Lost Themes (LP)


John Carpenter

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Amoeba Review

01/30/2015

John Carpenter, known mostly for directing movies such as HalloweenEscape From New York and Big Trouble In Little China is releasing his first ever solo album (not accompanying a film). That’s right, not only is the man a landmark director he is also a pioneer in the minimalist synth genre. In collaboration with his son Cody (of the band Ludrium) and his godson Daniel Davies (who composed the songs for I, FrankensteinLost Themes is an excellent portrayal of Carpenter’s damn near trademark sound that we as moviegoers have unknowingly heard for decades. Without a celluloid backdrop with which to re-purpose these cinematic hypnotic synthesizers or erupting guitars, Carpenter’s compositions take on a narrative life of their own. The nine-track opus starts strong with the menacing “Vortex.” A track which immediately stands alongside any contemporary electronic musician out there today. It is not until you get to “Mystery” that the out and out epic horror feel of the work jumps out. “Night,” the final track on the album, is an atmospheric epilogue that fades out of view as somberly as the imaginary pictures that have danced in your head.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Vortex
John Carpenter 04:45
2.
Obsidian
John Carpenter 08:24
3.
Fallen
John Carpenter 04:45
4.
Domain
John Carpenter 06:34


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Mystery
John Carpenter 04:36
2.
Abyss
John Carpenter 06:07
3.
Wraith
John Carpenter 04:30
4.
Purgatory
John Carpenter 04:39
5.
Night
John Carpenter 03:38

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