Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Justin Lassen officially starts blogging for Intel ISN!


intelscreenshot2011_stripEarlier this year at GDC (spring 2011), I  was officially invited by Arti Gupta @ Intel to start blogging on their website (ISN). I figured that it would be a good place for me to talk about my-more audio-geek, technical, technology related entries. Also a great place to talk about the various events, tests and experiments with gadgets, industry and software.

ISN's primary web presence at software.intel.com is a collection of sites for the developer community that are authored both by Intel and by the community at large. These sites include forums, documentation and knowledge papers, confidential online support and download areas. Access is available both on a no-charge level as well as a more extensive, subscription level.” – About ISN

My first entry (“Justin Lassen on Creating Music with Netbooks!”)  was published recently and is on the experiments, professional productions and tracks I created with four separate Atom Processor based netbooks and tablets in Linux/MeeGo/Win7 during 2011. From video game soundtracks, electronica albums to movie trailers, I was able to use Netbooks for more than just “checking e-mail and surfing the web.” (a myth that so many people like to perpetuate for Netbooks). Please feel free to read the blog and listen to the examples that demonstrate the potential and future possibilities. I’d like to thank Gina Bovara and Josh Bancroft for helping me get things going!

Creating Music With Netbooks 2011 / Atom Processor / Energy XT 2.5

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Herbert Red Bull European Guerilla Tour 2011



By now maybe you’ve got our Herbert iOS game on your device and perhaps you downloaded the absolutely free totally cool original soundtrack? No? Shame on you. Get the game here (.99 cents), we even updated with a performance boost in 1.1! Join Herbert’s Facebook and get the full soundtrack to keep for yourself FREE!

Herbert Trailer 3 (swiss edition) from ETITE on Vimeo.

I bet you’re wondering what is going on now with our dear friend Herbert? Well you are in luck. Herbert just completed his first Swiss Red Bull Sponsored guerilla tour with the awesome guys from waschgang and premiered a BRAND NEW KICK ASS TRAILER on the tour too! (even projecting on the treasured Swiss “white house”) We think you’ll love it! This is hopefully the first of many exciting adventures for Herbert around the globe.

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We are so proud of our game and our little yellow birdie... which EVERYONE is falling in love with all over the world! It’s just too cute. Herbert is making a mark all over the place! It doesn’t stop there, we have more exciting news, announcements and special presents JUST for you around the corner! Thank you for giving our new game such a warm reception, we’re so thrilled by your support! Stay tuned… bzzzZZZzzz…

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Justin Lassen Remixes “Toes” and “Everybody Breaks A Glass” for ‘Lights’!


Lights - Everybody Breaks A Glass (Justin Lassen Remix) by Justin Lassen

Lights - Toes (Justin Lassen Remix) by Justin Lassen

I got an interesting opportunity to remix two tracks especially for Canadian synth pop artist 'Lights' a couple weeks ago. Her label asked me to remix "Toes" (original) and "Everybody Breaks A Glass" (original). I brought "Toes" into outer space and "Everybody Breaks A Glass" into the industrial underground...

Juno Awards. Press room. Lights, New Artist of the Year.  March 29, 2009. General Motor Place. Vancouver, British Columbia. (Caras/iPhoto)"Canadian songstress LIGHTS was crowned Canada’s best new artist at the 2009 JUNO Awards, which took place in Vancouver, BC, on Sunday, March 29th.  The 21-year-old multi-instrumentalist won the prestigious New Artist of the Year award, joining past winners Feist, Avril Lavigne, and Michael BublĂ©" - skopemag (2009)

I have liked her music since her earlier EP days and am happy to see she's doing so well not only in the music world but the art world too (painting, drawing, designing, etc.). I am happy to present to you my 2 special edition Lights Remixes! Thank you Lights, her amazing manager Amanda and Wonderboy Entertainment (Canada). Cheers and I hope you all enjoy my work, eh? :) Also example of White Rabbit Asylum in action in pop music. :) I even sang some vox in some of it for layers.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Justin Lassen completes new soundtrack for Tyra Banks’ Modelland Release!

