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5.0 out of 5 stars
A little more mellow than recent albums, but beautiful., 18 April 2004
The opening track starts with a cool, head-nodding groove below a shifted lead guitar tone reminisent of Cool#9 on the "Joe Satriani" album. Much of the rest of the album follows a similar style to that set by the opening track; a little more rock oriented than the previous 2 studio albums, although there's still loads of astonishing sonic guitar control.
There's plenty of incredible playing, as you'd expect from Mr Satriani, plus two surprisingly good vocal tracks, but Satriani always manages to keep the music in front of the musicianship, several listens in and I'm still finding the trademark fluid runs in abundance. There's a good helping of Hendrix influence here, too.
Particular highlights are "Gnaah", "Is There Love In Space?" and "Bamboo".