Friday, January 2, 2009

John Carpenter - Escape From New York - Original Soundtrack (1981)


I saw this movie for about the 10th time recently and was once again blown away by the quality of the music and of course some of one-liners from Snake Plissken. John Carpenter is a talented fella to say the least and worked closely with Alan Howarth in producing this cult classic soundtrack. I've also been noticing more and more of today's minimal and tech producers borrowing sounds and styles from it. Check out Booka Shade's latest album who's track 'Duke' I suspect gets its title from the character of the same name in the movie, played by the late Issac Hayes no less. They have clearly been influenced by track 20 (President At The Train) and I also noticed that they recently used track 17 (Arrival At The Library) and track 2 (The Bank Robbery) in their DJ Kicks compilation.

I'm also a big fan of Principles of Geometry and if this is floating your boat you should check out their album Lazare, one of my favourite albums from 2008.

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7 comments:

  1. Sorry - but I will put "Big Trouble in Little China" toe-to-toe for John Carpenter great one-linners flicks.

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  2. Douglas, this is music, not movies.

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  3. Yr likely familiar with it already, but the Halloween III soundtrack is another terrific Carpenter/Howarth collaboration, much in same vein as Escape.

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  4. You know what I haven't heard it Short-Stacked Shamus, I'll need to track it down. Thanks for the heads-up.

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  5. One year later...

    Absolutely bitchin'!

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  6. 3 years later and download isn't available.

    Oh well.

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  7. 3 years later and it's not available here now.
    Thanks anyway. WOuld of loved to of got this after owning it on vinyl many moons ago.

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