Last month Randall Larsen wrote about my score for SUSHI: THE GLOBAL CATCH (2011) in his monthly Soundtrax column for Buysoundtrax.com. Randall is a very prominent name in the film music journalism world and is a writer I've respected for several years. I still haven't had a huge amount of specific attention paid to my scores, especially outside of the context of the film. This is strictly a review of the music, not the film. It's always a little scary to begin reading one of those but I have to say, so far I haven't had any bad experiences. Even Randall seemed to like it well enough so I'm very pleased.
Here's the review. You can also click here to read the review in context of the rest of his column.
Brian Satterwhite’s score for this documentary about the worldwide Sushi industry (Special Jury Award Winner at the 2011 Seattle International Film Festival) is available for download on iTunes and Amazon. The score is a nicely textured composition somewhat in the style of Thomas Newman, for want of a better term, in its use of percolating beats and rhythms, but it nicely evokes colorful wharfs, chopped aromatic fish and diverse languages spoken amidst the crowds of sellers and customers alike. Satterwhite gives the music a breezy appeal through his keyboards and light percussive elements; most of the music adopts this sensibility, lending a sonic color behind narration and interviews. The album allows the score to shine on its own, and it makes for a very pleasing listen.