Horror film director turned musician John Carpenter has streamed his brand new single Wheeping Ghost. The song is taken from Carpenter’s upcoming album Lost Themes III: Alive After Death, which will be released through the Sacred Bones label on February 5. You can see artwork, tracklisting and listen to Wheeping Ghost in full below.
“We begin with a theme, a bass line, a pad, something that sounds good and will lead us to the next layer,” says Carpenter of the recording process. “We then just keep adding on from there. We understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses, how to communicate without words, and the process is easier now than it was in the beginning. We’ve matured.”
Once again joining Carpenter on Lost Themes III: Alive After Death are his son Cody and Godson Daniel Davies (son of Kinks guitarist Dave Davies) who have composed and performed as a trio since the first Lost Themes album in 2015: on studio albums, on soundtracks, and onstage.
Following the release of Lost Themes II in 2016, the group went on their first-ever concert tour, performing material from the Lost Themes albums, as well as music from Carpenter’s classic film scores. They re-recorded many of those classic movie themes for 2017’s Anthology album. The following year, John was asked to executive produce and compose the music for the new Halloween movie directed by David Gordon Green, which promptly became the highest-grossing instalment in the series.
Whereas the original Lost Themes album came as a surprise after years of relative silence from Carpenter, the third instalment sees him in the midst of a resurgent moment as a cultural force. The 2018 Halloween score gave his music its biggest audience in decades, and the world he releases his new album into is one that has, at long last, given him the credit he deserves as a founding father of modern electronic prog.
John Carpenter: Lost Themes III: Alive After Death
1. Alive After Death
2. Weeping Ghost
3. Dripping Blood
4. Dead Eyes
5. Vampire’s Touch
8. Turning the Bones
9. The Dead Walk
10. Carpathian Darkness
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- John Carpenter - The Fog - Black Vinyl - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £125.00, $157.50, €147.50 (New Item) (arrived 26-May-2022 11:37)on May 27, 2022 at 7:17 am
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK The Fog (Limited Edition 2013 UK 32-track double LP pressed on 180gram Black Vinyl, featuring the original 1984 movie score & a bonus record with all the original movie cues which have never been released on vinyl before. This is the earliest edition limited to 200 copies & initially only sold at the film's launch party screening. Comes housed in a deluxe heavyweight gatefold tip on sleeve with exclusive artwork by Dinos Chapman, complete with album notes/art card insert & bonus artwork print, housed in a custom printed poly outer & all 'as new' DW013.5)Limited to 200 copies
- John Carpenter - Anthology (Movie Themes 1974-1998) - Red vinyl + 7" - UK - vinyl LP - £39.99, $50.39, €47.19 (New Item) (arrived 13-Apr-2022 15:04)on May 27, 2022 at 7:17 am
JOHN CARPENTER Anthology (Movie Themes 1974-1998) (2017 UK Deluxe Limited Edition 13-track LP pressed on RED VINYL, including Halloween, Starman, Dark Star, Christine, The Thing and Escape From New York. Also includes a BONUS 7" SINGLE featuring March Of The Children (Village Of The Damned) and Body Bags. Housed in a die-cut picture sleeve with illustrated inner. This copy remains in near as new condition SBR-177)
- John Carpenter - Assault On Precinct 13 / The Fog - US - 12" picture disc - £14.99, $18.89, €17.69 (New Item) (arrived 13-Apr-2022 12:33)on May 27, 2022 at 7:17 am
JOHN CARPENTER Assault On Precinct 13 / The Fog (2016 US limited edition 2-track 12" PICTURE DISC single featuring two of his classic film themes recorded with his Lost Themes Band. Housed in a hype-stickered clear PVC sleeve SBR157) Limited to Only 2000 Copies
- John Carpenter - Halloween / Escape From New York - US - 12" vinyl - £9.99, $12.59, €11.79 (New Item) (arrived 01-Apr-2022 09:03)on May 27, 2022 at 7:17 am
JOHN CARPENTER Halloween / Escape From New York (2016 US limited edition 2-track 12" vinyl single featuring two of his classic film themes recorded with his Lost Themes Band. The vinyl looks barely played housed in the black & silver metallicised picture sleeve SBR156)
- John Carpenter - Lost Themes II - Purple / White Swirl Vinyl - US - vinyl LP - £24.99, $31.49, €29.49 (New Item) (arrived 01-Apr-2022 09:01)on May 27, 2022 at 7:17 am
JOHN CARPENTER Lost Themes II (2016 US limited edition 11-track LP pressed on Purple / White Swirled Vinyl - This second studio album from the master of horror delves deeper into his love for dystopian electo and synthwave with the help of his son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davis. Issued in the die-cut titled sleeve [which has minimal storagewear to the die-cut] complete with the black & white picture glossy inner, the vinyl looks barely played)