When he isn’t dissing Rob Zombie or producing “Halloween” sequels, John Carpenter has been known to lay down some beats and record synth music. “Lost Themes II,” the second compilation of the genre auteur’s music released in the last two years, features 12 such tracks. “Utopian Facade” is among them, and it just got a music video.
Carpenter himself didn’t direct the video; that honor fell to the team of Gavin Hignight and Ben Verhulst, who do a decent job of approximating the sci-fi vibe of films like “Starman.” The video finds a woman in an appropriately futuristic body suit (Erika Angel) running through the woods and fighting off odd beings as she searches for what’s surely an object of the utmost importance — the Utopian Facade itself.
Carpenter had already composed music for several of his best-known films prior to the two “Lost Themes” albums, including “Halloween,” “Assault on Precinct 13” and “Escape from New York.” Watch the “Utopian Facade” video below.