A week ahead of its official release on Sacred Bones, John Carpenter's Lost Themes album has been made available to stream. The iconic director/composer is renowned for creating the scores for numerous horror film projects over the years, but Lost Themes (which he made with help from his son Cody Carpenter of Ludrium and Daniel Davies, who scored I, Frankenstein) marks his inaugural album attempt.
"t can be both great and bad to score over images, which is what I'm used to," said Carpenter. "Here there were no pressures. No actors asking me what they're supposed to do. No crew waiting. No cutting room to go to. No release pending. It's just fun."
Lost Themes arrives on February 3 via Sacred Bones and can be streamed in full here courtesy of NPR. A deluxe version version of the album, featuring remixes from Zola Jesus and Dean Hurley, ohGr of Skinny Puppy, Silent Servant, Blanck Mass, composer JG Thirwell, and PAN label head Bill Kouligas, is due out the same day.