After more than 40-years of directing movies, John Carpenter surprised fans and critics alike when he released his first ever album of non-soundtrack material, 'Lost Themes', back in 2014. Now, in addition to the announcing the release of his second album, 'Lost Themes II' - out April 15 -- along with his first ever tour, the 68-year-old cult movie legend is sharing the first rack from the new record, "Distant Dreams" to drum up interest.
After more than 40-years of directing movies, John Carpenter surprised fans and critics alike when he released his first ever album of non-soundtrack material, Lost Themes, back in 2014. Now for another first -- the Hollywood icon is announcing his first ever world tour behind the release of his second record, Lost Themes II. While Carpenter brought both his son, Cody Carpenter, and his godson, Daniel Davies, back for the sequel, this time around the boys were able to come together all at once in the studio, instead of exchanging bit and pieces of songs over the Internet for years.
Ennio Morricone is up for a Golden Globe with his music for the Quentin Tarantino film, "The Hateful Eight." It's been reported, though, that Morricone's score sounds eerily familiar to a disc of unused music from John Carpenter's "The Thing." Yes, Morricone stole from himself to provide for the Tarantino film.
Master of horror, John Carpenter, has no plans of slowing down just yet. Per a comment by the director on Facebook, there will be a "limited tour next year" that will support his latest Lost Themes as well as a second album to date.
The rise of John Carpenter has come for all you horror fans. Well, I guess many would say it never really left. After the release of his first album "Lost Themes," Carpenter will be making a rare appearance Feb. 5 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music to celebrate the album's release. Recently, he has been speaking to outlets about his musical process, his inspirations and his godson, Daniel Davies, son of Dave Davies of The Kinks, who Carpenter claims to have raised!
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."