Amongst musicians, filmmaker John Carpenter receives admiration, respect and kudos like few others. Aside from the string of great films he has directed (Halloween, Escape From New York, Dark Star to name but a few) he is one of the few directors to compose and record the music for the films he makes.
Back in late Summer 2009 we sent out an email to our producer pals asking if they wanted to submit cover versions for an upcoming Sci-Fi cover versions CD project the response was very pleasing. Of all the tracks through the door, John Carpenter covers were by far the most prevalent. The best of them made it to this vinyl release.
Things open up with Architeqs take on the John Carpenter killer-car thriller theme 'Christine'. The Scotsman using moody analog synth pads, menacing effects and some fine drumming to maximum effect.
Next up, Slovenian Sare Havlicek synths-up 'Pork Chop Express' one of the choice tracks from 1986's Big Trouble In Little China. Big pads, big riffs and big oscillators all the way.
Belgian King DJ goes for the jugular-catchy lead line of 1981's 'Escape From New York'. The most Italian of producers we know; Bottin, also adds his Italo sheen to proceedings.
The Sci-Fi Cover Version album 'To The Stars' is out in March 2010
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A1) Written by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth. Published by Golden Torch Music / EMI
A2) Written by John Carpenter. Published by Rewind Music / Warner Chappell Publishing
B1) Written by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth. Published by Local Boy Inc / Cherry Lane Music
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