Guitaronica

Guitaronica

Electronic rhythms provide the background

for Satriani's trademark screaming guitar

histrionics. "Devil's Slide" (

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excerpt) feels like an amphetamine-

inspired video-game soundtrack. "Borg Sex"

(RealAudio

excerpt) conjures images of "Star

Trek" characters getting down. The machined

beats are unsettling for casual listening,

but pop this in the car stereo and hit the

highway — or on the turntable at an

all-night rave.