John Carpenter is back with his third album of original music, as Lost Themes III: Alive After Death was officially announced in October for release in February 2021, and a new single, the pulsating “The Dead Walk,” was just released online and is available to listen to now.
Underpinning Carpenter’s renaissance as a musician has been his collaboration with Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. They’ve composed and performed as a trio since the first Lost Themes album in 2015: on studio albums, on soundtracks, and onstage. Here, the trio reaches a new level of creative mind meld. Richly rendered worlds are built in the interplay between Davies’s guitar and the dueling synthesizers played by the Carpenters.
Whereas the original Lost Themes album came as a pleasant surprise after years of relative silence from Carpenter, the third installment sees him in the midst of a resurgent moment as a cultural force. The 2018 Halloween score gave his music its biggest audience in decades, and the world he releases his new album into is one that has, at long last, given him the credit he deserves as a founding father of modern electronic music.
Here’s the full track list:
- Alive After Death
- Weeping Ghost
- Dripping Blood
- Dead Eyes
- Vampire’s Touch
- Turning the Bones
- The Dead Walk
- Carpathian Darkness
Lost Themes III: Alive After Death will be released on February 5, 2021 via Sacred Bones Records.
You can pre-order your copy of Lost Themes III here and the listen to the new track “The Dead Walk” and view the wicked single art by boneface below.
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