|Carpenter, John / Lost Themes Ii|
|Album:||Lost Themes Ii||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Carpenter, John||Added:||Aug 2016|
|Label:||Sacred Bones Records|
|Add Date:||2016-09-05||Pull Date:||2016-11-07|
|Week Ending:||Nov 6||Oct 30||Oct 23||Oct 9||Oct 2||Sep 25||Sep 11|
|1.||Nov 05, 2016:||Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles |
|4.||Oct 05, 2016:||a strange pursuit |
|2.||Oct 25, 2016:||Waste FM |
|5.||Oct 02, 2016:||1095320 |
Real Xeno (Bonus Track)
|3.||Oct 22, 2016:||Music Casserole |
|6.||Sep 29, 2016:||a strange pursuit |
- General Description: Yes, THE John Carpenter, the movie director (“Halloween”, “The Fog”, “Escape From LA” – to name a few) who scored almost all of his movies using synths. Because he was praised for sound design, in 2014 he released his first-ever solo record (“Lost Themes”) and also started playing live shows. “Lost Themes II” features the same cowriters (his son Cody Carpenter and his godson Daniel Davies) with electric and acoustic guitar and drums along for the synth ride. Carpenter’s music is written to make you “see” things, so all the tracks I reviewed are what I “saw”. Thanks, John, you’re still as creepy and camp as ever.|
– FCC Compliant: YES
– Recommended Tracks: 2, 9
– Track Reviews:
1. (3:49) Distant Dream - I’m driving a car and being chased by electricity.
2. **(4:13) White Pulse - My music box ballerina has dreams that she’s a badass.
3. (3:36) Persia Rising - I can’t make up my mind what to wear today.
4. (4:13) Angel's Asylum - I’m a body-zombie but my mind’s still whizzing full-speed.
5. (3:08) Hofner Dawn - I learned the alphabet in many languages, plus I can count.
6. (3:34) Windy Death - When I run in the mountains, I sometimes have to stop to breathe.
7. (4:12) Dark Blues - I’m still a zombie and I can rock.
8. (3:52) Virtual Survivor - It’s a long way down those stairs. Hurry up.
9. **(3:20) Bela Lugosi - I know it’s the same script, but I vant to do eet ahgain with the windows open.
10. (4:25) Last Sunrise - Sometimes when it rains, I ride my bike.
11. (3:41) Utopian Facade - We all saw Blade Runner over and over again.
12. (4:28) Real Xeno (Bonus Track) - Ya hang out, then your dad’s car starts, you go for a bit and then suddenly someone has to go to the bathroom.
|1.||Distant Dream||7.||Dark Blues|
|2.||White Pulse||8.||Virtual Survivor|
|3.||Persia Rising||9.||Bela Lugosi|
|4.||Angels Asylum||10.||Last Sunrise|
|5.||Hofner Dawn||11.||Utopian Facade|
|6.||Windy Death||12.||Real Xeno (Bonus Track)|