Artist: Chris Orrick & The Lasso
Album: I Read That I Was Dead
Release Date: November 15, 2019
01. Children Of Dirt
02. No Place Is Safe
05. Specimens (feat. Quelle Chris)
07. Singapore, MI
08. Gin Soaked Boy
09. Dizzy Spells
10. Look Alive
11. I Read That I Was Dead
All Songs Written by Chris Orrick
All Music Produced & Performed by The Lasso
Cryptozoologist Chris Orrick died last March. The Detroit vocalist with the same name woke up and read the news of his namesake’s death. This sparked a journey into a subculture of folklore and undiscovered cryptid species. That seed grew over the months into a dark, industrial, and abstract record: I Read That I Was Dead.
Chris Orrick dives into a more balanced extrospection of the world beyond his head. Recorded on a Russian mic and with the occasional Polymoon filter, the vocals add a chaotic quality to this record. Monsters as metaphors lurk throughout the heavy abstract Hip-hop album, helmed by fellow Michigan producer, The Lasso. He delivers a tight, enigmatic production that wanders between a dark night on a moonlit moor and a drug-trip into an industrial wonderland.
A truly inspired collaboration, the two artists found themselves creating and recording tracks at Lasso’s lair, crafting a completely original soundscape built of synths, bass guitars, and drum kits. Guest feature Quelle Chris joins Chris Orrick & The Lasso on Specimens with the perfect psychoactive verse. To perfect the sound, the pair traveled to Athens to mix the record with legendary sound engineer Drew Vandenberg (Of Montreal, Toro y Moi, L’Orange).
The album explores society and self from the vantage point of a man who chooses to live in exile like an artist escaping a successful coup, unsure of the future and his place in it. The record will be released November 15th on Mello Music Group.
Recorded at Chateau Lasso in Detroit, MI
Mixed by Drew Vandenberg at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA
Mastered by Ben Lau in Kalamazoo, MI
Art by Victor Hugo
Graphic Design by Austin Hart
Executive Produced by Michael Tolle
Mello Music Group Copyright 2019