Tag Archives: John Carpenter

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – April 8 to August 8, 2016

cd1.jpgApril 8
Goodnight Mommy – Olga Neuwirth – Naxos
The Invitation – Theodore Shapiro – Lakeshore
The Other Side of the Door – Joseph Bishara – Lakeshore Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – April 8 to August 8, 2016

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – January 27 to March 10

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January 27
The Game Daniel Pemberton – MovieScore Media
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis – Frederik Wiedmann – La-La Land
The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power – Geoff Zanelli – La-La Land
Son of a Gun – Jed Kurzel – Milan

February 3
Broadchurch – Olafur Arnaulds – Mercury
John Carpenter’s Lost Themes – John Carpenter – Sacred Bones Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – January 27 to March 10

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – January 20 to March 10

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January 20
The Loft – John Frizzell – Varese Sarabande
Mortdecai – Mark Ronson, Geoff Zanelli – La-La Land

January 27
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis – Frederik Wiedmann – La-La Land
The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power – Geoff Zanelli – La-La Land
Son of a Gun – Jed Kurzel – Milan Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – January 20 to March 10

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – January 6 to March 10

January 6
The Dance of Reality – Adan Jodorowsky – Real Gone
El Topo – Alejandro Jodorowsky – Real Gone
The Holy Mountain – Alejandro Jodorowsky – Real Gone
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
 – Alan Silvestri – Varese Sarabande
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
 – Marco Beltrami, Marcus Trumpp, Brandon Roberts – Varese Sarabande Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – January 6 to March 10

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – December 23 to February 3

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December 23
The Brotherhood – Arnau Bataller – MovieScore Media/ScreamWorks

December 30
King Solomon’s Mines Jerry Goldsmith – Quartet
The Pink Panther Strikes AgainHenry Mancini – Quartet
SaharaEnnio Morricone – Quartet Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – December 23 to February 3

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – December 09 to February 3

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December 9
Elmer Bernstein: The Wild Side – Elmer Bernstein – Varese Sarabande
Fulci 2 Fulci: Live at Union Chapel – Fabio Frizzi – Beat
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [single disc] – Howard Shore – Watertower
The Homesman – Marco Beltrami – Varese Sarabande
Mr. Turner – Gary Yershon – Varese Sarabande
Penguins of MadagascarLorne Balfe – Sony (import)
Rosewater – Howard Shore – Howe
Song of the Sea – Bruno Coulais – Mercury (import) Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – December 09 to February 3

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – November 25 to February 3

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November 25
Allies – Philippe Jacko – MovieScore Media
The Betsy (re-recording) – John Barry – Prometheus/Tadlow
Big Hero 6 – Henry Jackman – Disney
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1James Newton Howard – Republic
The Imitation Game – Alexandre Desplat – Sony
The Little Mermaid – Alan Menken – Disney
One on One – Charles Fox – Varese Sarabande
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History – David Cieri – PBS
’71 – David Holmes – Touch Sensitive (import) Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – November 25 to February 3

Soundtrack Review: THE FOG – EXPANDED (John Carpenter)

thefogCDMusic composed by John Carpenter
Label: Silva Screen Records
Catalog: SILCD 1301
Release Date: October 16, 2012
Rating: **½

John Carpenter is quite unique because he writes, directs, produces and scores his own films, but ticking all the boxes might make the New York-born director sound too repetitive, especially because he tends to make thriller/horror films. If the reader feels uncomfortable with the word “repetitive”, perhaps “minimalistic with ambience” would be more suitable.

Detached from the film, the Fog‘s score tends to be quite overwhelmingly grey making the most sunny day look glooming. That would be the point due to the self-explanatory title, but listening to it closely and deeper, the whole glooming turns to dull and the momentum is quite lost. The synths are good, the pianos could be taken from a Phillip Glass‘ 1983 album but the effects/percussion are definitely cheesy and do not match up the quality mentioned previously.

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