Music John Carpenter’s Newly Composed Score for David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ is Complete Published 4 months ago on August 14, 2018 By Nick Bond Share Tweet Around 3 hours ago, John Carpenter‘s newly composed score for David Gordon Green’s Halloween sequel was up for pre-order on vinyl and CD at a website called Bull Moose, but has since been taken down. We did manage, however, to capture the cover artwork (above) and the following release information below. Description from Bull Moose: The new soundtrack pays homage to the classic Halloween score that Carpenter composed and recorded in 1978, when he forever changed the course of horror cinema and synthesizer music with his low-budget masterpiece. Several new versions of the iconic main theme serve as the pulse of Green’s film, its familiar 5/4 refrain stabbing through the soundtrack like the Shape’s knife. The rest of the soundtrack is just as enthralling, incorporating everything from atmospheric synth whooshes to eerie piano-driven pieces to skittering electronic percussion. While the new score was made with a few more resources than Carpenter’s famously shoestring original, its musical spirit was preserved. The music used in David Gordon Green’s Halloween sequel will honour John Carpenter’s original Halloween soundtrack. “We wanted to honour the original Halloween soundtrack in terms of the sounds we used. We used a lot of the Dave Smith OB-6, bowed guitar, Roland Juno, Korg, Roli, Moog, Roland System 1, Roland System 8, different guitar pedals, mellotron, and piano.” Unlike the Lost Themes albums, where the composers wrote the soundtracks for imaginary movies, Halloween saw the Carpenters and Davies collaborating on music set to images for the first time. Though it marked a significant change from their previous creative process, the trio thrived under the constraints and tight deadlines that film scoring work demands. “Being limited by the length of time in scoring the sequence, we focused on the director’s tempo, timing, and vision,” Davies said. “He would tell us what he had in mind, how long the cue should be, what emotion he wanted, and we would take it from there. It’s only the three of us, there is no elaborate system. We wrote, performed, and orchestrated everything.” “It was great,” Carpenter said of the experience. “It was transforming. It was not a movie I directed, so I had a lot of freedom in creating the score and getting into the director’s head. I was proud to serve David Gordon Green’s vision.” Both the CD and vinyl soundtrack will ship on October 25. Related Topics: Up Next John Lithgow Revealed as Jud Crandall in ‘Pet Sematary’ Remake; Filming to Wrap Next Week Don't Miss New ‘Halloween’ Promo Photo Reveals a Vicious Michael Myers Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Click to comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News18 hours ago Barbara Crampton “Would Love” to Return to ‘Re-Animator’ in a New Re-Imagining or TV Series News1 day ago Michael Myers Hangs Out With Mannequins in New Behind-the-Scenes Photos from ‘Halloween’ Reviews1 day ago Review: Leprechaun Returns is a Great Horror Throwback, Full of Fun Blood and Guts News2 days ago NECA Presents New 7″ Pennywise: The “Dancing Clown” Figure, Releasing 2019 News2 days ago Jamie Lee Curtis is Happy to Return for Next ‘Halloween’ Sequel But She’s Not Heard Anything News2 weeks ago Epic Behind-the-Scenes Photos from ‘Halloween’ Show Off the Mask and Gruesome Props News4 weeks ago Gruesome Behind-the-Scenes Photos from ‘Halloween’ Show Michael’s Deformed Hand News4 weeks ago ‘Leprechaun Returns’ Trailer Takes You Back to the Original Film’s Well News3 weeks ago New Line Cinema’s Third ‘Annabelle’ Film Gets an Official Synopsis Blu-Ray & DVD4 weeks ago Soska Sisters’ ‘Rabid’ Remake is Now Up for Pre-Order on (UK) Blu-Ray Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!