John Carpenter, the great horror/sci-fi/action movie director, used to do the bleak electronic scores for many of his own movies, and that music has been nearly influential, in its way, as the movies themselves. Last year, Carpenter released Lost Themes, his first-ever stand-alone album, and it was awesome. And even though Carpenter is retired from directing, he’s now throwing himself full-time into this music thing. Later this year, he’ll release Lost Themes II, which I guess we’ve got to call his sophomore album, and he’ll tour for the first time ever. As with the first Lost Themes, Carpenter recorded the new one with Cody Carpenter and his godson Daniel Davies. And the first song we’ve heard from Lost Themes II is “Distant Dream,” a blaring and sinister piece of instrumental synth-rock. Check it out below.
Lost Themes II is out 4/15 on Sacred Bones.