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.