Today we are hanging with guitar legend Joe Satriani, to celebrate his new album The Elephants Of Mars, which is is also out today.
The Elephants Of Mars is his 19th studio album and also the debut of his new label partnership with earMUSIC.
Satriani had an admirably productive workingman’s holiday with pandemic forced time away from the road that ultimately saw him and his touring band all recording remotely in separate areas of the world. They have delivered an album length journey, and a journey that doesn’t seem to dull. The album crackles with an exciting new energy that briskly travels through stylistic roads that can be viewed through new eyes. Satriani also challenged himself to create a “new standard” for instrumental guitar albums to be measured against, one which would work from “a new platform of his own design,” as he terms it. “I want to show people that an instrumental guitar album can contain far more creative and entertaining elements than I think people are using right now.”
We chat with Joe about the techniques used recording the album, the songwriting process and the plans to bring the album to the live stage
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2. The Elephants Of Mars
4. Blue Foot Groovy
5. Tension and Release
6. Sailing the Seas of Ganymede
7. Door of Perception
8. E 104th St NYC
10. Dance of the Spores
11. Night Scene
12. Through a Mother’s Day Darkly
13. 22 Memory Lane
Pre-orders for The Elephants Of Mars are available now and include a special limited digi-pack cd release featuring seven double sided cards of original artwork by Satriani representing each song from the album.
In addition, several colored vinyl options will be available as well to pre-order including orange, purple and pink (D2C).