It should come as a surprise to virtually no one that we’re ENORMOUS John Carpenter fans. The man could produce, direct, compose music, well…he did everything and he pretty much ruled at all of it. While he is most famous for his movies during the late 70s through the 90s he has in recent years re-invented himself as a synth-wave God. It started out with him releasing an album called Lost Themes and he shortly followed that up with Lost Themes II. If you’re a fan of moody, 80s era synth music these albums should always be rattling around in your skull. Today marks the release of his third album simply titled, Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998.
Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a simple re-hash of his previous work. These songs have all been re-recorded and remastered. To show the world he wasn’t fucking around he even directed the music video to the re-done Christine theme song. Spoiler warning, it’s amazing! Since we love you we’ve taken the liberty to embed the Youtube video just below this paragraph.
There isn’t much else to say, other than run out and buy this album as fast as ghoulishly possible. It’s out on Vinyl, CD, and I’m sure it will be streaming on Spotify too. Support one of the all-time great visionaries and play the hell out of this album. Gift a copy to a friend. Cruise around in your car and nod along to the synth beats and rocking guitars. Boldly play it while having a sexy-ass, romantic dinner with your significant other. I don’t give a shit. Just fucking play it! Make no mistake about it, Anthology will overtake your life and undoubtably become the soundtrack to the rest of your Halloween season.