Supreme Beings Of Leisure bring together influences as disparate as Massive Attack, Bjork, Pink Floyd, Ravi Shankar, Mozart, ABC, Sly and the Family Stone, A Tribe Called Quest, etc. "If you saw our record collections you would understand," says Shahani. The band let its imagination run free when it came to making the album, creating a sound, a vibe that is funky, sexy and occasionally, well, delirious. "Our sound is definitely under the pop umbrella, but it fuses a lot of things," says Sakurai. "We really hate to pin it down." But Torres is more direct: "Basically, anybody who has an orgasm likes our music."
This attitude that is perfectly exemplified on "Never The Same" and "Last Girl On Earth, " both sultry self-examinations of determination and need. Other highlights on the album include "Golddigger" and "Strangelove Addiction," tracks that capture the band's whimsy, while "What's The Deal," and "Always The Sun" reflect their street sense. Whatever you may feel from these recordings, the origins of their music rest in its universal appeal. Their full-length self-titled musical effort was released by Palm Pictures February 2000.