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4 stars "COLMA", 1998, one of Buckethead's first releases (as far as his PA's discography shows), is focused and dedicated to his convalescent mother. Its musical intentions, although somewhat private, turned out to be quiet appealing and universal.

As I once mentioned about Buckethead, he usually is far more deep, as heartfelt performance-wise, in his slow paced compositions. He just lets his passion be the guiding light and the rest just falls easy.

With the basic (acoustic/electric) guitar , bass and drums structure + the addition of DJ Disk's scratches on some tracks, Terry Untalan's cello and viola on others and (great) Bill Laswell's bass on track 6, the real deal relies on music composition, and from there Buckethead and Co. are quiet amazing performers.

COLMA's, slow-paced and mid-paced (tracks 5, 6 and 9) moods, run along the whole release, yet he is no easy prey for cheesy solutions or to honey fill his ballads. He finds his way to detour from these cliches and finds more daring, creative and unorthodox ways to pull it through. yet never losing sense or sensibility.

The kind of release that will fulfill your ears with delights if you choose its right time to listen to.

So do not wait that long, "Call Ma!"

****4 PA stars.

admireArt | 4/5 |


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