John Carpenter is more than just the filmmaking mastermind who established the blueprint for the entire slasher genre, he’s also a pioneer of early electronic music. His cutting-edge recordings hold up so well, he’s been touring with a live band in tow, playing his hypnotic and chilling tunes to rapt audiences around the world. It should come as no surprise, then, that Carpenter was and continues to be an influence on today’s most prominent electronic composers.
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Over the past decade +, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has been teaming up with British composer Atticus Ross to create soundtracks for some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters; just a few include, The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Se7en. While they won’t be composing the soundtrack for the Halloween reboot currently in the works at Blumhouse, they’ve paid respect to the film and its director with a seven + minute cover of the theme song for the original 1978 film.
Saying it’s awesome is an understatement. Have a listen and let us know what you think in the Comments section!