Remember to Breathe
?It's hard to describe Our Satori. They are three guys who could make a living playing to the beach and the tourist crowd. They are laid back and I can hear the influence of California's beautiful coast and the beaches of Hawaii in Asher's lyrics and in some of the traditional surf riffs that 'surf-ace' in their arrangements. However, they take their strong coastal influence and infuse it with rock, jazz, pop and world music elements. They have created a unique sound, very listenable sound. The production values on the CD are GREAT, but visually these fellows are riveting to watch and they are so different from one another. Very distinctive personalities on stage that mesh well. Mike Pinette is a drumming phenomenon. He maintains intense energy and momentum while managing to keep the band locked down. If he didn't, bassist Aaron Glass would probably fly off the stage. The bass as a lyric instrument? Yeh, when Aaron's playing it, it has melody and presence due to unusually singable bass lines. Aaron has a way of stepping forward to the edge of the stage, sharing his love of the experience with the audience. Lead guitarist, principal songwriter and vocalist, Asher has the face of an angel that has seen some stuff. His voice is beautiful and expressive. His lyrics are straightforward with some startling subtleties that are well set up and flow effortlessly. He has a decided point of view and he is going to get it across to you in every song. Negativity is nowhere. And the sooner you can rid yourself of it's influence the fuller your life will be. He sings with moving authority, a voice of experience, not world weary, but world wise. He's got that kind of message. If you like being down and depressed, steer clear, or better yet, come and be cheered.