A playful, light gallop of Indian percussion allows Satriani to weave webs of overworldly guitar goodness. His tone is stinging, scorching...and ultimately soothing. Overall, it's like being whisked away to a distant land. You can almost picture the belly dancers!
Joe Satriani says:
“The phrase is about something you imagine that can protect you from outside negative vibrations. You can call it meditation or whatever, but basically you call it the ’golden room,’ and you can regroup mentally once you put yourself in that place.
"I’d been working on the piece of music for two years. I created a loop of six or seven Indian percussion instruments. Originally, I used the loop to practice to, but one day a real melody started to emerge. Funnily enough, it became almost Spanish sounding and not so Indian - again, something quite different.”