Famed film composer John Carpenter released his first two non-soundtrack albums Lost Themes and Lost Themes II in 2015 and 2016. Carpenter has since released a remix album, different renditions of his work as Classic Themes Redux EP, and some outtakes from The Thing titled Lost Cues: The Thing. Now we've got some brand new, non-soundtrack, never-heard-before John Carpenter.
Carpenter has released his new EP Skeleton b/w Unclean Spirit, which he recorded with his son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies.
"It was refreshing to be able to write music that didn’t have to fit to any sort of locked image," said John. "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."
Carpenter later added both songs will be a part of Lost Themes III. Grab a copy of Skeleton b/w Unclean Spirit here.