Case Studies is the musical project of Jesse Lortz, a prolific Seattle based artist. This Is Another Life is Lortz's second full-length solo release on Sacred Bones. It is the follow-up album to 2011's highly acclaimed The World is Just a Shape to Fill the Night. This is Another Life features guest vocals by Marissa Nadler on "Villain" and has the same producer and engineer, Greg Ashley of the band Gris Gris, as the last album. Ashley also plays percussion, organ and adds additional vocals & guitar. Lortz is also helped out by Jon Parker (guitar / piano), Oscar Michel (bass), Joe Haener (percussion), Carey Lamprecht (violin) and Shawn Alpay (cello).