Published Mar 09, 2016With director/composer John Carpenter set to release his Lost Themes II and undertake his first-ever concert tour, it's a blessed time to be a synth score fan. Before all that goes down, he's teasing the upcoming album release with a stream of its rocked-up "Angel's Asylum."
A press release explains that the title references the Asylum comic book project Carpenter had worked on with his wife, film producer Sandy King. Sonically, the song threads together faux bell sounds, rogue rock guitars and face-bustin' beats. It's a little chunkier than the eerie minimalism of Halloween, but that's not a complaint.
Carpenter said of the track: "'Angel's Asylum' has a driving rock sound and is more reminiscent of my later work. We initially started writing it for the comic book and we liked it so much we decided to put it on the album."
You'll find the single streaming below, while Lost Themes II arrives April 15 via Sacred Bones.
At present, Carpenter's global tour schedule does not include any stops in Canada. You can check out the info over here.