JOE SATRIANI The Elephants Of Mars (Limited Editon)
CD Digipak

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1. Sahara
2. The Elephants Of Mars
3. Faceless
4. Blue Foot Groovy
5. Tension And Release
6. Sailing The Seas Of Ganymede
7. Doors of Perception
8. E 104th St NYC
9. Pumpin'
10. Dance Of The Spores
11. Night Scene
12. Through A Mother's Day Darkly

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13. 22 Memory Lane
14. Desolation


special limited digipack CD release featuring seven double sided cards of original artwork by Satriani representing each song from the album

Joe Satriani had an admirably productive workingmans holiday, forced time away from the road that ultimately produced his 19th studio album, The Elephants of Mars, as the final result.

The guitarist challenged himself to create a "new standard" for Read more [...] 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 the instrumental guitar album can contain far more complexity of creative elements than I think people are using right now."

Satriani and his touring band, all recording remotely in separate areas of the world during lockdown, answered that challenge in spades. The Elephants of Mars crackles with an exciting new energy, briskly traveling through stylistic roads that feel freshly updated, viewed through new eyes.

From the gripping, sci-fi madness of "Through A Mothers Day Darkly," to the isolation felt in a decaying urban landscape, as depicted in "Sahara", to the general endorphin levels that peak as the elephants finally roar in the title track, The Elephants of Mars offers up an album length journey that never dulls.

Its one that, thanks to the pandemic and no constraints, truly represents the album that Satriani himself hoped he could deliver with his band. "We did everything. We tried the craziest ideas. And we entertained every notion we had about turning something backwards, upside down, seeing what could happen."


Added on 2022-01-20


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