IMO, this is John Carpenter’s best movie theme. If you know John Carpenter, you know he does all of his movie music himself and it is all badass. His earlier stuff is all kind of atmospheric synths and it doesn’t seem like he really knows how music works, but it is still amazing. By the time, he got to Escape from NY, it seems like he’s gotten pretty fluent in the language of composition. Even though the Escape theme pretty much cycles one riff for like 3 minutes, it is still the shit. The arpegiator really makes it. really ties the room together.
I’d like to hear some remixes by some techno/hip-hop dudes. Not like, you google it and send me a link. More like, you spend an hour with it and see where it takes you, and then we can talk about it.