‘Halloween’ Director John Carpenter Says New Album Coming In 2016
Following a recent chat John Carpenter did with The Hollywood Reporter, much is being made about the fact that the legendary filmmaker and Canal+ a) won a plagiarism suit in French court against fellow director Luc Besson for ripping off Carpenter’s 1981 sci fi classic Escape From New York to make 2012’s Lockout, and b.) opted not to take Metal Gear Solid video game creator Hideo Kojima to court for pulling the same stunt, because “he’s a nice guy, or at least he’s nice to me.”
What got overlooked by most, however, is that Carpenter stated that he’s working on the follow-up to his synthed-out creepfest of a debut album Lost Themes, which was released this past February.
“Maybe. Working on a couple things,” Carpenter told THR, when asked if he’s got any new movies in the works. “And have a new album coming out next year — we’re going to do another Lost Themes.”
If you’re even a casual movie fan, chances are you caught one of Carpenter’s films at some point, whether it be Assault On Precinct 13, Halloween, The Fog, Escape From New York, The Thing, Christine, Starman, They Live or Vampires. For the bulk of those, the 67 year old composed the electronic scores himself, and his Lost Themes album, released via Sacred Bones, was created in the same spirit of his classic cinematic compositions.
“Really this album, Lost Themes, is for the movie that everybody has in their head,” Carpenter said to Idolator earlier this year. “Everybody has a movie in their mind, some sort of film they think about. So this is the soundtrack for that.”
The LP was successful enough for Sacred Bones to issue a remix version of the album two weeks ago. Below, check out “Vortex,” a standout from Lost Themes.
Grab John Carpenter’s Lost Themes album on iTunes.