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"Owen Sartori - Selections from the Cube EP"

"[Selections From the Cube]" a smart and hooky pop/folk rock music production with soothing melodic delivery. Owen Sartori created just what the pop/folk rock fans are craving for in this limited edition EP by Burst Records. [He] gives his fans a well blended melodic journey of life events everyone can relate to, and gives his audience a feeling of laughing their troubles away with a smile of happiness. Congratulations Owen Sartori and Burst Records on a lyrical and melody masterpiece that delivers heart and soul !

CD Pulse Staff
- CD Pulse

"Owen Sartori - Songwriter"

Owen Sartori has been selected as a Suggested Artist in the December 2006 round of the Song of the Year song and lyric competition. Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only the top entries achieve Suggested Artist status. - Song of the Year

"Owen Sartori - "The Cube""

Owen Sartori's "The Cube" has been picked as one of the Top Five Songs in Songwriter Universe's "Song of the Month" Contest for March of 2007. - Songwriter Universe

"Owen Sartori - Selections from the Cube EP"

EP REVIEW: Owen Sartori - "Selections From The Cube"
By Gian Fiero - 03/24/07 - 09:18 PM EST

Genre: Alternative Rock
Sounds Like: ?
Technical Grade: 9
Production/Musicianship Grade: 9
Commercial Value: 9
Overall Talent Level: 9
Songwriting Skills: 9
Performance Skill: 9
Best Songs: Could You Be The One, The Cube, Separate
Weakness: ?
CD Review: Owen Sartori, a singer/songwriter/guitarist from, Minneapolis, MN, sent me his 5-song debut consisting of cleverly written and well-performed tunes that demonstrate a strong knack for melody and a penchant for tongue-in-cheek humor that is abundantly displayed on the projects' opening track, "The Cube," which painfully articulates the agony of working a nine-to-five when you have interests elsewhere.

Owen showcases a cerebral sense of humor and strong commercial appeal that can help to brand him as a performer to watch. He even gets funky on the project's most commercial track, "Could You Be The One," a song with break out radio potential that can kick start his career with it's melodic bass line, strong hook, and instantly accessible lyrics which are some of the best that I've heard all year. Here's a sampling:

<i>"I love you...like a warden loves a prisoner, and I never understood which side of the bars I'm on...
You're number one, at making me feel two...and yours' is the only shoulder I can cry upon
You're the best at putting pressure on my chest and you confess you think this pain is good for you...
Your love is true, but not for anyone but you...for all the rest, it's just a mask and a costume..."</i>

Those are not the lyrics of your everyday songwriter. To prove that that he is the real deal he rounds out his set with the melancholic, but engaging, "Separate," a slow tune that can - and will - grow on you; especially if you've been in a relationship that you helplessly watch die.

If Owen can write songs this good from his cube, imagine how good they would be if he wrote them from a studio or while on tour...

Advice: Market and promote these highly commercial songs. Don't overlook licensing opportunities.

Official Website: www.owensartori.com
Link: http://musesmuse.com/columnistsgreylogs/archives/00001277.html
- The Muse's Muse

"Owen Sartori – Selections from the Cube EP"

Owen Sartori – Selections from the Cube EP

This came into my inbox earlier last week and blew my ears open. Pure vocals and creative pop-rock riffs make this one of the best albums I've heard in the last two months. Though just an EP with three actual tunes, Selections from the Cube is a brilliant effort by a complete "no-namer" on an indie label.


- CDReviews.com

"Artist Reviews - Another Beautiful Day in the CUBE"

“Heartfelt, self-reflective lyrics. Hair-raising chord changes and melodies... Sartori has made a timeless and original pop record that manages to capture the vibe of an era.” - Adam Levy, The Honeydogs

“A well-produced, well-crafted set of songs from a veteran of the trenches of the music recording business... Owen Sartori has earned his chance to be heard.” - Slim Dunlap, The Replacements

“Great recording, great mix, cool vocals and very intelligent, literate songwriting a la Elvis Costello, Tal Bachman, Aimee Mann, etc… Great job!” -- Kevin Bowe, Johnny Lang/Etta James

“Dude, I f*ckin' love your songs. It kinda reminds me of Jason Mraz, but with better songwriting and none of that wordy bullsh*t." - Kenny Aronoff, John Mellencamp/Melissa Ethridge
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Loud Love - The Green Ribbon (1992)
Push - Breathe (1993)
Push - Shamefaced (1995)
Push - Duhkha (1997)
A Band Called Delicious - Pre-D Release Party (2001)
A Band Called Delicious - Season to Taste (2002)
A Band Called Delicious - Intermission (2005)
Owen Sartori - Selections from the Cube EP (2006)
Owen Sartori - Another Beautiful Day in the Cube (Release Date August 1st, 2008)

Compilation CDs -
Emergency on Mother Earth (1995)
Rodell Records - Sounds from the Underground (1996)
Circuit City Sampler (1996)
Society for Acoustic Performers (2000)
On Milwaukee OMCD 2 - (2006)



Owen Sartori has been fronting CMJ charting rock outfits like Push and A Band Called Delicious for more than a decade, and enjoying the anonymity that goes with a band name. However, his work with ABCD garnered the attention of Milwaukee producer Daniel Holter, who convinced him to complete the new album under his label Burst Records... and under Owen’s own name.

His style isn’t exactly unfamiliar, just hard to nail down. Owen takes a kind of singer/songwriter craftsmanship and combines it with a self-deprecating lyrical wit that sometimes makes you wonder if he really wanted us to know so much about him.

Another Beautiful Day in the CUBE features help from some of the industry’s heaviest session players and producers, like Kenny Aronoff (Alanis Morrisette, John Mellencamp), John Ferraro (Rod Stewart, Barry Manilow), Dave Marotta (Phil Collins, Manhattan Transfer), Chris Mosher (Sixpense None the Richer, Bon Jovi) and Tom Tucker (Prince, Lucinda Williams). Owen hopes his music will connect with, among others, cubicle-jockeys and the legions of under-paid, over-educated pop music lovers of generations X, Y and whatever’s in between.