Lost Themes

John Carpenter - Lost Themes
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2015 Ratings: #479 / 838
User Score
Based on 50 ratings
2015 Ratings: #313
February 3, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sacred Bones / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Skinny
If Carpenter has come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass, then surely he’s all out of bubblegum.
80
Exclaim!

Carpenter knows exactly how to appease his fans, and with Lost Themes, he has given them just what they want.

80
AllMusic

A big part of Lost Themes' brilliance lies in Carpenter's refusal to update his aesthetic -- the more '80s it is, the more vital it sounds.

76
Pitchfork
Each track is a sort of mini-score unto itself, shuffling a theme through a variety of moods and variations.
75
Consequence of Sound
The sheer predictability of the formula, similar to much of the horror output, doesn’t stop the jump-scares.
70
PopMatters

Whether or not something feels missing without Carpenter’s imagery, the album must be judged by its own merits and Lost Themes is more than worth the time to listen.

65
Under The Radar

While Lost Themes may ultimately be slight compared to the filmmaker's finest soundtrack work, it's certainly a welcome new footnote in the Carpenter legend.

50
Rolling Stone
Now, at 67, Carpenter is releasing his first true solo album (made with his son and godson), which has elements that might appeal to metalheads, goths and minimalist-EDM fans alike.
Z.Younk
77
Always loved his film scores, so these 2 albums were a welcome career-detour.
siberianbreaks
NR
A solid collection of unsettling synth movements that further prove how masterful John Carpenter is at the horror genre.

Favourite tracks: Vortex, Obsidian, Night
PSHANDY
77
『遊星からの物体X』や『ゼイ・リブ』等で知られる奇才映画監督によるデビューフルアルバム。同じ爺さんで言えばディスコ界の帝王Giorgio Moroderは「ナウ」な音を鳴らしていたが、こっちはそんな気ゼロ。ノスタルジー全開のシンセ・サウンドはダサいを通り越してもはやクール。
95
Pure sonic joy. Atmospheric, driving, constantly evolving - and with a dash of BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA style cheese - this is just a seriously fun album for fans of Carpenter's work in the 70's and 80's.
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Track List

  1. Vortex
  2. Obsidian
  3. Fallen
  4. Domain
  5. Mystery
  6. Abyss
  7. Wraith
  8. Purgatory
  9. Night
  10. Night (Zola Jesus and Dean Hurley Remix)
  11. Wraith (ohGr Remix)
  12. Vortex (Silent Servant Remix)
  13. Fallen (Blanck Mass Remix)
  14. Abyss (JG Thirlwell Remix)
  15. Fallen (Bill Kouligas Remix)
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Added on: November 25, 2014