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Electric Tears

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All in the Waiting
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Sketches of Spain (For Miles)
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Padmasana
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Mustang
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The Way to Heaven
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Baptism of Solitude
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Kansas Storm
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Datura
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Mantaray
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Witches on the Heath
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Angel Monster
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Electric Tears
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Spell of the Gypsies
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 13   Total Length: 70:59

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incredibly different

goldirocks

This guy is a real gem of a find. Who would think that someone who wears a KFC bucket on his head and hides behind a mask, would make such beautiful and thoughtful music. I also bought "Colma", which I love even better (if that's possible...). You just can't judge a book by its cover.

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Sensitive

Muse8

Sensitive and introspective playing from Buckethead, perhaps better known for his shredding style. I actually much prefer this side of his work...worthy of repeated listenings. Works just as well as background or foreground music.

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Multi talented

EMUSIC-01EA94F1

I'm keeping this one out of my car. I'd fall asleep. Very mellow and pretty . Ya gotta love this guy!

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Pretty Cool!

SixxRoxx

I like it. I especially like this in the car for long drives. It makes a great highway driving sountrack.

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magic

fishmonster

this is some seriously chilled out Buckethead acoustic guitar. Even more chilled than Colma. Still, it's full of spine tingling spooky vibes, and it's just perfect, great Sunday morning slow wake up. If you only like the high speed shred of Buckethead you may not like this, but I'd put this in my desert island top 10.

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I LOVE THIS

sybouts

bucket head does it again. i guess the person who wrote the last comment just didn't like that he slows SOME of the the songs down a little. if you like bucket head songs that don't have words in them like in bucketheadland2 this is a great cd. read the top article but ignore the fact that padmasana is 12 minutes long because it is very good.

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very disappointing

thready

i downloaded this album because i loved the "bucketheadland" album. by comparison, this one is a HUGE disappointment. it's soft, whispy, and boring. the melodies do not go anywhere.

They Say All Music Guide

Superfreak guitarist Buckethead is known at least as much for his bizarre sartorial choices (his stage name comes from his penchant for wearing both a mask and a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket on his head whenever appearing in public) as for his guitar playing, although taken as a whole, his music is actually quite a bit stranger and more original than his image. The bucket remains pretty much the same at all times, whereas his playing is all over the freaking place. With Praxis he contributed white-hot shards of speed metal to what was essentially a funk and dub project; he stuck to heavy rock & roll with a short-lived version of Guns N’ Roses. But on his solo work, his approach is often much mellower and more approachable, at times approaching (though, thank heaven, never crossing over entirely into) the realms of the new age. Electric Tears is fairly typical in that regard. On this one he plays all the instruments himself, but the instruments are almost all guitar; each track consists of multi-tracked instruments, and most of them feature a minimum of harmonic movement, making for a pleasant, sometimes intriguing, but sometimes slightly tedious program. On the very pretty “All in the Waiting” he manages to draw quite a bit of musical interest out of an almost minimalist chordal structure, and his adaptation of Joaquín Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” (the melody used by Miles Davis for his “Sketches of Spain”) is also beautiful. “Padmasana” is attractive enough, but the phase shifter sounds a bit cheesy and the tune is way too long at almost 12 minutes — if you’re going to go on like that, it might be good to bring more than two chords to the table. “Kansas Storm,” on the other hand, is a very fine tone poem, complete with musical thunder and lightning. Recommended overall. – Rick Anderson

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