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.
Carpenter has previously streamed Skeleton and Clean Spirit.
Pre-order Lost Themes III: Alive After Death.
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 - US - vinyl LP - £95.00, $117.80, €110.20 (New Item) (arrived 01-Jun-2023 16:22)on June 7, 2023 at 4:46 pm
JOHN CARPENTER The Fog (1984 US 8-track Varèse Sarabande label vinyl LP, featuring John Carpenter's score from the soundtrack to his cult supernatural horror thriller starring Jamie Lee Curtis, superb pasted picture sleeve. The sleeve shows light edge scuffing and cornercreasing with a small marker pen annotation to the front whilst the vinyl shows minimal signs of play. STV81191)
- John Carpenter - Lost Themes II - White & Red Swirl Vinyl + Shrink - US - vinyl LP - £29.99, $37.19, €34.79 (New Item) (arrived 30-May-2023 15:58)on June 7, 2023 at 4:46 pm
JOHN CARPENTER Lost Themes II (2016 US limited edition 11-track LP pressed on White and Red Swirl Vinyl - This second studio album from the master of horror delves deeper into his love for dystopian electoand synthwave with the help of his son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davis. The die-cut titled sleeve retains its opened shrinkwrap complete with the black & white picture glossy inner and the vinyl looks barely played)
- John Carpenter - Lost Themes II - Purple / White Swirl Vinyl - US - vinyl LP - £24.99, $30.99, €28.99 (Back In Stock) (arrived 30-May-2023 15:51)on June 7, 2023 at 4:46 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 - US - 12" picture disc - £24.99, $30.99, €28.99 (New Item) (arrived 07-Feb-2023 17:00)on June 7, 2023 at 4:46 pm
JOHN CARPENTER Halloween / Escape From New York (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 SBR156) Limited to Only 2000 Copies
- John Carpenter - John Carpenter's Lost Themes - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.60, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jan-2023 16:58)on June 7, 2023 at 4:46 pm
JOHN CARPENTER John Carpenter's Lost Themes (2015 US 9-track vinyl LP, Carpenter's first standalone album work outside of his soundtracks, gatefold sleeve with essay insert. The sleeve has a 2" seam split to the top and the vinyl is Excellent with few signsof play SBR-123)
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