Justin Lassen

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Justin Lassen
Birth name Justin L Lassen
Also known as DDH (Digital Dirt Heads), EMT (Empire of Modern Thought), Omnicron, Innerplaid
Born (1981-08-27) August 27, 1981 (age 34)
Denver, Colorado
Origin Denver, Colorado
Genres Electronic music, romantic music, dirtwave, hard rock, pop, classical, IDM
Occupation(s) Record producer, composer, musician, songwriter, remixer
Instruments Guitar, bass, drums, orchestral strings, vocals, synthesizer, electronics, laptop, softsynth, drum machine, computer, sampler, piano
Years active 1994–present
Labels Nihil Records
Associated acts David Bowie, Madonna, Nine Inch Nails, Linkin Park, Apocalyptica, Lenny Kravitz, Garbage, Second Coming, Evanescence, Robert Miles

Justin Lassen, born August 27, 1981, in Denver, Colorado,[1] is a composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and remixer who has worked in the film and video game industries, among others.[2]


One of Lassen's earliest forays into the (public) musical world was Omnicron—an electronica project. It started in November 1996 after Lassen got his first Yamaha keyboard.[3] He released 11 full-length albums through the old MP3.com over the course of Omnicron's existence.[4]

Digital Dirt Heads[edit]

Digital Dirt Heads, an industrial rock project, has been around since at least 1999.[5] Digital Dirt Heads is Justin Lassen, although there have been other band members who joined up (briefly) with Lassen back in 2001, when he was contemplating doing live shows with DDH.[6] Digital Dirt Heads' most recent claim to fame was the inclusion of "The Human Condition" on the Midnight Meat Train soundtrack, produced and remixed by Lassen, which was released July 22, 2008, through Lakeshore Records.[7]

Empire of Modern Thought[edit]

Justin Lassen has produced several remixes under the moniker "Empire of Modern Thought", including Madonna, Garbage, Blue Man Group, Fisher, Lenny Kravitz, Robert Miles, Nine Inch Nails, Linkin Park, Evanescence, Majandra, Avril Lavigne and many others.[8]

And Now We See But Through a Glass Darkly[edit]

In 2003, Lassen released his dark chamber symphonic suite "And Now We See But Through a Glass Darkly". Since 2003, this dark chamber symphonic suite has racked up over 5.5 million downloads.[9] Lassen has announced that there will be a physical CD release for this work, featuring premium packaging and remastered tracks.[4]


Lassen released Synaesthesia—musical tracks he composed that were inspired by the work of several CG artists—in 2006.[10] Since then, the project has gained such popularity that he has done four different synaesthesia releases in all.[4] Lassen released Synaesthesia as a physical CD release, completely remastered, in 2010.[11]

Midnight Meat Train soundtrack[edit]

In 2008, Lakeshore Records requested Lassen to do an "inspired by" soundtrack to Clive Barker's Midnight Meat Train.[12] It features 14 tracks produced and remixed by Lassen.

Underworld Awakening soundtrack & score[edit]

In 2011, Lakeshore Records asked Lassen to do music and remixes for both the soundtrack and score to Underworld: Awakening (2012).[13] Soundtrack features 17 tracks.


  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1121323/
  2. ^ "Justin Lassen 2008". Empireofmodernthought.com. Retrieved 2011-09-28. [unreliable source?]
  3. ^ "SoundClick artist: Omnicron – An Addictive style of music dynamically changing to an evolved state. A young prodigy digital compos". Soundclick.com. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  4. ^ a b c [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "sexnrocknroll.com". sexnrocknroll.com. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  6. ^ US. "Digital Dirt Heads | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2011-09-28. [unreliable source?]
  7. ^ "Midnight Meat Train [Soundtrack], Music CD – Barnes & Noble". Music.barnesandnoble.com. July 22, 2008. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  8. ^ US. "Empire of Modern Thought | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2011-09-28. [unreliable source?]
  9. ^ "Justin Lassen 2008". Empireofmodernthought.com. Retrieved 2011-09-28. [unreliable source?]
  10. ^ "The Cakewalk Blog " Blog Archive " Artist Spotlight: Justin Lassen". Blog.cakewalk.com. Retrieved 2011-09-28. [unreliable source?]
  11. ^ "Justin Lassen: In the Mind of the Darkly Inclined – Science Center in San Diego, Post-NAMM and Bunnies". Justinlassen.livejournal.com. January 31, 2009. Retrieved 2011-09-28. [unreliable source?]
  12. ^ "Justin Lassen: In the Mind of the Darkly Inclined – Clive Barker's Midnight Meat Train Soundtrack Album". Justinlassen.livejournal.com. March 24, 2008. Retrieved 2011-09-28. [unreliable source?]
  13. ^ "Lakeshore Records, Underworld Awakening Tracklisting". www.lakeshore-records.com. January 17, 2012. Retrieved 2011-09-28.