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Auteur master of horror, John Carpenter has not only given us over 45 years worth of iconic films, but has also provided the incredible and haunting soundtracks for his oeuvre of work as well. And in less than a month, Carpenter’s latest sonic endeavor, Lost Themes, an album of new compositions untethered to his films, will be released just in time for a massive retrospective of his work at BAM.
Through his evocative and psychologically tickling tracks, we’re able to conjure up our own thrilling images as each dark and pulsating beat he creates sends us deeper into sensory overload. So today, thanks to NPR, you can stream Carpenter’s Lost Themes in full before its official release as the perfect companion to your snow day isolation.
Speaking to the album, Carpenter has said:
“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 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.”
Enjoy for yourself HERE.