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BUCKETHEAD, born Brian Patrick CARROLL on May 13, 1969, is a highly eclectic guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, known for his eccentricities, such as literally wearing a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket on his head.

With over 150 studio albums, Buckethead has collaborated with dozens of other artists, including Les CLAYPOOL and film actor Viggo MORTENSEN. In addition, he has composed and performed music for a number of major motion pictures, including Saw II, Mortal Kombat, and Beverly Hills Ninja.

This expansive curriculum vitae has earned BUCKETHEAD a place on various lists of distinguished guitarists, including Guitar World's 25 All-Time Weirdest Guitarists.

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Electric TearsElectric Tears
Metastation 2002
Audio CD$11.96
$6.79 (used)
ColmaColma
CyberOctave 1998
Audio CD$8.49
$4.37 (used)
Electric SeaElectric Sea
Metastation 2012
Audio CD$11.97
$5.52 (used)
Population Override (Limited Purple Vinyl Edition)Population Override (Limited Purple Vinyl Edition)
Ion Records
Vinyl$30.99
The Cuckoo Clocks of HellThe Cuckoo Clocks of Hell
Disembodied Records 2004
Audio CD$71.00
$28.99 (used)
KaleidoscalpKaleidoscalp
TZADIK RECORDS 2005
Audio CD$11.73
$10.94 (used)
Population OverridePopulation Override
ION 2004
Audio CD$19.99
$77.79 (used)
Giant RobotGiant Robot
Import
CyberOctave 2000
Audio CD$97.00
$20.99 (used)
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13h 25m
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BuCkEtHeAd best regards USD $220.00 Buy It Now 3 days
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Buckethead Pike 10 The Silent Picture Book Sealed USD $3.25 [2 bids]
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Somewhere Over the Slaughterhouse, Buckethead, Very Good USD $35.97 Buy It Now 4 days
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Buckethead - Colma (1998) USD $3.82 [0 bids]
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Happy Holidays From Buckethead USD $1.13 [0 bids]
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Funnel Weaver by Buckethead (CD, Jun-2007, Ion Records) USD $1.13 [0 bids]
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Bucketheadland by Buckethead (CD, Mar-1993, 2 Discs, Avant (Japan)) USD $0.13 [0 bids]
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Day of the Robot by Buckethead (CD, Feb-1996, Subharmonic) USD $28.99 Buy It Now 6 days
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BUCKETHEAD discography


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BUCKETHEAD top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.17 | 11 ratings
Bucketheadland
1992
4.08 | 18 ratings
Giant Robot
1994
3.21 | 9 ratings
The Day of the Robot
1996
4.15 | 28 ratings
Colma
1998
4.29 | 17 ratings
Monsters and Robots
1999
3.92 | 7 ratings
Some Where Over The Slaughterhouse
2001
3.11 | 8 ratings
Funnel Weaver
2002
3.68 | 9 ratings
Bermuda Triangle
2002
4.05 | 19 ratings
Electric Tears
2002
2.00 | 1 ratings
Pandemoniumfromamerica (with Viggo Mortensen)
2003
3.83 | 10 ratings
Bucketheadland 2
2003
3.88 | 7 ratings
Island of Lost Minds
2004
4.44 | 18 ratings
Population Override
2004
3.75 | 4 ratings
The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell
2004
4.11 | 9 ratings
Enter the Chicken
2005
3.69 | 7 ratings
Kaleidoscalp
2005
3.00 | 6 ratings
Inbred Mountain
2005
3.50 | 6 ratings
The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock
2006
4.54 | 13 ratings
Crime Slunk Scene
2006
3.50 | 6 ratings
Pepper's Ghost
2007
3.89 | 8 ratings
Acoustic Shards
2007
2.04 | 8 ratings
Bucketheadland Blueprints
2007
3.67 | 6 ratings
Decoding the Tomb of Bansheebot
2007
3.00 | 6 ratings
Cyborg Slunks
2007
1.00 | 1 ratings
From The Coop
2008
3.14 | 7 ratings
Albino Slug
2008
3.00 | 3 ratings
