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John Carpenter releases new two-song single ‘Skeleton’ and ‘Unclean Spirit’


Horror master John Carpenter has released a new two-song single by sharing ‘Skeleton’ and ‘Unclean Spirit’.

The new material arrives as the first non-soundtrack release from the composer and director in four years, the follow-up to 2016 effort Lost Themes II.

“It was refreshing to be able to write music that didn’t have to fit to any sort of locked image,” Carpenter said in a statement. “We also had a specific focus and direction we wanted to follow when working on Halloween, both in terms of mindset and instruments, and being able to return to working without that narrow focus was refreshing.

“Although working on Halloween didn’t specifically influence any of these new compositions, there is always a honing of craft that must take place when working on a film like Halloween, and our improved skills definitely helped us in writing these songs.”

The songs, which are being given a special vinyl release, have also been added to all leading streaming platforms. Teaming up with Sacred Bones, the songs will be released as a deluxe limited-edition 12″ single in August.

For now though, stream the tracks below.