San Francisco, USA



Behind the Music

Normally, when composing songs, I just let myself wander musically and develop tunes organically. With The Outlaw Ocean Music Project, I wanted every sound to be as intentional and focused as Ian’s reporting. Once I was able to organize my thoughts and emotions, everything came together quite naturally to create a body of work that I hope will make listeners understand being comfortable in their own isolation, just like many of the people on The Outlaw Ocean must.

About .anxious.

.Anxious., the moniker of bedroom producer Jason La Mar, resides in San Francisco. .Anxious. has been making music since the early 2010s.

The Journalism behind the Music

All music in this project is based on The Outlaw Ocean, a New York Times Best-Selling book by Ian Urbina that chronicles lawlessness at sea around the world. This reporting touches on a diversity of abuses ranging from illegal and overfishing, arms trafficking at sea, human slavery, gun running, intentional dumping, murder of stowaways, thievery of ships and other topics.

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