Slaughterhouse On The Prairie
2009
4.22 | 13 ratings
A Real Diamond in the Rough
2009
1.00 | 1 ratings
Forensic Follies
2009
2.67 | 3 ratings
Needle In A Slunk Stack
2009
4.00 | 10 ratings
Shadows Between the Sky
2010
2.33 | 3 ratings
Spinal Clock
2010
3.43 | 7 ratings
Captain Eo's Voyage
2010
1.00 | 1 ratings
Left Hanging (with Travis Dickerson)
2010
2.90 | 11 ratings
Look Up There
2011
2.32 | 6 ratings
Underground Chamber
2011
3.88 | 6 ratings
3 Foot Clearance
2011
3.96 | 6 ratings
Empty Space
2011
3.54 | 9 ratings
It's Alive
2011
3.78 | 4 ratings
Balloon Cement
2012
3.04 | 5 ratings
March of the Slunks
2012
3.00 | 8 ratings
Racks
2012
3.00 | 5 ratings
The Silent Picture Book
2012
3.43 | 18 ratings
Electric Sea
2012
2.92 | 5 ratings
The Shores of Molokai
2012
1.17 | 4 ratings
Pearsons Square
2013
4.58 | 5 ratings
Slug Cartilage
2013
3.04 | 5 ratings
The Pit
2013
2.13 | 5 ratings
Thank you Ohlinger's
2013
2.13 | 5 ratings
Worms for the Garden
2013
1.96 | 4 ratings
Pancake Heater
2013
2.92 | 5 ratings
Twisterlend
2013
1.29 | 5 ratings
Rise of the Blue Lotus
2013
2.87 | 4 ratings
Hollowed Out
2013
3.04 | 5 ratings
It Smells Like Frogs
2013
2.50 | 4 ratings
Coat of Charms
2013
3.78 | 4 ratings
Pike 14
2013
3.79 | 5 ratings
Pumpkin
2013
2.87 | 4 ratings
Feathers
2013
2.87 | 4 ratings
Splatters
2013
2.87 | 4 ratings
Mannequin Cemetery
2013
3.83 | 5 ratings
Halls Of Dimension
2013
3.78 | 4 ratings
Spiral Trackway (Pike 21)
2013
3.04 | 4 ratings
Forgotten Library
2013
2.95 | 3 ratings
Pike 16 - The Boiling Pond
2013
3.05 | 3 ratings
Pike 23 - Telescape
2013
3.86 | 3 ratings
Pike 34 - Pikes
2013
2.05 | 2 ratings
Pike 40 - Coat Of Arms
2013
1.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 41 - Wishes
2013
2.87 | 4 ratings
Sphere Facade (Pike 22)
2013
2.91 | 4 ratings
Thaw (Pike 20)
2013
2.04 | 4 ratings
Pike 18
2013
2.96 | 4 ratings
Pike 15
2013
4.03 | 6 ratings
Pike 13
2013
2.09 | 4 ratings
The Spirit Winds
2013
4.60 | 6 ratings
Teeter Slaughter
2013
3.87 | 4 ratings
Night Gallery
2014
3.86 | 3 ratings
Pike 92 - The Splatterhorn
2014
3.91 | 3 ratings
Pike 94 - Magic Lantern
2014
2.88 | 5 ratings
Outpost
2014
1.18 | 3 ratings
Celery
2014
2.91 | 4 ratings
Snow Slug
2014
2.00 | 4 ratings
Leave The Light On
2014
4.78 | 4 ratings
Pike 75 - Twilight Constrictor
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 76
2014
2.91 | 3 ratings
Pike 77 - Bumbyride Dreamlands
2014
4.77 | 3 ratings
Pike 81 - Carnival Of Cartilage
2014
3.86 | 3 ratings
Pike 82 - Calamity Cabin
2014
2.91 | 3 ratings
Pike 83 - Dreamless Slumber
2014
2.95 | 3 ratings
Pike 84 - Whirlpool
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 85 - Walk In Loset
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 86 - Our Selves
2014
3.86 | 3 ratings
PIKE 87 - INTERSTELLAR SLUNK
2014
3.86 | 3 ratings
PIKE 88 - RED PEPPER RESTAURANT
2014
3.86 | 3 ratings
Pike 91
2014
3.86 | 2 ratings
Pike 98 - Pilot
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 99 - Polar Trench
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 100 - The Mighty Microscope
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 101 - In The Hollow Hills
2014
3.70 | 4 ratings
Outlined For Citacis
2014
3.00 | 3 ratings
Cycle
2014
2.91 | 3 ratings
City Of Ferris Wheels
2014
2.21 | 5 ratings
Claymation Courtyard
2014
2.86 | 3 ratings
Hide In The Pickling Jar
2014
3.75 | 5 ratings
The Miskatonic Scale
2014
2.00 | 4 ratings
Pike 73 - Final Blend Of The Labyrinth
2014
2.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 72 - Closed Attractions
2014
3.95 | 3 ratings
Pike 74 - Infinity Hill
2014
2.95 | 3 ratings
Propellar
2014
3.77 | 3 ratings
Assignment 033-03
2014
2.00 | 2 ratings
42
2014
2.96 | 5 ratings
Citacis
2014
3.05 | 5 ratings
Listen For The Whisper
2014
2.91 | 4 ratings
The Time Travelers Dream
2014
1.30 | 4 ratings
Pitch Dark
2014
3.17 | 4 ratings
The Frankensteins Monsters Blinds
