The Master of Horror himself, director and composer of classic films The Fog, The Thing and Escape from New York, John Carpenter, is releasing a second studio album of new compositions in April and doing his first-ever live performance tour starting in June.
Lost Themes II was written and recorded with Carpenter, his son Cody, and his godson Daniel Davies, who will be joining him on stage, playing selections from across Carpenter’s career, including his classic film scores and new themes.
Cody was recently also heard as a composer for Showtime’s Masters of Horror series (Cigarette Burns and Pro-Life), and NBC’s Zoo. Davies was a composer for NBC’s Zoo, as well as the motion picture Condemned.
All three brought in sketches and worked together in the same city, a luxury they weren’t afforded on the first Lost Themes. The result was a more focused effort, one that was completed on a compressed schedule — not unlike Carpenter’s classic, notoriously low-budget early films. The musical world of Lost Themes II is also a wider one than that of its predecessor. More electric and acoustic guitar help flesh out the songs, still driven by Carpenter’s trademark minimal synth.