On October 5, the guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani released his latest album, entitled Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards. After his previous album, which many saw as a disappointment, Satch seemed to veer his approach slightly. Though nothing drastic, this release does present Joe Satch with a renewed feel.
I have been meaning to be more active on the blog, but that is seemingly impossible with exams. In fact, it is hard to find time to do anything aside from studying. I do have many reviews coming up, but I have no intention of compromising their quality under these constraining circumstances. So for now, keep yourself preoccupied with the music I have been studying to.
When studying, listen to more subtle music rather than the flashy, “in-your-face” types. However, I would advise against simple music, for it often gets caught in an infinite torturous loop in your mind (as I had found with Meat Loaf’s Hang Cool Teddy Bear). Depth and delicacy are key characteristics. A good starting place is with the following: