Boomkat Product Review:
Electronic music pioneer John Carpenter's 'Lost Themes' relit by Prurient, Bill Kouligas, J.G. Thirlwell, Silent Servant, Skinny Puppy's ohGr and Zola Jesus.
Issued to widespread acclaim in early 2015, Carpenter' first ever collection of solo music not written for film is reframed by a pivotal set of antecedents and disciples.
The most impressive, dramatic of those come from Prurient and Bill Kouligas; the former with a guttural, rubbling desecration of 'Purgatory' and the latter with what is effectively its inverse, rendering 'Fallen' as a blossoming of filigree sci-fi structures and timbre.
Other successes come from Silent Servant with a patented EBM-style grind of 'Vortex', and the stately slow techno-pop thrust of 'Night' from Zola Jesus and David Lynch collaborator, Dean Hurley, but we'd pass on the others, including ohGr ov Skinny Puppy's dodgy dubstep remix of 'Wraith' and Blanck Mass's banking emo noise version of 'Fallen'.