Engines of Creation (album)

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Engines of Creation
Studio album by Joe Satriani
Released March 14, 2000 (2000-03-14)[1]
Recorded 1999[2] at Chateau FAF in Los Angeles; Avatar Studios in New York City
Genre Instrumental rock, electronica, techno
Length 53:27[3]
Label Epic
Producer Joe Satriani, Eric Caudieux, Kevin Shirley
Joe Satriani chronology
Crystal Planet
Engines of Creation
Additional Creations
Singles from Engines of Creation
  1. "Until We Say Goodbye"
    Released: 2000 (2000)[4]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[5]

Engines of Creation is the eighth studio album by guitarist Joe Satriani, released on March 14, 2000 through Epic Records. The album reached No. 90 on the U.S. Billboard 200[6] and remained on that chart for three weeks,[7] as well as reaching the top 100 in three other countries.[8] "Until We Say Goodbye" was released as a single and received a nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 2001 Grammy Awards;[9] this being Satriani's tenth such nomination.

Release and tour[edit]

Mixing for Engines of Creation took place in June–July 1999[2] and the title was revealed on December 13.[10] A limited edition EP, Additional Creations, was released free of charge alongside the album in some stores.[1][11] Worldwide touring began in the U.S in April–May 2000, followed by Europe in June–July, Central and South America in August, and concluding in the U.S. in December.[12]

Style and composition[edit]

In a unique and notable departure from Satriani's usual style, Engines of Creation mainly features experimentation with electronic and techno music[5][13] rather than the straightforward instrumental rock heard on his previous albums; Satriani has described the album as "completely techno."[14] With the exception of "Until We Say Goodbye", all tracks were made using guitars recorded and mixed non-traditionally on computer platforms, as well as being digitally manipulated using synthesizers and computer software.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Joe Satriani.

No. Title Length
1. "Devil's Slide"   5:10
2. "Flavor Crystal 7"   4:26
3. "Borg Sex"   5:27
4. "Until We Say Goodbye"   4:31
5. "Attack"   4:22
6. "Champagne?"   6:04
7. "Clouds Race Across the Sky"   6:14
8. "The Power Cosmic 2000-Part I"   2:09
9. "The Power Cosmic 2000-Part II"   4:23
10. "Slow and Easy"   4:44
11. "Engines of Creation"   5:57
Total length:


Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
2000 Billboard Top Internet Albums 12[6]
French albums chart 37[8]
Swiss albums chart 86[8]
Dutch albums chart 79[8]
Billboard 200 90[6]


Event Title Award Result
2001 Grammys "Until We Say Goodbye" Best Rock Instrumental Performance Nominated[9]


  1. ^ a b "Engines of Creation". satriani.com. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  2. ^ a b Satriani, Joe (1999-06-24). "News". satriani.com. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
  3. ^ Engines of Creation (CD edition "EPC 497665 2").
  4. ^ "Joe Satriani – Until We Say Goodbye". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  5. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Engines of Creation - Joe Satriani". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  6. ^ a b c "Engines of Creation - Joe Satriani | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  7. ^ "Joe Satriani - Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  8. ^ a b c d "Joe Satriani - Engines Of Creation (album)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  9. ^ a b "43rd Grammy Awards - 2001". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  10. ^ Satriani, Joe (1999-12-13). "News". satriani.com. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
  11. ^ "Additional Creations". satriani.com. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  12. ^ "engines of creation 2000". satriani.com. Retrieved 2014-03-24.
  13. ^ "Fire up your Engines: Joe Satriani, The Master of Creation". guitar.com. 2000. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  14. ^ AskMen Editors (2002). "Interview: Joe Satriani". AskMen. Retrieved 2014-03-18.

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