Earlier this year, legendary film director John Carpenter released his first album of non-soundtrack recordings, Lost Themes. On October 16, Lost Themes Remixed will arrive on vinyl via Sacred Bones. It collects reworks from JG Thirlwell, Zola Jesus, Blanck Mass, ohGr, Bill Kouligas, and Silent Servant that originally appeared on the deluxe edition of the album, plus two new tracks. The new remixes are Prurient‘s take on “Purgatory” and Uniform (the Men’s Ben Greenberg and ex-Drunkdriver Michael Berdan)’s remix of “Vortex”.
Lost Themes Remixed:
01 Purgatory (Prurient Remix)
02 Night (Zola Jesus & Dean Hurley Remix)
03 Wraith (ohGr Remix)
04 Vortex (Silent Servant Remix)
05 Vortex (Uniform Remix)
06 Fallen (Blanck Mass Remix)
07 Abyss (JG Thirlwell Remix)
08 Fallen (Bill Kouligas Remix)
JG Thirlwell has remixed a new track by John Carpenter. The remix will be included on the deluxe digital version of Carpenter’s new album on Sacred Bones, Lost Themes. Other artists who have tackled remixes include Zola Jesus with Dean Hurley, Blanck Mass (Ben Power of Fuck Buttons), Silent Servant, ohGr and Bill Kouligas (PAN label head).
Additionally, renegade auteur John Carpenter will make a rare New York appearance at BAM on Thursday, February 5 to discuss his legendary career and celebrate the release of his debut solo album, Lost Themes.
Carpenter has scored many his films and Lost Themes is a collection of unused, previously unheard works in his inimitable style. The album will be released on Feb 3 2015.
The Zola Jesus album “Versions” will be released on Aug 20 on Sacred Bones. Produced by JG Thirlwell, it features Thirlwell’s string arrangements of Zola Jesus material, with the string parts performed by Mivos Quartet.
Zola Jesus and JG Thirlwell will be performing live dates around the album’s release, with different string players in each territory.
9/12 Philadelphia, PA: International House
9/13 Boston, MA: ICA
9/14 Brooklyn, NY: Our Lady of Lebanon Church
9/26 San Francisco, CA: Palace of Fine Arts
9/27 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Forever
9/28 Seattle, WA: Decibel Fest
10/3 London: Tabernacle
10/4 Paris: Cafe De La Danse
10/5 Berlin HAU 1
10/24 Chicago, IL: Garfield Park Conservatory
10/25 Washington DC: Hirshhorn Museum
10/26 Asheville, NC: Mountain Oasis Festival – Diana Worthem Theatre
In 2012 Zola Jesus teamed with JG Thirlwell for a performance at the Guggenheim Museum. They performed new arrangements of Zola Jesus material rearranged by JG Thirlwell for string quartet and electronics. Studio recordings of those arrangements, produced by Thirlwell with the string parts performed by Mivos Quartet, will be released in an album called Versions, which is out August 20 via Sacred Bones. The album was recorded at Gary’s Electric Studio in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint with Al Carlson engineering. Zola Jesus will tour with Thirlwell and string quartet later this year. You can hear the first single from the album, “Avalanche (slow)”, here.