This album is beyond beautiful, an absolute masterpiece. Buckethead is able to convey emotion thorough his guitar better than most can with words. I can’t say enough good things about it. The best music really makes you *feel* and listening to this is like a touch of heaven reaching into your soul. Sonic perfection, aural bliss. Works like this revive my faith in modern music.
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I didn’t think it could get any better for Buckethead than “Colma,” but it has indeed with this latest release, “Electric Tears.”The mellifluous music produced by Buckethead is astonishing, especially “Sketches of Spain (For Miles).” The entire disc consists of one man and the sonorous beauty generated by his guitar. Brilliant.
I never thought that there could be a more soulful, relaxing guitar record than Buckethead’s Colma… until I heard Electric Tears. While better known for his shredding ability, Buckethead shows us here that he is more than capable of adding some emotion to his solos. The only instrument on this album is Buckethead’s guitar, so it really gives him the freedom to show the sensitive side from Colma even more, and he doesn’t disappoint. This album is a must-have, no matter what genre of music you like.
Aaah, Buckethead. The man, the bucket, the mask, the myth. I was first introduced to Buckethead with the classic album “Monsters and Robots”, which showcases his infamous and bizarrely schizophrenic style of instrumental guitar wizardry. “Electric Tears”, however, shows a meditative, melodic and serene side of the man that was not only unexpected, but extremely enjoyable.
Like floating through a delerious state of near-sleep, this album will send your mind on a surreal inner journey. No percussion, no other instruments of any sort; just layer upon layer of acoustic and electric guitar that will overwhelm you in a wash of melody and texture. Neo-futuristic new age music unlike anything else I’ve heard. Recommended.
One thing that surprises me about buckethead is his versatility, you can listen to his albums and never get the exact same idea, or sound. The Sketches of Spain song, is an arrangement of “Concierto de Aranjuez” a classical piece, so he didnt compose it.
The entire album is incredible, you can sit and listen to it over and over and you wont get bored. It seems that he recorded all the guitars by himself, there are pieces with 2 or 3 guitars, sometimes 4, but mainly 2 guitars, one with the rythm and one with the leads, there are no other instruments, but there are a lot of effects (very well used).
Buckethead is very “conceptual” when he composes, unlike most of the musicians out there, and thats not good or bad, is just something he does. You just read the tittle and you will know what is about. I would dare to say that this is his best work so far, he really comunicates what he wants with his sound, very powerfull cd.
I really like “Colma”, and “Electric Tears”, but personally dont like his other albums, like cuckoo cloks from hell, and monsters and robots, etc.