Sacred Bones Records will unleash Skeleton, a two-track preview of John Carpenter’s upcoming third solo album, Lost Themes III on August 28th.
Carpenter comments: “It was refreshing to be able to write music that didn’t have to fit to any sort of locked image. 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. Like the majority of the songs that we write, both “Skeleton” and “Unclean Spirit” mainly started with an improvised riff, which was then expanded and built upon to create the full song. Like the previous Lost Themes album, we each handled duties of writing and recording, with all three of us contributing ideas and parts.”
The album includes Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. It’s available for pre-order on vinyl. You can check out pics of the two variants below and listen to both new tracks, Skeleton and Unclean Spirit HERE.