This might be one of Satriani's trippiest mood pieces yet. Over a rhythm that builds in intensity, he plays a heavily effected series of guitar lines and solos that sound like they're, uh, 'Not Of This Earth.' A mind-blowing array of far-out tones that will surely be emulated by guitarists around the world. Mike Keneally's fingers dance effortlessly on the piano at the end.
Joe Satriani says:
“It’s a very deep track. I started it 20 years ago. I remember as a kid looking through my bedroom window in Long Island and seeing the wind whip through the trees. One of my favorite memories - I used to go places in my head when I’d see the leaves blow all around. So it’s a wild, crazy track, but it’s really about this wistful, delicate memory.
"The strange thing is, I used Auto-Tune on my guitar as an effect. Everybody uses it on their vocals, but I decided to try it with a guitar and interact with it like I would a wah-wah pedal. I turned it up to its ugliest setting - total Auto-Tune domination - and it created an outrageous sound that actually was pretty cool.”