Electric Basement reviewer Brian Coles says a mouthful concerning Dream Theater keyboardist Derek Sherinian's solo CD "Inertia", "His latest effort is a no holds barred, obtuse and orgasmicly abstract keyboard and guitar shredfest. Sherinian duels it out will both Zakk Wylde and Steve Lukather, two axe slingers who provide a diverse palette for Sherinian to play around in. Naturally, Lukather is more "clean" and Morse-like in his playing, so those cuts are more on the fusion side. Here Sherinian practices atmospherics and of course, does so flawlessly. The man has enough wisdom to hold back when the occasion calls for it. On the flipside, the squealing evil of Wylde's guitar allows Sherinan to develop the musical score to a bitter sweet, often intensely gorgeous carpeltunnel syndrome. It doesn't take a lot to imagine his soaring, fluttering fingers dotting the keys with machine gun precision. Thankfully though, the man knows melody. This ain't Bach, but Beethoven. Everything is there for a reason and gets back right on time. Great stuff."
|05:04||La Pera Loca||Instrumental|
|06:44||Goodbye Porkpie Hat||Instrumental|
|05:07||What A Shame||Instrumental|
|06:20||Rhapsody In Black||Instrumental|
|Steve Lukather||Guitar, Electric Sitar|
|Zakk Wylde||Guitar, Acoustic Guitar|
|Derek Sherinian||All Keyboards, Production, Additional Engineering|
|Jerry Goodman||Electric Violin|
|Simon Phillips||Drums, Production, Engineering, Mixing|
|Albert Law||Addtional Engineering, Assistance to Derek Sherinian|
|Mitchel Forman||Addtional Engineering|
|Phil Soussan||Addtional Engineering|
|Tom Fletcher||Addtional Engineering|
|Chuck Wright||Graphic Illustration, Design|
|Lindsay Vannoy||Keyboard Technician|
|Recorded at Leopard Room & Coy Studios, Hollywood Hills, CA.
Yamaha Grand Piano recorded at Showerhead Studios.
Mastered at DNA Mastering.