buckethead’s best work is when he feels free to be himself and not obliged to consider sounding like someone else, and on this CD he is totally at his best; perhaps having claypool around does not hurt either. i have listened carefully to most of his work and this i believe is head and shoulders above the rest. one has to determine what it is they seek from an artist and in buckethead’s case it is his raw fingernumbing bunkerbeat and great turnpike sound. i appreciate his ability to be very tasteful and even classical, but someone who calls himself buckethead has to consider his own invention above all else and that’s what he’s done on this his finest work, in my book, to date! This CD will not leave you twitching for full throttle because it’s all there.