Satori, a Japanese Buddhist term for knowledge, awakening and understanding, is derived from the Japanese verb satoru. The main motive of Zen Buddhism is the knowledge of the universal nature of existence. It can only be understood through personal experience.
Aha, so that's one way. We are approaching this realization more on the musical track, because it was a few days ago Satori vs. Dr. Echo: "Dub Defender sessions“(Anicca Records) out. Satori is the alter ego of Steven Jess Borth II and Dr. Echo by Justin De Hart. The two Californians from Sacramento, Borth and De Hart, have known each other for a number of years and have worked together for a long time. Satori currently lives in Denmark and as a saxophonist belongs to the direct environment of the Guiding Star Orchestra or works on some projects with the jazz duo Bremer & McCoy, while the sound engineer Dr. Echo has now set up shop in New Zealand. Despite the spatial distance, the two protagonists finally succeeded in sharing the fruits of their collaboration between 2007 and 2009 in the form of “Dub Defender Sessions ”. The collection contains recordings that have never seen the light of day. About half of the tracks have vocals and - despite the sweetish voice reminiscent of Ali Campbell (UB40) - spread a somewhat dark mood. Nevertheless, the interacts dubgood music excellent with the lyrics. The rest of the album are very nice, chill-dubbig instrumentals. We don't actually get anything spectacular here, but the high quality of the album lies in the Dubs that Dr. Echo and Satori produced together. Dr. Echo uses its decades of mixing experience and draws on the possibilities of technology. In doing so, he overloads them Dubs not with a flood of effects, but creates in his Dubs space for quiet and ambient sounds. "Dub to Nowhere ”is, in my opinion, an excellent example of this. Another highlight and at the same time the final point of the album is with its Rasta drumming and its relaxed atmosphere "Dub Decision ".
Conclusion: If you give the album time, it inspires with its soulfully played roots reggae, buttery soft keyboard and saxophone passages and its partly rooted in the ambient Dubs. A very beautiful, unobtrusive work that unfairly gathered dust on some shelves for many years.