Synth maestro’s John Carpenter and son Cody are back after a long break. The last release from came with Lost Themes II back in 2016. Carpenter also added score to 2018’s Halloween.
New Carpenter songs Skeleton and B-side Unclean Spirit mark the new release for limited edition 12-inch due out on Sacred Bones Records Aug. 28.
“We also had a specific focus and direction we wanted to follow when working on Halloween, both in terms of mindset and instruments, and being able to return to working without that narrow focus was refreshing. Although working on Halloween didn’t specifically influence any of these new compositions, there is always a honing of craft that must take place when working on a film like Halloween, and our improved skills definitely helped us in writing these songs.” Carpenter told Rolling Stone.
It’s exciting to be receiving new material. These songs are sure to be our first taste of what to expect on Lost Themes III. I’m hopeful that Carpenter follows it up with another live tour of his new music. His previous tour was mind-blowing and featured new music combined with classic music from his cinematic body of work.
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