi, or Goblin, or even any of Carpenter's films. Because you will love every note on this record. This is a must own for collective reasons and sonic reasons. So order yours today before extinction kicks in!

This quote by Carpenter says it all, “Lost Themes was all about having fun,” Carpenter says. “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 wrote the songs for 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.”

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