Review: Given the resurgent interest (not to mention bountiful reissues) in his influential soundtrack work, this compilation of unreleased gems from John Carpenter's archives should be greeted with fevered anticipation by devotees of his distinctive sound. Sacred Bones have done a sterling job of gathering together a diverse array of sounds that fit right in with the legendary director's '80s canon, from the gleeful and chipper to the downright spooky.
Review: Sacred Bones is not messing around when it comes to reissuing mythical songs from legendary soundtracks across the board, and their latest releases truly do get the old mouth-watering. This new picture disc contains 1979's "Halloween" on the A-side, and 1981's "Escape From New York", both timeless films that have left viewers awestruck thanks to, in part, their fantastic scores. You'll all recognise that Halloween chimes, those eerie chimes of coldwave synths, but perhaps Escape From New York is less immediately recognisable, but that's a shame because it is potentially the less aged of the two and still a track to break a set in half with something beautiful and unexpected.