Vero nome:
John Howard Carpenter
American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor and composer, born 16 January 1948 in Carthage, New York. Director of such movies as "Assault On Precinct 13", "The Fog", "Escape From New York", "The Thing", or "Halloween", Carpenter himself composed most of the soundtracks for his films (sometimes with Alan Howarth). He was married to actress Adrienne Barbeau from 1979 to 1984.
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John Carpenter Sentinel Returns Not On Label 1998 Vendi questa versione
JCAHCD 01 John Carpenter - They Live / Prince Of Darkness album art John Carpenter in Association with Alan Howarth John Carpenter in Association with Alan Howarth - They Live / Prince Of Darkness(CDr, Unofficial) Not On Label JCAHCD 01 2003 Vendi questa versione
CRCD003 John Carpenter - The Thing (Complete Motion Picture Score) album art Ennio Morricone & John Carpenter Ennio Morricone & John Carpenter - The Thing (Complete Motion Picture Score)(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Num, Unofficial) Cimmerian Records CRCD003 Argentina 2010 Vendi questa versione
VSC-81176 John Carpenter - Halloween (Original Soundtrack) album art John Carpenter Halloween (Original Soundtrack)(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Varèse Sarabande (2) VSC-81176 2017 Vendi questa versione
none John Carpenter - Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel Davies John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel Davies - Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ChannelTapes none 2018 Vendi questa versione

Singles & EPs

SCHRANZ044 John Carpenter - Halloween album art John Carpenter Halloween(12", S/Sided, Unofficial) Schranz SCHRANZ044 Germany 2005 Vendi questa versione
none John Carpenter - Essential Classics album art John Carpenter Essential Classics(10", Ltd, Unofficial, Tra) Not On Label none Belgium 2016 Vendi questa versione


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2 marzo 2004
It's hard to talk about the musician John Carpenter without forgeting his films. He is a film maker who happens to make music for his own films, and that makes him a composer. It is important to stress that his music is never primarily thought as listening material on its own, isolated from the imagery of his films. This is specially true for his early works in pre-midi times, and those are probably Carpenter's best times as a musician. For the reissue of "Assault On Precinct 13" he states that "Assault On Precinct 13 is a truly minimalistic score. I never imagined that anyone anywhere at any time would listen to the music on its own away from the image and narrative".
That is the quality we've came to appreciate in his music. Inconclusive soudscapes that repeat themselves with small variations once in a while that take you high and bring you back down again. Over and over again with no conclusion, track after track, soundtrack after soundtrack.
"Assault On Precinct 13" quickly became a cult film, and the soundtrack a collector's item (until it got repressed last year). Thus, Carpenter became more and more aware of the potential of his soundtracks as musical pieces on their own and that has lead to the formation of the one off "pop" project The Coupe De Villes as well as several collaborations with rock and metal artists amongst others. Such are the cases of "Village Of The Damned" on which he collaborated with Dave Davis (of Kinks fame) or "Ghosts Of Mars" with guests stars such as Steve Vai and Elliot Easton. "Village Of The Damned" follows the tradition of Carpenters work as a composer and works wondefuly both on and out of the film. "Ghosts Of Mars" however, is a functional instrumental rock album (if you're into that sort of sound) but fails to work as a soundtrack. It only works to the extend that it is pure marketing and that has never been the case in Carpenter's work as a composer.

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