2014
3.96 | 7 ratings
Passageways
2014
3.95 | 3 ratings
Pike 69
2014
3.00 | 3 ratings
The Mighty Microscope
2014
1.23 | 3 ratings
Pike 78
2014
1.74 | 8 ratings
Rainy Days
2014
2.14 | 3 ratings
The Coats of Claude
2014
3.87 | 4 ratings
Roller Coaster Track Repair
2014
3.88 | 5 ratings
Triple Stamp a Double Stamp
2014
2.67 | 3 ratings
Wishes
2014
3.51 | 9 ratings
Hold Me Forever In Memory of My Mom Nancy York Carroll
2014
2.91 | 3 ratings
Grand Gallery
2014
3.04 | 4 ratings
Coaster Coat
2014
3.82 | 3 ratings
Geppetos Trunk
2014
3.82 | 3 ratings
Abandoned Slaughterhouse
2014
3.78 | 4 ratings
Ydrapoej
2014
3.08 | 6 ratings
Monument Valley
2014
3.77 | 3 ratings
Cutout Animatronic
2014
2.00 | 2 ratings
The Boiling Pond
2014
4.58 | 5 ratings
Factory
2014
1.38 | 5 ratings
Footsteps
2014
2.95 | 3 ratings
43
2014
3.90 | 2 ratings
Yarn
2014
2.96 | 4 ratings
Backwards Chimney
2014
2.22 | 4 ratings
Northern Lights
2014
2.90 | 2 ratings
Aquarium
2014
2.90 | 2 ratings
Last Call for the E.P. Ripley
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Nautical Nightmares
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Blank Bot
2015
1.00 | 2 ratings
Scream Sundae
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Kareem's Footprint
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Carrotcature
2015
2.05 | 2 ratings
Popcorn Shells
2015
2.96 | 4 ratings
Invisable Forest
2015
2.05 | 2 ratings
Chickencoopscope
2015
3.16 | 6 ratings
Heaven is your Home (For my Father, Thomas Manley Carroll)
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Fog Gardens
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Carnival Cutouts
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Whisper Track
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
The Cellar Yawns
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Ancient Lens
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Herbie Climbs a Tree
2015
1.00 | 2 ratings
Upside Down Skyway
2015
4.23 | 3 ratings
Twisted Branches
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
Half Circle Bridge
2015
2.05 | 3 ratings
Land of Miniatures
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
Bats in the Lite Brite
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
Four Forms
2015
2.95 | 3 ratings
Blue Tide
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Ghoul
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
Orange Tree
2015
1.10 | 2 ratings
Region
2015
3.05 | 3 ratings
Shapeless
2015
4.00 | 2 ratings
Ognarader
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
The Windowsill
2015
1.46 | 5 ratings
Washed Away
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
A Ghost Took My Homework
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
Crest of the Hill
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
The Blob
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Last House on Slunk Street
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
Quilted
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Visitor From The Mirror
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
30 Days Til Halloween: Swollen Glasses
2015
3.82 | 3 ratings
29 Days Til Halloween: Blurmwood
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
28 Days Til Halloween: The Insides of the Outsides
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
27 Days Til Halloween: Cavern Guide
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
26 Days Til Halloween: Bogwitch
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
25 Days Til Halloween: Window Fragment
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
24 Days Til Halloween: Screaming Scalp
2015
2.00 | 2 ratings
23 Days Til Halloween: Wax
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
22 Days Til Halloween: I Got This Costume From The Sears Catalog
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
