Horror master John Carpenter has a brand new album titled Lost Themes II headed our way on April 15th, which can now be pre-ordered via iTunes, and if your ears are hungry, we’ve got you covered. The track “Angel’s Asylum” has just been made available for free listening, and new dates for his live tour have been announced.
Given the track a listen and find the dates and locales below!
The new song is a reference to the comic series Carpenter created with his wife Sandy King, and he says it has “has a driving rock sound and is more reminiscent of my later work. We initially started writing it for the comic book and we liked it so much we decided to put it on the album.”
Lost Themes 2 Details:
On Halloween 2014, the director and composer John Carpenter introduced the world to the next phase of his career with “Vortex,” the first single from Lost Themes, his first-ever album of non-soundtrack material. In the months that followed, Lost Themes rightfully returned Carpenter to the forefront of the discussion of music and film’s crucial intersection. Carpenter’s foundational primacy and lasting influence on genre score work was both rediscovered and reaffirmed. Lost Themes was also a milemarker in its label’s catalog, being one of the best selling albums in Sacred Bones’ eight-year history. So widespread was the acclaim for Lost Themes that the composer was moved to embark on something he had never before entertained – playing his music live in front of an audience.
The follow-up album brings quite a few noticeable changes to the process, which result in an even more fluid and thematic record. Lost Themes’ cowriters and musicians Cody Carpenter (John’s son) and Daniel Davies (John’s godson) both returned. Unlike their first album, when they often worked over the internet exchanging themes over the course of several years, this time all three brought in sketches and worked together in the same city. The result was a more focused effort, one that was completed on a compressed schedule — not unlike Carpenter’s classic, notoriously low-budget early films. The musical world of Lost Themes II is also a wider one than that of its predecessor; more electric and acoustic guitar help flesh out the songs, still driven by Carpenter’s trademark minimal synth. Lost Themes II delivers eleven compelling new tracks with which fans can continue to score the movies in their minds.
- 30- Copenhagen – DR Koncerthuset – Koncertsalen
- 2 – ES Barcelona – Primavera
- 14 – Seattle – Paramount
- 15 – US Portland – Arlene Schnitzer
- 17 – US Oakland – Fox Theatre
- 18 – US LA – Orpheum
- 21 – US Denver – Gothic Theatre
- 23 – US Austin – Moody Theatre @ ACL LIVE
- 24 – US Dallas – Majestic Theater
- 3 – IS Ásbrú ATP – Iceland
- 6 – CH Neuchâtel – International Film Festival
- 8 – US New York – Playstation Theatre
- 12 – US Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
- 15 – US Detroit – The Masonic Temple
- 26 – Turin – Today’s Festival
- 28 – Rome – Auditorium Parco Della Musica / Santa Cecilia Hall
- 28 – UK Manchester – Albert Hall
- 29 – UK Manchester – Albert Hall
- 31 – UK London – Troxy