ModelLand1I’m happy to finally announce that I created a soundtrack for Tyra Banks’ new Modelland teaser! After a dozen or so variations and directions over the last couple of weeks, we were able to nail it perfectly for the vibe of her exciting fantasy series. I gave it an ambient/suspense/sci-fi/horror vibe… :)

The official teaser for Modelland! :)

ModelLand21The book is scheduled for release Tomorrow! September 2011, and they're already planning to turn it into a movie franchise.

"The story happens in a make-believe place called Modelland," says Tyra. "Every girl in the world wants to go there because it's where 'intoxibellas' are trained. Intoxibellas are drop-dead beautiful, kick-butt fierce, and yeah, maybe they have some powers too. The story follows a teen girl and her friends who find themselves magically transported to Modelland, even though they're really not supposed to be there."

Interview with Tyra Banks about Modelland

It's for all the girls and guys who want a lot more FANTASY in their lives … and some fierceness and magic, romance and mystery, crazy and wild adventures, and yeah, some danger too…” – Tyra.com

You can check out the video, and her book at the Random House website (which has my music playing in the background!). I learned a lot on this production, and it was a neat opportunity to get a chance to do some work for a super model / actress/ mogul / talk show host and now fantasy writer. :) Congratulations Tyra!! :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Empire of Modern Thought & The Attack of Lord Retro Sneak Preview Listening Party

The Attack of Lord Retro by Justin Lassen

A set of 9 tracks that I handcrafted throughout The Year of the Rabbit 2011 in my spare time. GOD COMPLEX, DANGEROUS DAYS, LIKE EMPTINESS, THE PROPHECY, WHITE LIGHT, REGRET NOT, LIFE FLASHES, MAGIC PLACE, HUMAN FRAILTY (31 Minutes of intricate storytelling). All were recorded in the beginning of the year with some cool analog synths in LA to keep it warm and authentic. I did final touches recently and happy to share with the world this special sneak preview. Each tells a different story or a set of stories in memorable shards, fragments, edits and analog synthesizers. Live strings and beauty from my beloved White Rabbit Asylum with a personal narrative of my own design. Enjoy and share. :) You wanna listen to them all in the right order? Click here for the official soundcloud player!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

New Justin Lassen track “Cold & Blue” (featuring CoMa)


Cold & Blue (featuring CoMa) by Justin Lassen

Check out my new song “Cold & Bluefeaturing CoMa! Currently residing in Germany, long-time friend, ColeMarie has quietly made a name for herself as a multi-hyphenate artist / designer / machinimist / songwriter / performer. She’s been making some splashes as Soleil (a global collaboration between her and Japanese composer Tasuku Arai) as well as working with a lot of talented Dubstep artists around the world.

"Like the winter cold and deep, my eyes awaken, as from a sleep, it gets so cold, outside my door, and now you see, eternally, forever... there is no truth, you’re open to falling." - CoMa

We’ve always talked about having her sing on a track, and it finally came to fruition recently. She gave the track some beautiful soul. I sang in it with her towards the end of the track as well. Please enjoy and feel free to share! CoMa and myself appreciate it.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Justin Lassen Presents Herbert Original Soundtrack + iOS Game!


I’m super proud of my good friends ETITE. A year in the making, the talented swiss developer ETITE have release their first iOS game (iPhone/iPod/iPad) “Herbert : The Misanthropical Fly” for only .99 cents! Go check it in the App Store today! Fun way to spend a few minutes when you have spare time with your iDevice. 10 really fun weapons including but not limited to rainbow guns!, loads of killing and oddity and music genuinely set for a starry eyed trippy party.

herbert_icon_iosNot only is the game released, but I proudly present to you the full original soundtrack for this game, and we’re giving it away completely free. yep, the whole album, free to you! :) All you have to do is “Like” the Herbert Facebook page and grab yourself a free download of the full soundtrack and add it to your library, no e-mails, no zips, no hassle, just free. The game is cool and very unique and the soundtrack hopefully matches those qualities. We hope you like it! :)

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Both ETITE and NIhil Studios are proud of this launch! Yellow bird stickers are showing up everywhere from Budapest to Switzerland to USA! :) More goodies and stuff coming soon… stay tuned! :)