Joe Satriani is back with his 14th studio album, Unstoppable Momentum. The new collection is typically (and consciously) strong on melody while also indulging Satch’s boundary pushing tendencies. He described the record and the gear used to make it in a new Premier Guitar interview, noting a particular pre-session ritual:
Before recording a new album, I sometimes go out and spend way too much money on pedals. It gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling—I’ve got every possible pedal for any direction, just in case the producer suggests something that I hadn’t thought of. I’ll bring 200 pedals to the sessions and only use four.
Read all of Adam Perlmutter’s excellent piece at PG.