The famed filmmaker and composer John Carpenter has found continued success through his standalone musical releases – the Lost Themes albums. Now the third collection Lost Themes III: Alive After Death presents a plethora of sinister synth tracks for what the Halloween director calls “a soundtrack for the movies in your mind.”
Three tracks are already available to stream: Skeleton, Weeping Ghost, and The Dead Walk with the tracks presenting moody and minimal compositions filled with evocative synthesizers. Carpenter collaborates with son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies on the third collection.
A press release expands on some track details, noting: “Lead single “Weeping Ghost” thrillingly conjures its title figure in a wash of synthesizer, making the listener’s neck hairs stand on end as the aural specter stalks the halls of a dilapidated mansion. The pulsing “The Dead Walk” makes the zombie apocalypse feel like a rave. The gloomy, atmospheric closing track “Carpathian Darkness” casts shadow on the album with its strikingly effective minimal piano and splashes of twinkling synth. Each of the ten songs is a universe unto itself.”
You can see the ten track setlist below.
- Alive After Death
- Weeping Ghost
- Dripping Blood
- Dead Eyes
- Vampire’s Touch
- Turning the Bones
- The Dead Walk
- Carpathian Darkness
Lost Themes III is available in numerous formats from label Sacred Bones.