Steve Vai – Inviolate (LP)

259 kr

NB! Vinyl release March 18th.
Over the course of a more than 40-year career, Steve Vai has
routinely transformed what would appear to be outrageously
impossible into something very, very possible… and still also pretty
outrageous. From his days as Frank Zappa’s “stunt guitar” player
to his more recent expansive and exploratory solo work, Vai has
continually challenged notions of traditional guitar playing and
composition – and on more than one occasion even reimagined
the very instrument itself. Which, he’ll admit, is not necessarily his
“I don’t sit around and say, ‘Okay, what can I do now that pushes
the boundaries?,” Vai explains about his approach to the guitar.
“What I do say to myself is, ‘Okay, Vai – what are you going to do
now that’s going to interest you, that’s going to fascinate you, and
that’s different than anything you’ve done before?” The answer
to that question comes in the form of Vai’s newest and 10th solo
album, Inviolate, a nine-song opus that does indeed push the
boundaries of instrumental guitar music. This time out, Vai quite
literally invented not just a new guitar, but also a new guitar-playing
technique. At the same time, Inviolate presents his most focused,
streamlined and perhaps invigorating music in years. “It’s very
‘Vai,’ whatever that means,” he says, and then laughs. “Someone
else might be better than me at explaining what that is. But it’s
just very honest music. This is nine pretty dense all-instrumental
compositions that I wanted to capture and record so I could get out
there and play them live for people.

Releasedatum: 2022-03-18

Distributör: Border

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