Remember this? maybe not, but... it's something really really special to me, considering the tools that were used to make it were not the conventional stuff that composers have available to them today. well, we're coming up on the 14th anniversary of it. It is moments like this, when these kinds of anniversaries arrive that I look back and pause for a moment to see all that i've been through. There are a few more anniversaries coming up too... I'm starting to feel old. I must keep chugging along. Tortured Minds™ was a staple project for me, and continues to be a legacy for those in the know. Hard to believe that back then this thing got over 7 million downloads back when downloading music was still very new! Not to mention the album sales!! This new Black Edition cover, has the more updated look, but still has the vibe of the first two pressings of it (including the MP3.com D.A.M. version). Listening through it, I still feel the rawness of it, and yet, tons of memories...
Created from 1995-2002, first released on Mp3.com in 2 volumes in 2000 and 2002, re-released on web in 2007, and finally remastered and released in special edition in 2011 for you to buy in the Justin Lassen Store today!
Monday, November 21, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Earlier this month; I had a sneak-peak of “The Attack of Lord Retro” on soundcloud. It was received extremely well with high marks from people in academia, video games, government, music, radio and art industries.The anticipated follow-up of the 2007 release “The Rise of Lord Retro”, a retro sci-fi universe, with an otherworldly story to tell. From epic space aria’s to introspective thought provoking electronica, there's something for everyone within these two distinct releases.
“The Attack of Lord Retro” High Resolution release through BC Music Store today!
"The Attack of Lord Retro", 9-Tracks and 30 Minutes of intricate editing, splicing and storytelling gives you some thought provoking introspective electronica to bring you back in time and home again. Featuring analog synthesis, live european chamber strings, custom sampling and familiar yet distant obscure memories from another time. An exploration album from the mind of Justin Lassen was created in The Year of the Rabbit (2011) as a pure artistic expression. The much anticipated follow-up to 2007's "The Rise of Lord Retro" Original Concept Soundtrack which got great reviews and support from it's initial reception in 2003, world-wide release from Intel in 2005 and it's special re-print in 2007, The multimedia project Lord Retro lives on. Enjoy this freshly released and mastered album (2011).
Also… For the first time-ever, the classic, “The Rise of Lord Retro” (2002-2007) is finally being released in full resolution for .99 a track! Or you can grab all 24 tracks for 9.99! The tracks were originally licensed in a few video games from 2002-2004 with an epic world-wide release by Intel in 2005 with the worlds first Dual-Core processors (multi-core). They remained in the vaults until 2007 for a limited edition release and went back into the archives. Today you can grab this classic JL original concept soundtrack release originally priced at 30.00 and make it apart of your collection! 9.99 for 24 tracks!
Grab both releases today at http://music.justinlassen.com/, listen to all the tracks, buy individually or buy the full albums! Thank you so much for all your support over the years! I’m so proud of these two collections of music. Recorded in Europe & USA.
“That Justin Lassen is highly successful with his musical projects is no surprise to those who know him. He has long found ways to succeed in whatever interested him. As a youngster, he dove into scientific research, won gymnastics competitions, learned multiple computer-programming languages, and learned to create quality home videos, all before he was in his mid teens. But around age 16, he dedicated himself to music. He had been playing for years, of course, but from then on, he was a musician first. He put in the endless hours of hard work, and he persisted. The result has been a fascinating career and a range of musical accomplishments. He creates his musical magic beautifully, distinctively, intelligently, and passionately, and he believes in his artistic vision.” – PreSonus (2011) [READ FEATURE]
“The consummate creator, Lassen is credited with a number of full-length recordings under various guises since he began his career at the age of 15. As Omnicron, a brooding electronica project with cinematic undertones, Lassen released 11 albums through a fledgling MP3.com, quickly gaining notoriety as a musical prodigy with a penchant for classical composition. Next to break through was the industrial rock outfit Digital Dirt Heads, which featured Lassen in a multi-instrumentalist, Trent Reznor-like role, writing and producing hard edged material with the occasional collaborative element. But it was 2003 that saw Lassen’s star rise to new heights. And Now We See But Through A Glass Darkly, his dark, symphonic chamber suite, cemented his status as one of the premier players in a budding video game scoring industry thirsty for crossover talent. With over 100 million downloads to date, it also set the tone for what would become a fiercely independent career, unfettered by major label methodology.” – Akai Professional (2011) [READ FEATURE]
Saturday, November 5, 2011
You didn’t think we were done with Herbert music, DID you!? The 12-track Original Soundtrack (which you can get FREE by liking our Facebook page!) was released in August with the iOS game (.99cents), but we’ve been secretly working away on a special present for you… Bad ass, amazing Herbert REMIXES!! and… of course, FREE (again)! ;-> Yep, Herbert rocks like that. :)
Ladies and Gentleman!! We are proud to present to you the Justin Lassen Presents Herbert Original Soundtrack Remixes Album 2011! Now that's a long title! And… JUST as much work went into it from amazingly talented musicians. It was a carefully crafted global effort from amazing bands, artists and composers all over the world! Everything from dub step to metal to industrial to pop to orchestral, drum n bass, IDM, Glitch-tech, this remix album covers the whole spectrum in a way that only a project named "Herbert" could do. :) From San Francisco to Finland to Boston to Italy and several places in between! We’re so proud of these amazing artists for helping little Herbert out! They compliment the Herbert OST perfectly well, bringing the concepts even further 'out there'….
“I gave no rules, expectations, no guidelines, I let the artists do exactly what they wanted to do with each track! All of them sound so cool and collectively they are a fun mix of audible art for our brave little game! Thank you LXT, Jimmy Hinson, Iconcrash, Myc Wyse, Testube, Rich Curtis, DLP, LabRat for being apart of this release! Now everyone, download and enjoy! Curious what the original versions sounded like? That's still free too! Herbert has been a special project, and I couldn't be more proud of this group of artists for giving me their time, patience and hard work! Make both albums apart of your collection today! Free! :)” – Justin Lassen
That’s not all, my friends. Some recent updates that you should know about is that recently the code was revamped to run even better with a huge performance boost and game balancing in version 1.2! We were featured in a bunch of respected euro game press, even got a soundtrack review of the OST! On top of that, in Switzerland we got our own storefront window decoration! The stickers keep showing up all over the place too! So proud of all the wonderful people who downloaded the game and the soundtrack and supported our humble effort! Thank you everyone! There’s always more news on our Facebook page!
Now, Go check out the REMIX ALBUM!!! Thanks and Enjoy!