John Carpenter’s ‘Lost Themes’ Now Available To Order

john-carpenter-lost-themesThe debut album of director John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape From New York, The Thing), Lost Themes, is now available to order.

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

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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.

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Being John Carpenter

Sunday Synth Jam: Ben Edwards, aka Benge, channels his inner John Carpenter, improvising some analog retronica.

Here’s what he has to say about it:

Sometimes I get the urge to pretend I am in the studio in 1980 making a horror movie soundtrack. Luckily I have a studio full of old equipment so this is not a problem.

Here I am on the Moog Modular, Linn LM1, Oberheim 4-Voice (via Moog Phaser), all going through the MCI 416b console, with a bit of EMT plate reverb for good measure

Download The 8-bit Tribute To The Music Of John Carpenter

The soundtrack music of John Carpenter has received the 8-bit treatment in a new tribute album.

“I remember you featured us when we released our Dark Side of the Moon 8-bit tribute,” writes reader Joe. “Pterodactyl Squad is back with an 8-bit tribute to John Carpenter.”

It’s All In The Reflexes is a John Carpenter tribute album, featuring the music of 8-bit artists, including R-Sunset, Comptroller, seal of quality, Videogame Orchestra, EvilWezil, Videovalvontaa, Lorenzo Music, OxygenStar, SLAW, arcadecoma. and Shrimps.

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