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John Carpenter Releases Two New Tracks
Christian Eede , July 8th, 2020 16:51

'Skeleton' and 'Unclean Spirit' will be released on a 12" vinyl next month

John Carpenter has put out two new tracks, 'Skeleton' and 'Unclean Spirit'.

The tracks are the first non-soundtrack music to emerge from Carpenter since 2016's Lost Themes II. They see him team up again with son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies, his bandmates and co-composers for the David Gordon Green-directed Halloween films. You can hear 'Skeleton' above, and 'Unclean Spirit' below.

"It was refreshing to be able to write music that didn't have to fit to any sort of locked image," Carpenter says of the sessions that led to the two new tracks. "We also had a specific focus and direction we wanted to follow when working on Halloween, both in terms of mindset and instruments, and being able to return to working without that narrow focus was refreshing.

"Although working on Halloween didn't specifically influence any of these new compositions, there is always a honing of craft that must take place when working on a film like Halloween, and our improved skills definitely helped us in writing these songs."

The two tracks, a press release says, are the first taste of a batch of new music that will eventually result in the release of a Lost Themes III.

Sacred Bones will release Skeleton / Unclean Spirit on 12" vinyl on August 28, 2020. Both tracks are available digitally now.