I get what you're saying but I don't think Steve has ever released a record of "just noodling" and I don't think he ever will. That's not who he is and his music has always been more complex than just instrumental shred. I think what he just wanted to focus on the guitar more on this new album.dc27 wrote:Personally I don't really care for a record of just noodling. I think Vai has nothing to prove technically, and I'd much prefer something more compositional like the final instalment of Real Illusions. Alien Love Secrets was a great record, but it has its place imo
Let's face it, he's done a lot of compostional records over the last couple of decades but hasn't done a record like ALS since 1995. It'd be happy to hear any new music but I'm really excited to get another record like Alien Love Secrets because to this day I think some of his best music and playing is on that record.