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John Carpenter Shares Self-Directed Video for “Christine,” Inspired By His Original Film

Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 Due Out October 20 via Sacred Bones

Sep 13, 2017

Iconic horror film director and composer John Carpenter has shared a new video for "Christine," a track from his upcoming Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998. "Christine" is a re-recorded version of Carpenter's theme to his 1983 movie of the same name, an adaptation of the Stephen King novel.  More

John Carpenter Announces New Album With New Recordings of His Movie Themes, Plus Tour

Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 Due Out October 20 via Sacred Bones

Aug 22, 2017

Iconic horror film director and composer John Carpenter has previously released two albums of original music inspired by his movie themes, 2015's Lost Themes and 2016's Lost Themes II. Now he has announced a new album, Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998. More

Watch: John Carpenter - “Utopian Façade” Video

Lost Themes II Out Now via Sacred Bones

Sep 26, 2016

Iconic horror film director John Carpenter released Lost Themes II back in April via Sacred Bones, a sequel to his 2015-released Lost Themes album. Now he has shared a video for "Utopian Façade." Befitting the director, it features a female android in a TRONmeets Storm Trooper type outfit on the run from some zombies and other monsters.  More

Under the Radar Announces May/June 2016 Issue with M83 on the Cover

Issue 57 Also Includes Interview with Lush, Primal Scream, John Carpenter, Frightened Rabbit, Underworld, Yeasayer, Frankie Cosmos, Julien Baker, Cat's Eyes, School of Seven Bells, Parquet Courts, Fear of Men, Minor Victories, Kevin Morby, and More

May 06, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our May/June 2016 issue (out May, June, and into July), which has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It will also soon be available digitally via Under the Radar's app, and the magazine apps Zinio, Readly, and Readbug. The issue features M83 on the cover. More

Watch: John Carpenter - “Distant Dream” Live Video

Lost Themes II Out 4.15 via Sacred Bones

Apr 04, 2016

In advance of the release of his new album Lost Themes II next week, legendary filmmaker and composer John Carpenter has shared a new video capturing the horror movie filmmaker performing album single "Distant Dream" in the studio. More

Listen: John Carpenter - “Angel’s Asylum”

Lost Themes II Due Out April 15 via Sacred Bones

Mar 09, 2016

Iconic horror film director John Carpenter is releasing Lost Themes II on April 15 via Sacred Bones, a sequel to his 2015-released Lost Themes album. Carpenter has long composed music for his films (which include such classics as Halloween, The Thing, Escape From New York, and They Live), but Lost Themes was his first album of original music not recorded for a particular movie and the sequel continues that.  More

John Carpenter Shares “Distant Dream” and Announces More Tour Dates

Lost Themes II Due Out April 15 via Sacred Bones

Feb 17, 2016

Iconic horror film director John Carpenter is releasing Lost Themes II on April 15 via Sacred Bones, a sequel to his 2015-released Lost Themes album. Carpenter has long composed music for his films (which include such classics as Halloween, The Thing, Escape From New York, and They Live), but Lost Themes was his first album of original music not recorded for a particular movie and the sequel continues that. More

Listen: John Carpenter - “Night (Zola Jesus & Dean Hurley Remix)”

Lost Themes Remixed Out Today via Sacred Bones

Oct 16, 2015

Iconic horror film director John Carpenter is releasing Lost Themes Remixed today via Sacred Bones, a remix record taking on his recent Lost Themes album. Carpenter had long composed music for his films (which include such classics as Halloween, The Thing, Escape From New York, and They Live), but Lost Themes (released back in February) is his first album of original music not recorded for a particular movie.  More

News Mix: Antony vs. the Pope, Daughter, John Carpenter, Flying Lotus, Trent Reznor, Ty Segall, etc.

Plus: Nils Frahm, J Fernandez, Keep Shelley in Athens, Pure Bathing Culture, Tyler The Creator, Neneh Cherry, The Haxan Claok, and More

Sep 30, 2015

Here's a mix of other news today that weren't able to do full news items on. Included in this news mix are summary items on Antony and his comments on the Pope, Daughter's new album and video, John Carpenter's live debut, Flying Lotus' short film trailer, Trent Reznor and The Haxan Cloak's Moog documentary, a new song from Nils Frahm and Ólafur Arnalds, J Fernandez's video, Keep Shelley in Athens' new song, Pure Bathing Culture's live video, Tyler The Creator's animated show, an unreleased Neneh Cherry song, Ty Segall's new band, and more. More

Jean-Michel Jarre Formally Announces Album Featuring M83, Air, Massive Attack, Fuck Buttons, and Mor

Electronica 1: The Time Machine Due Out October 16, Watch Album Trailer

Aug 28, 2015

1970s French electronic music legend Jean-Michel Jarre has long been teasing his new album, previously announcing that it featured such collaborators as Massive Attack, Gesaffelstein, and Tangerine Dream, and releasing the video for "Glory," his song with fellow Frenchman M83.  More

Listen: John Carpenter - “Night”

Horror Icon's Debut Album Lost Themes Out Feb. 3

Jan 12, 2015

With only a few exceptions, director John Carpenter has scored every one of his own motion pictures, most famously Halloween and Assault on Precinct 13. More


Interviews

John Carpenter

Evening the Score

Jun 15, 2016

Dim the lights," says John Carpenter, revered filmmaker and musician. "Put the album on.... Close your eyes and just let your mind go. Tap into that invisible movie that plays in your head. Let it flow, and let our music be your soundtrack." More


Reviews

Oct 17, 2016

Twelve men are all who occupy U.S. Outpost 31, a remote research station deep in the Antarctic. More

Lost Themes II

Lost Themes II

Sacred Bones

Apr 18, 2016

Now that budgets for films that reside in John Carpenter's wheelhouse have become all but extinct, the auteur behind iconic films like Halloween and Escape from New York has taken his side hustle as a film composerand popularizer of the analog synthinto the spotlight. More

Lost Themes

Lost Themes

Sacred Bones

Feb 03, 2015

John Carpenter's image has long been that of a highly individualistic master craftsman with a throwback sensibility. In addition to directing, he's often written his own scripts, occasionally produced and edited his own films, and almost always created his own synthesized scores. More