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Chris Lastovicka, “Fortune Has Turned (Remixed)

Brand new Chris Lastovicka remix album entitled ‘Fortune Has Turned (Remixed)’

Watch new music video for “The End of Tyranny (Remixed)” here.

Watch the video for The 7th Chapter of Job (Remixed) here.

Fortune Has Turned (Remixed)” traces the journey from deep suffering to the fullness and freedom of the heart. It is a quest to find the Self. I asked Jeremy Allom to take the original, raw recordings for this album and bring out their vitality with his own powerful, creative stamp.

“When I was thinking about who I’d like to remix my album, I thought about my favorite album, Massive Attack’s “Blue Lines”. I wondered if I would be able to even get Jeremy Allom, who mixed that album. I did, and it has been an incredible experience working with him and getting to know him. When I looked for a mastering engineer, I wanted to get someone who would understand the sonic imperfections of the recordings and how I felt they mirrored the rough experience of seeking the Self. I chose iconic mastering engineer Emily Lazar because of her early background in creative writing, and her drive to tell the story of an album through her mastering work,” says Lastovicka.

Track List

  1. The 7th Chapter of Job
  2. Abraxas
  3. The Tender Ones
  4. Shanti
  5. The End of Tyranny

“There is no denying Lastovicka’s skill… There is a real sense of power and refined craft.” – Fanfare Magazine

“Lastovicka’s music is formidable stuff, dark and tempestuous — both terrifying and beautiful.” – Chronogram Magazine

“Lastovicka’s music both thrills and entrances.” – HOUSTON CHRONICLE’s Heavy ARTillery

About Lastovicka

Lastovicka’s music, known for its “power and refined craft” (Fanfare Magazine), returns with the creative impact of mix engineer luminary Jeremy Allom (Massive Attack, The La’s) and Grammy-nominated mastering engineer Emily Lazar of The Lodge, NYC assisted by Chris Allgood (David Bowie, Bjork , Sia).

An intense, hypnotic classical album, “Fortune Has Turned (Remixed)” includes violinist Eric Bates (Assistant Concertmaster, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra) and cellist Kenneth Woods (Conductor, English Symphony Orchestra) as well as exquisite musicians Robert Garcia (horn), Anne T. Horvath (violin), Katrin St. Clair (violin), Lara Theilmann-Messerly (violin), Missy Hydock (viola), Damon Gray (cello), Christina M. Coletta (cello), Heidi Mausbach (cello), Tom Guth (cello), Kristen Johns (horn), Laura Backley (voice), Diana Cataldi (voice), Kimberly Tobola (voice), Cynthia Katsarelis (conductor), and Chris Lastovicka (piano).

One of ten composers selected for New York City Opera’s Vox: Showcasing American Composers festival (2007). One of 4 finalists in the Opera Vista International Chamber Opera Competition (Houston, TX). Commissioned by Robin Becker Dance to write the music for “Into Sunlight”, a work about the Vietnam War that has been performed internationally.

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Roberto Osuna Agrees to Peace Bond

By Reid Urban

Astros right-hander Roberto Osuna finally gained some good news regarding his domestic assault case.

According to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle, Osuna appeared at a court hearing on Tuesday and agreed to a one-year peace bond. Because of that agreement, the assault charges from the alleged victim were withdrawn. However, under the terms of the peace bond, he will not be allowed to contact the alleged victim for one year and must avoid any further criminal charges. The reason behind the peace bond was that the alleged victim is currently in Mexico and decided not to return for court proceedings.

According to the Canadian Justice Department, a peace bond is used when “an individual (the defendant) appears likely to commit a criminal offence, but there are no reasonable grounds to believe that an offence has actually been committed.” If Osuna violates the peace bond, it can result up to four years of prison time.

So while Osuna escaped the possibly of facing assault charges stemming from this incident, it means that he’s going to have to be more careful to stay out of any more incidents that could be deemed criminal charges.