Carpenter, John / Lost Themes Ii
Album: Lost Themes Ii   Collection:General
Artist:Carpenter, John   Added:Aug 2016
Label:Sacred Bones Records  

A-File Activity
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
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 05, 2016: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
White Pulse
4. Oct 05, 2016: a strange pursuit
Last Sunrise
2. Oct 25, 2016: Waste FM
Bela Lugosi
5. Oct 02, 2016: 1095320
Real Xeno (Bonus Track)
3. Oct 22, 2016: Music Casserole
White Pulse
6. Sep 29, 2016: a strange pursuit
Bela Lugosi

Album Review
Reviewed 2016-09-06
- 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.

Track Listing
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)