John Carpenter Announces Debut Album – Lost Themes

john-carpenter-lost-themesFilm director John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape From New York, The Thing) has announced plans to release his debut album, Lost Themes.

While Carpenter is best known for his filmmaking, he has also scored most of his films, creating iconic themes and an iconic soundtrack style along the way.

Here’s what Carpenter has to say about his new album: Continue reading

Holly Herndon Interview

Composer/sound artist Holly Herndon is featured in the latest interview via Red Bull Music Academy.

Her work is techno-infused music in the electroacoustic tradition. She uses her voice prominently as a sound source, but transforms it almost beyond recognition, using a laptop & Max/MSP.  Continue reading

New Daniel Lanois Album, Flesh And Machine

daniel-lanois-flesh-and-machineProducer and performer Daniel Lanois has a new album out, Flesh And Machine.

According to label Anti-, Lanois has ‘truly deployed every sonic weapon in his arsenal’, creating the ‘headphone album of the year’ in the process.

Flesh And Machine was initially conceived as an ambient album, building on his work with Brian Eno on classics like Ambient 4: On Land (1982) and Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (1983). But the album also explores Lanois’ idea of taking the ‘studio as an instrument’ concept to the world of live performance.

Here’s a live studio performance of Opera, from the new album: Continue reading