Album artwork for Anthology II (Movie Themes 1976-1988) by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel Davies
Album artwork for Anthology II (Movie Themes 1976-1988) by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel Davies

By now everyone should know, John Carpenteris not only a celebrated filmmaker but also a musical maestro whose soundtracks have become synonymous with the genres of horror, suspense, and science fiction. His innatetalent for composition and his deep understanding of how music can elevatestorytelling have left an indelible mark on the world of cinema, and a haunting presence in people’s record collections. 

Anthology II continues the celebration of his compositional genius via an ex-cellently sequenced collection of some of his most iconic pieces of music fromhis extensive filmography, all newly recorded with his musical collaborators Daniel Davies and Cody Carpenter. 

The compilation opens with “Chariots of Pumpkins” from Halloween III that  perfectly captures the eerie essence of the cult classic film with its pulsating  synths and haunting melodies. The listener is engulfed by a sense of uneaseand anticipation, before being thrust into “69th St. Bridge” from Escape From New York, a dynamic track that encapsulates the futuristic and gritty nature of the film via the use of throbbing bass lines, driving rhythms, and electronic textures. The record has also an isolating tone as it skulks through ambientleaning tracks such as “Fuchs” and “To Mac’s Shack” from The Thing, and “Walk to the Lighthouse” from The Fog, all of which display a slower tempo, foreboding undertones and an ethereal atmosphere that feels like a distant whisper. All of which has been cautiously laid in preparation to the grand finale. The iconic and instantly recognizable ”Laurie’s Theme” from the original Halloween. Its simple yet menacing piano melody which has become synonymous with the horror genre, concludes the album by striking fear into the hearts of listeners. 

These tracks represent just a fraction of John Carpenter’s impressive musical repertoire. With each haunting note and pulsating beat, his soundtracks continue to resonate with audiences, forever etching his name in the annals of film music history. 

Cody Carpenter, Daniel Davies , John Carpenter

Anthology II (Movie Themes 1976-1988)

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Cody Carpenter, Daniel Davies , John Carpenter

Anthology II (Movie Themes 1976-1988)

Sacred Bones Records
Album artwork for Anthology II (Movie Themes 1976-1988) by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel Davies
LP +

$24.99

exclusive

Green Galaxy

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 300 copies
Released 10/13/2023Catalog Number

SBR324LP-C4-RT

Album artwork for Anthology II (Movie Themes 1976-1988) by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel Davies
LP +

$22.99

Blue
Released 10/06/2023Catalog Number

SBR324lp-C3

Album artwork for Anthology II (Movie Themes 1976-1988) by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel Davies
LP

$22.99

Black
Released 10/06/2023Catalog Number

SBR324lp

Album artwork for Anthology II (Movie Themes 1976-1988) by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel Davies
CD

$14.99

Released 10/06/2023Catalog Number

SBR324cd

By now everyone should know, John Carpenteris not only a celebrated filmmaker but also a musical maestro whose soundtracks have become synonymous with the genres of horror, suspense, and science fiction. His innatetalent for composition and his deep understanding of how music can elevatestorytelling have left an indelible mark on the world of cinema, and a haunting presence in people’s record collections. 

Anthology II continues the celebration of his compositional genius via an ex-cellently sequenced collection of some of his most iconic pieces of music fromhis extensive filmography, all newly recorded with his musical collaborators Daniel Davies and Cody Carpenter. 

The compilation opens with “Chariots of Pumpkins” from Halloween III that  perfectly captures the eerie essence of the cult classic film with its pulsating  synths and haunting melodies. The listener is engulfed by a sense of uneaseand anticipation, before being thrust into “69th St. Bridge” from Escape From New York, a dynamic track that encapsulates the futuristic and gritty nature of the film via the use of throbbing bass lines, driving rhythms, and electronic textures. The record has also an isolating tone as it skulks through ambientleaning tracks such as “Fuchs” and “To Mac’s Shack” from The Thing, and “Walk to the Lighthouse” from The Fog, all of which display a slower tempo, foreboding undertones and an ethereal atmosphere that feels like a distant whisper. All of which has been cautiously laid in preparation to the grand finale. The iconic and instantly recognizable ”Laurie’s Theme” from the original Halloween. Its simple yet menacing piano melody which has become synonymous with the horror genre, concludes the album by striking fear into the hearts of listeners. 

These tracks represent just a fraction of John Carpenter’s impressive musical repertoire. With each haunting note and pulsating beat, his soundtracks continue to resonate with audiences, forever etching his name in the annals of film music history.