Interview: Joe Satriani - Into the Wormhole - Premier Guitar
Still not wild on the disc, but it's a pretty good read.
I'm really impressed with the new album after a few listens. Easily his best since Crystal Planet, IMO. If anything, the direction he takes on the back half of the new album is exactly where I've been wanting him to go for years.
One of the keys, I think, is not to listen to it as a "guitar album," where you're expecting sort of a guitar-clinic approach with a zillion exotic scales and fancy techniques per minute. Instead, listen to it as you would any other rock album. I think it works really well just as music.