Ok so this is really cool. Unsettling mood music from a really brilliant director/composter that never got used in his movies.. It's mostly electronic but there is some guitar in there too. This would be great to buy on LP in a week from now, because it rules from beginning to end.
John Carpenter - John Carpenter's Lost Themes  [Album]
Sacred Bones / SBR-123 / CD
FLAC / Lossless / FORSAKEN
MP3 / V0 (VBR) / FNT
This goes out to the CRUELTY dude doing the sweet Golbin stuff and other soundtracks
Horror film legend John Carpenter has announced the full details of his upcoming collection of unreleased movie themes. Due out February 3rd via Sacred Bones, the aptly-titled Lost Themes collects nine previously unheard tracks that Carpenter expanded upon and fleshed out with the aid of Ludrium frontman Cody Carpenter and composer Daniel Davies (I, Frankenstein). That's the absolutely terrifying cover art above.
In a statement, Carpenter discussed the scope of 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."
To accompany today's announcement, Carpenter has shared the album opener, "Vortex". A Frankenstein of classical piano, ominous strings, and chunky synths, this spooky tune could've easily served as the backdrop for even the most frightening Carpenter flicks. Listen to the song here, where it's accompanied by classic clips from Carpenter's filmography.
Lost Themes Tracklist: