Sacred Bones Records

John Carpenter - Lost Themes Remixed (LP - Red/Clear Swirl Vinyl)


John Carpenter has inspired countless musicians since his earliest minimal, synth-based film scores. The themes to his features like Assault on Precinct 13, Halloween, and Escape from New York have remained instantly recognizable since he penned them nearly four decades ago. In February 2015, Sacred Bones released his first solo record of non-soundtrack music, Lost Themes, to overwhelming critical success. The Horror Master proved that not only could he perfectly score his own films - he could also score the movies in your mind.

Eight pivotal contemporary electronic artists were moved to reshape the original songs on Lost Themes in tribute to one the genre's great pioneers. Several of the remixes were released as part of the digital deluxe edition of the album, but Lost Themes Remixed marks the first time any of the tracks have been on vinyl.

Label alumna Zola Jesus remixed ''Night'' with producer Dean Hurley, and the result nods to her lo-fi Stridulum-era work. Silent Servant, the Los Angeles minimal techno mastermind, delivers a pulsing rework of ''Vortex:' JG Thirlwell of Foetus' baroque reimagining of ''Abyss'' is in line with the modern classical scores for which he has become known. ohGr of industrial pioneers Skinny Puppy delivers a track on par with the best of that band's mid-'80s prime.

Dominick Fernow (Prurient, Vatican Shadow, Hospital Records) had this to say about his remix of "Purgatory": "John Carpenter is the master of sustained tension with electronic music. The fine line between stasis and energy is almost impossible to define but Carpenter consistently achieves this paradox with Spartan means."

Ben Greenberg, the Uniform multi-instrumentalist and producer, concurred: "There's a true minimalism at work in his music, but it's a means, not an end. It's simple, but synthetic, so there's very little going on, but it's very distinctive and unsettling."

Purgatory (Prurient Remix)

Night (Zola Jesus & Dean Hurley Remix)

Wraith (ohGr Remix)

Vortex (Silent Servant Remix)

Vortex (Uniform Remix)

Fallen (Blanck Mass Remix)

Abyss (JG Thirlwell Remix)

Fallen (Bill Kouligas Remix)

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