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
EIL.COM Favourite Music Update Rare CDs, CD Singles, Rare Records, Vinyl Records, Albums and Music
- John Carpenter - Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers - 180gm Orange Vinyl - US - vinyl LP - £29.99, $33.89, €34.19 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jun-2022 13:21)on October 6, 2022 at 9:37 pm
JOHN CARPENTER & ALAN HOWARTH Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (2018 US limited edition 12-track LP issue of the 1989 motion picture soundtrack pressed on 180gram Orange Vinyl, featuring a newly remastered version released to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Death Waltz. Housed in the 425gsm gatefold picture sleeve with printed insert featuring liner notes by Blake J.Fichera. The sleeve displays some light general wear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played DW116)
- John Carpenter - Assault On Precinct 13 / The Fog - US - 12" picture disc - £14.99, $16.94, €17.09 (New Item) (arrived 13-Apr-2022 12:33)on October 6, 2022 at 9:37 pm
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, $11.29, €11.39 (New Item) (arrived 01-Apr-2022 09:03)on October 6, 2022 at 9:37 pm
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, $28.24, €28.49 (New Item) (arrived 01-Apr-2022 09:01)on October 6, 2022 at 9:37 pm
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)
- John Carpenter - Halloween / Escape From New York - Sealed - US - 12" vinyl - £14.99, $16.94, €17.09 (New Item) (arrived 15-Mar-2022 16:38)on October 6, 2022 at 9:37 pm
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 is UNPLAYED housed in the black & silver metallicised picture sleeve which remains sealed within its hype-stickered shrinkwrap SBR156)