Thursday, November 17, 2011

Justin Lassen feature articles at Akai Professional and PreSonus Audio Electronics!

justinlassen_presonus2011That 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]

justinlassen_akai2011The 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]