Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Justin Lassen Presents Synaesthesia 2-Disc Collectors Edition Released!

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5 years in the making, Justin Lassen's groundbreaking Synaesthesia Series is finally here in a gorgeous, limited edition 2-disc collector's set. Composed and created on two continents over the course of the past half decade, Lassen's Synaesthesia project combines music, story, data, and artwork in a sublime experience that transports listeners to unimaginably fantastic worlds.

Uniting the talents of a cadre of legendary CG artists, Lassen brings their visual work to life with an amazing score of dark classical and ambient music, richly composed, flawlessly performed, and beautifully mastered. 'Justin Lassen Presents Synaesthesia' has a clarity of vision that is undeniably brilliant in its creative marriage of art forms, and Lassen's audio-scapes have a raw and fundamentally visceral quality that will leave listeners at-once breathless and energized, transported and transfixed.

Never-before-released on CD, this amazing set features nearly 2 hours of ultra-high quality music on 38 tracks over 2 discs. It is released in a limited edition, one time printing -- once it sells out, it's gone. *The first 200 copies will be hand signed by Justin Lassen.

-Josh Catone

Purchase at Nihil Records/Big Cartel Now!

"I recommend everyone to close their eyes, listen to these tracks and see the inspired art inside." - Paul Hellard, Editor of CGSociety (Australia)

“Art is a power. Music is a power. And when these two forces combine in Lassen's Synaesthesia projects, truly wonderful things happen – not only visually, but you will find each and every one of your senses come to life as you sink into Lassen's symphonies whilst indulging in the hypnotic works of our industry's bests.” - Lynette Clee, Editor of 3DTotal (UK)

“Ever since, I met Justin Lassen and his music, i’ve never ceased to be amazed by the way he’s integrated digital art in his music to create a whole new universe which opens the gate to unconscious worlds. Listening to Justin's art is not only a journey into imagination but a also a new kind of digital art, collaborative and innovating.” - Patrice Leymarie, Editor of IT’S ART (France)

Learn more about (and listen to) Justin Lassen’s Synaesthesia:
Synaesthesia 1 (CGSociety: May 2006)
Synaesthesia 2 (3DCreative: October 2006)
Synaesthesia 3 (It's Art: June 2007)
Synaesthesia Encore (CGSociety: August 2008)

Justin Lassen's Synaesthesia featured at Intel.com

Great Review by Artist and Producer Jerry Rees!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Win a signed copy of Justin Lassen’s Synaesthesia in the Out of Hell screenshot contest!

contest_ooh2009The scary zombie total-conversion UT2K4 mod Out of Hell has been doing extremely well in the press and with the fans! In just a week of it’s Halloween release it has had over 10,000+ downloads (Earlier this week Justin posted on the OOH Forums an announcement of a contest sponsored by Valve Software, Epic Games, Nihil Records and Creative Labs!)! Long’s Post (announcement)!

The contest is live now! You can win some great prizes from all those companies, including 1st place winners get one of the first limited collector’s edition copies of Justin Lassen’s Synaesthesia 2-Disc digipak, signed!

Download and play the game (free) (Long has also released the first patch!), make screenshots for 3 categories, and submit them to outofhell.net. The contest and the game are free, you having nothing to lose, and a chance at something to win! Have fun!

 The Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd:prizes

Out of Hell has been featured up on everything from Machinima.com, Levelskip.com to Moddb.com, etc. Long Nguyen and Justin Lassen have been getting a lot of attention and praise from fans and industry for both the game and the original soundtrack.

"One-man attic coding endeavor puts majority of big budget shooters to shame." - Levelskip.com

"After seven years in development UT2004 horror mod Out of Hell has finally been released, and it looks like it's well worth the wait!" - PlanetUnreal.com

"Out of Hell, a true dinosaur of an Unreal Tournament 2004 zombie mod – from times before Left 4 Dead or Killing Floor, or even Zombie Panic or Brainbread for that matter – is one of those interesting projects that simply refuse to wither and go away. After all, most hobby mods such as these rise and fall over the course of mere months, but not Out of Hell: This particular game has been in the making, without a public release (sans one antiquated preview demo), for more than six years!" - slowdown.vg

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Revived Justin Lassen interview from Billboard Author and industry book!

Recently Justin was featured in a music industry newsletter from talented author and writer Daylle Deanna Schwartz. It was revived from a fuller interview (13 pages) he did for her for the 2005 Book: “I Don’t Need A Record Deal!” published by Billboard Books. Thank you Daylle! Sign up for her newsletter today! She has got a great blog called “Lesson’s from a recovering doormat”.


An excerpt from the newsletter/interview:

How do you stay centered? "I stay away from the industry as much as possible, for clarity and productivity. Sometimes you can get swept away in all of the bells and whistles of the industry and forget what you are doing, or get discouraged. I've been rich and I've been poor. I've been wined and dined, and I've been treated like #!@#, from both the 'big wigs' and 'little wigs'. It is very important to stay un-jaded and positive. Always have hope. I heard in a war movie that "once you lose hope, you're dead anyway." It is most important to stay inspired and never relent. Be a good person, and work hard. The industry sorts all the posers out." - Justin Lassen

"When you read this, keep in mind that Justin only just turned 28. He's accomplished more before reaching 30 than many artists do in a whole lifetime!" - Daylle Deanna Schwartz