John Carpenter

Skeleton

£20.99
  • John Carpenter - Skeleton
28th August 2020 / Ltd 12" / Sacred Bones Records

John Carpenter

Skeleton

£20.99

Legendary composer/director John Carpenter has returned with his first nonsoundtrack music since 2016’s Lost Themes II. Collaborating again with son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies, his bandmates and co-composers for the David Gordon Green-directed Halloween films, Carpenter is sharing the propulsive new single “Skeleton” and its B-side, the haunting “Unclean Spirit.”

+ The first new, non-soundtrack John Carpenter music since 2016’s Lost Themes II
+ “Blood Red” vinyl limited to 2000
+ Deluxe “X-Ray-style” opaque outer sleeve
+ Features Carpenter’s longtime collaborators and Halloween co-composers Daniel Davies and Cody Carpenter

The sessions for these songs saw the trio shifting their focus from scoring for the screen and engaging a totally different creative muscle. Instead of being guided by what was happening in the world of Halloween, they were free to work toward other ends.

“It was refreshing to be able to write music that didn’t have to fit to any sort of locked image,” John said. “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.”

1. Skeleton
2. Unclean Spirit
Format /Ltd 12"
Released /28th August 2020
Catalogue / SBR254LP
Barcode / 843563129319
Artist / John Carpenter
Genre / Soundtracks
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