Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to present one of the coolest electronic scores of the 80s: Alan Howarth’s music for the 1983 Jim Wynorski classic, The Lost Empire, available on vinyl for the first time ever. A thrilling adventure that spans multiple countries and pits a trio of ass-kicking ladies against a mysterious villain who plans to create an army of female terrorists from his remote island. The film stars cult actress Raven De La Croix (Russ Meyer’s Up!) and the late, great Angus Scrimm (Phantasm).
Howarth’s score is what you’d expect from his revered work with John Carpenter on movies like Big Trouble in Little China and Prince of Darkness. It's full of expansive colors and incessantly memorable synth hooks; the main theme juxtaposing ghostly effects against a thumping beat, which leads into an amazing high keyboard melody featured throughout the score. Howarth mixes different elements: the effortlessly cool tune for LAPD hero Angel Wolfe, the mysterious and dangerous theme for awesome Native American Whitestar, and the Eastern flavors representing the evil of Dr Sin Do and his island of terror. There’s no “in association with” here – The Lost Empire is pure Alan Howarth, and it’s badass to the 9th degree.