By
Ariana Díaz Celma

Iconic film director John Carpenter, responsable for cult films such as Escape from New York (1981), The Thing (1982) or Big Trouble in Little China (1986), released his first album, Lost Themes (Sacred Bones Records, 2015), earlier this year. A great debut that it’s not the soundtrack of any of his films or tracks taken from other albums.

Iconic film director John Carpenter released his first album, Lost Themes

Lost Themes is a new album to enjoy from beginning to end Carpenter’s peculiar musical idiosyncrasy. Carpenter started making music to compose the soundtracks of his own films due to low budgets. It was mainly compositions with synthesizers, minimalist lines that ended up becoming part of our sound imagery. Lost Themes retains that experimentation and geniality, creating atmospheres with raw, mysterious and epic melodies that are close to progressive electronic music and combined with intense guitars and church organs. He recorded the album with his son Cody and his godson Daniel Davies. Listen to it below and get a copy here.