The Lasso – The Sound Of Lasso [Instrumental Album]
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03. Pier Of Dreams
08. Rippling Mirror
12. Across A Reflection
15. Quaddro (BONUS)
The Lasso – The Sound Of Lasso
John Coltrane once claimed that you could play a shoestring if you’re sincere, so imagine what a sincere, gifted, and unremittingly devoted artist can do with a drum machine, piano, and 13 musicians at his disposal. With The Sound of Lasso, the Michigan composer, The Lasso, has turned these intangible emotions into lush wordless symphonies.
It’s a sound that’s capable of channeling both the beauty of a frozen great lake and the warmth of a tropical savannah; it’s psychedelic and eerily comforting, chameleonic but unmistakably the vision of a laser-focused mind. A melodic cauldron of lo-fi instrumental hip-hop, face melting beat music, tribal funk, future jazz, and Boards of Canada-style IDM blasted into the frigid unknown. The sort of record that proves that genre isn’t real but the soul is an immutable concept.
The genesis traces back to the summer of 2018, when unexpected life circumstances caused The Lasso to decamp from Tucson back to Michigan, where he spent his formative years. The previous several orbits had been focused on beatmaking and producing for Lando Chill, but an offer of a record contract from Mello Music Group and the newfound solitude in his native land offered him the opportunity to explore his own voice as a composer and home recording virtuoso.