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John Carpenter releasing album of new material

Film maker and composer John Carpenter is releasing his first solo album on 3 February 2015. Quoting his collaborator on the album – his son Cody Carpenter – John Carpenter says: "The best way I can describe what we’ve done is that it’s a ‘soundtrack sampler’, which is what Cody calls it. They’re little moments of scores from movies made in our imaginations."

The horror director has directed and composed the scores for films including: Prince of Darkness, The Thing, Halloween, The Fog and Escape From New York. His new album, titled Lost Themes, will be released on Sacred Bones Records. Listen to the album’s first track, “Vortex” below.