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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Tangerine Dream – Sorcerer (Soundtrack)

tangerine-dream-sorcerorTangerine Dream has been hugely influential in the world of film soundtracks, and, more recently, in the world of video game soundtracks. The group has scored over 50 films, including indie films, ‘b’ movies and mainstream Hollywood films.

While it was not their first soundtrack, their score for the 1977 William Friedkin flim, Sorceror, kicked off a 15-year period of intense soundtrack work.

The film was a bomb when it was released. It followed Friedkin’s critically acclaimed and wildly successful The Exorcist. Viewers may have expected another supernatural-themed story, based on the film’s title, or may have been put off by the film’s non-English sections.

Since then, though, Sorcerer has gained respect as an intense, existential thriller – and Tangerine Dream’s music has become one of their most well-respected soundtracks.

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Secrets Of The Looper Soundtrack

This excellent three-video series features composer Nathan Johnson discussing the field recordings he and his team used to create the musical fabric for director Rian Johnson’s film Looper. The cue Time Machine from the score is featured.

Johnson took a unique approach to the score, using a field recorder to gather material and then using the found sound as the basis for loops, sample-based instruments and a virtual orchestral.

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Sound Design Of The Avengers

The latest episode of the SoundWorks Collection talks with Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Christopher Boyes about the his work on The Avengers.

Scarlett Johansson, 3D Pair On ‘Summertime’

The soundtrack for Everardo Valerio Gout’s Spanish-language thriller Days Of Grace looks interesting – with contributions from Nick Cave, Atticus Ross (The Social Network) and Shigeru Umebayashi (House of Flying Daggers).

The CD isn’t due out until May 8th, but an unusual track from the soundtrack has already leaked out.

The track, a cover of George Gershwin’s Summertime, pairs Scarlett Johansson with 3D (Robert Del Naja) of Massive Attack.

Johansson’s vocal career hasn’t gotten a lot of traction yet and her albums have even been dismissed by some as vanity projects. But this collaboration actually works pretty well, taking both Johansson and Gershwin into new territory.

Check out Scarlett Johansson + 3D’s Summertime and let us know what you think: