Given how the coronavirus pandemic has all but closed down the entertainment industry, Joe Satriani is just happy to get the record out into the world. “I’m so grateful that we were able to do it when we did it,” he notes. “We were all pretty innocent, we didn’t know what was coming. We were making it when this crisis was just beginning to get started. But everybody made the record, we all traveled, we finished it. This is beyond catastrophic for all the people who work in the business, from the parking-lot attendants to the ticket takers and everybody else. It’s going to take a lot of work, but we’re all in it together, and we’ll get through it. I love the sound of a complex, distorted guitar. It is really a celebration of sound and vibe more than anything else. There isn’t, like, a deep story or message tucked away in there. I can be very proud to say this is about the sound of the guitar and the feel of the music. A big smile should come over your face when you hear this beautiful sounding distortion.” -Joe Satriani