Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

John Carpenter To Release Music Album

carpenter.jpg

John Carpenter is a selfish man. Burdened with an enviable amount of talent, you'd have thought the guy would do us all a favour and stick to making improbably iconic films - but no.

Not satisfied with a credit list including The Thing, Halloween, Escape from New York, Dark Star and Assault on Precinct 13, the 66-year-old film maker is set to further highlight our lack of creative skills by releasing his first studio album.

Lost Themes, released on 3 February 2015 by Sacred Bones Records (who have previously worked with director David Lynch to create a series of soundtrack-stroke-album releases), is a collection of nine all-new tracks. Having scored the soundtracks of over 20 titles, Carpenter is no stranger to creating atmospheric sounds - his chilling piano tune for Halloween one of the most iconic. "The plan was to make my music more complete and fuller, because we had unlimited tracks," the director said of his new project. "I wasn’t dealing with just analogue anymore. It’s a brand new world."

For a taste of the haunting things to come, check out the album's first track Vortex. With the lights on. And a pillow to hand. 

Related

thriller.jpg

The 20 Greatest Halloween Songs

mccartney rexfeatures_1089366a.jpg

19 Songs Rejected For Movies

T-Pain1.jpg

T-Pain Singing Without Autotune is Fantastic

Rudimental.jpg

Rudimental's Ultimate Playlist

nicolas-jaar-prism-460-85.jpg

The 20 Craziest Limited Edition Albums

dillonfrancishero.jpg

Dillon Francis' Ultimate Playlist

Comments

More

The 12 best alt Christmas songs

Festive songs that you're not already sick of hearing

09 Dec 2016

Songs that sound Christmassy but aren't about Christmas

Festive (but not explicitly festive) tunes that you can hammer all year

by Tristan Cross
09 Dec 2016

Bear's Den's Ultimate Playlist

Indie folk Londoners reveal the songs they love

09 Dec 2016

The Shortlist guide to the 50 greatest songs of 2016 part 2

Did your favourite banger from the year make the cut?

by Dave Fawbert
09 Dec 2016

The Shortlist guide to the 50 greatest songs of 2016

Your no-nonsense guide to this year's essential tunes

by Dave Fawbert
08 Dec 2016

Cruz Beckham just released a Christmas song produced by Rodney Jerkins

The youngest Beckham son launches his music career

by Dave Fawbert
07 Dec 2016

This supercut of noises Chance the Rapper makes is Very Important

All together now: AIGH. IGH. AH. BUH-BUH. AIGH.

by Sam Diss
06 Dec 2016

16 things you (probably) didn't know about Appetite for Destruction

Fascinating facts about the Guns N' Roses classic

05 Dec 2016

The Smiths to release first 'new' single in 21 years

Indie fans rejoice

by Dave Fawbert
01 Dec 2016

JME on Drake, dealing with fans and Donald Trump

"Drake, Skepta and JME might have a hit out, with no beat, that’s just a capella"

by Louise Donovan
01 Dec 2016