world famous guitarist, JOE SATRIANI recently announced the upcoming release of. 19th studio album, “The Elephants of March” ready to go out April 8, 2022.
Today he released his second single, “Without a face”through his new label, earMUSIC, the international rock label of entertainment group Edel.
Pre-orders are available now and include a special limited CD release as a digital pack featuring seven double-sided cards of original Satriani artwork depicting each song from the album.
Additionally, several colored vinyl options will also be available for pre-order, including an orange, pink (D2C only), and purple version.
The Elephants of March crackles with exciting new energy, traveling fast through stylistic routes that feel freshly updated, seen through new eyes. new single, “Without a face” shows a melodic and poignant side of the album.
Satriani describes Faceless as a composition that deals with loneliness. “It’s when the person you want to see for who you really are, doesn’t seem to recognize you.
He continues: “It’s also a commentary on a society where people really know each other less and less, are separated by their differences rather than being united for their shared hopes and dreams. The solo section represents his true self finally released.
The guitarist challenged himself to create a “new standard” for instrumental guitar albums, one that would operate from a “new platform of his own design”, as he calls it.
I want to show people that an instrumental guitar album can contain a lot more creative and entertaining elements than what I think people are using right now.
From the gripping sci-fi madness of “Through a Dark Mother’s Day” to the isolation felt in a decaying cityscape, as shown in the first single “Sahara,” to the general endorphin levels that culminate when the elephants finally roar in the title track, “The Elephants of March” will rush through your mind, leaving a sonic imprint that won’t fade.
In 2020 with all time constraints removed, “The Elephants of March” truly represents the album that Satriani himself hoped he could deliver with his band. “We have done everything. We tried the craziest ideas. And we entertained all the ideas we had about flipping something upside down, seeing what might happen.
With this new album Satriani joins the eclectic and exciting list of earMUSIC. General manager, Max Vaccaro remarked, “A few years ago we were fortunate enough to be Joe Satriani’s chosen label for the extremely lucky Chickenfoot project.
It was impossible not to notice and admire the monstrous dedication, work ethic and talent in the recording studio and on stage. We knew, however, that he had the same “home” for his solo music for decades and that for him, being signed to a record company meant loyalty and belonging.
It is with great joy and a sense of responsibility that now, a few years later, we welcome Joe to his first solo work with earMUSIC. We thank him for writing and recording very special music that will make many fans happy, and we like to think this will be the first of many great albums to come.
CD Jewelcase, Ltd. CD Digi sleeve (incl. 14 images created by the artist himself), 2LP Gatefold, Ltd. 2LP Gatefold Orange, Ltd. 2LP Gatefold Purple, Ltd. 2LP Gatefold Pink, Digital
For more than three decades, the guitar virtuoso has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds both as the headliner and founder of the all-star guitar extravaganza “G3.” Satriani’s studio and live recordings have sold over 10 million copies worldwide to date and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went goldwith 15 Grammy nominations between them.
His side project, chicken footfeaturing former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith saw their debut album certified gold and their second studio album debuting at #9.
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