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Filmmaker and Master of Horror John Carpenter Releases Debut Album Titled 'Lost Themes,' Upcoming Movie Screening and Talk at BAM

By Jaime Prisco j.prisco@classicalite.com on Dec 16, 2014 04:19 PM EST

The king of all things horror, John Carpenter, will be releasing his first album Lost Themes via Sacred Bones Records. Carpenter also revealed that he will release a digital edition featuring exclusive remixes by Zola Jesus and Dean Hurley, Blanck Mass, Bill Kouligas, Silent Servant, ohGr (Skinny Puppy) and J.G. Thirlwell.

Additionally, Carpenter will be making a rare New York appearance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Feb. 5 to celebrate the release of his debut album. He will be joined by Brooke Gladstone, host of NPR’s On the Media, for a wide-ranging discussion about his legendary film career and his musical endeavors.

Boasting “one of the most consistent and coherent bodies of work in modern cinema” (Kent Jones, Film Comment), Carpenter injects B-movie genres — horror, sci-fi, action — with the bravura stylistic technique of classical Hollywood giants like Howard Hawks, John Ford and Alfred Hitchcock and composes the scores for nearly all his films. Lost Themes features music that could easily compliment any of his well-known thrillers.

In conjunction with his BAM appearance, the academy will be presenting a monthlong retrospective titled “John Carpenter: Master of Fear.” The film series includes Carpenter's best-known films such as Halloween, The Thing, Escape from New York and Starman as well as lesser-known gems like Assault on Precinct 13 and They Live.

The retrospective also features "Carpenter Selects," a sidebar showcasing three films with exceptional scores that the director has cited as influences on his work: William Friedkin's Sorcerer, Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs and the sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet. This event will take place Feb. 5 to 22. Tickets for both events go on sale Dec. 18 and can be purchased here.

For all you Halloween lovers, Lost Themes will be released Feb. 3.

Check out "Vortex," a released track from Lost Themes, below:

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TagsFilmmaker, John Carpenter, Debut Album, Lost Themes, Movie Screening, BAM, NPR, Brooke Gladstone, Zola Jesus, Dean Hurley, Blanck Mass, Bill Kouligas, Silent Servent, ohGr, J.G. Thirlwell