21 Days Til Halloween: Cement Decay
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
20 Days Til Halloween: Forgotten Experiment
2015
3.90 | 2 ratings
19 Days Til Halloween: Light in Window
2015
3.90 | 2 ratings
18 Days Til Halloween: Blue Squared
2015
1.00 | 2 ratings
17 Days Til Halloween: 1079
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
16 Days Til Halloween: Cellar
2015
2.00 | 2 ratings
15 Days Til Halloween: Grotesques
2015
3.00 | 2 ratings
14 Days Til Halloween: Voice From The Dead Forest
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
13 Days Til Halloween: Maple Syrup
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
12 Days Til Halloween: Face Sling Shot
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
11 Days Til Halloween: Reflection
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
10 Days Til Halloween: Residue
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
9 Days Til Halloween: Eye on Spiral
2015
3.90 | 2 ratings
8 Days Til Halloween: Flare Up
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
7 Days Til Halloween: Cavernous
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
6 Days Til Halloween: Underlair
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
5 Days Til Halloween: Scrapbook Front
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
4 Days Til Halloween: Silent Photo
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
3 Days Til Halloween: Crow Hedge
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
2 Days Til Halloween: Cold Frost
2015
3.86 | 3 ratings
Happy Halloween: Silver Shamrock
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
365 Days Til Halloween: Smash
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
The Wishing Brook
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Rooms of Illusions
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Sunken Parlor
2015
2.14 | 3 ratings
Screen Door
2015
2.95 | 3 ratings
Hornet
2015
1.00 | 2 ratings
Crumple
2015
1.00 | 2 ratings
Trace Candle
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Teflecter
2015
2.00 | 2 ratings
Wheels of Ferris
2015
3.38 | 4 ratings
Pike Doors
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
Old Toys
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Rain Drops on Christmas
2015
2.17 | 5 ratings
Sideway Streets
2015
3.83 | 5 ratings
Herbie Theatre
2015
2.95 | 3 ratings
Wall to Wall Cobwebs
2015
2.00 | 3 ratings
Squid Ink Lodge
2015
2.14 | 3 ratings
The Moltrail
2015
2.96 | 4 ratings
Forest of Bamboo
2015
2.00 | 3 ratings
Weird Glows Gleam
2015
2.78 | 4 ratings
Collect Itself
2015
1.42 | 5 ratings
The Left Panel
2015
2.91 | 3 ratings
Night Of The Snowmole
2015
2.00 | 3 ratings
Glow In The Dark
2015
2.00 | 3 ratings
Infinity Of The Spheres
2015
3.15 | 8 ratings
Project Little Man
2015
3.70 | 4 ratings
Marble Monsters
2015
2.78 | 4 ratings
Vacuum
2015
2.15 | 7 ratings
Along the River Bank
2015
2.00 | 5 ratings
Tourist
2015
1.95 | 3 ratings
Creaky Doors and Creaky Floors
2015
2.05 | 3 ratings
Elevator
2015
2.83 | 4 ratings
Louzenger
2015
2.17 | 5 ratings
Shaded Ray
2015
2.87 | 9 ratings
The Other Side of the Dark
2015
2.83 | 4 ratings
Scroll of Vegetable
2015
2.82 | 3 ratings
Firebolt
2015
2.09 | 3 ratings
Solar Sailcraft
2015
1.96 | 4 ratings
Hideous Phantasm
2015
2.82 | 3 ratings
Giant Claw
2015
1.91 | 3 ratings
Observation
2015
1.91 | 3 ratings
Hats and Glasses
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Tucked Into Dreams
2015
1.26 | 4 ratings
Forever Lake
2015
3.04 | 4 ratings
Down in the Bayou Part Two
2015
3.91 | 4 ratings
Down the Bayou Part One
2015
1.96 | 4 ratings
Chamber of Drawers
2015
3.60 | 6 ratings
Rotten Candy Cane
2015
2.04 | 5 ratings
Paint to the Tile
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Embroidery
2015
3.73 | 3 ratings
Digging Under the Basement
2015
2.82 | 3 ratings
Haunted Roller Coaster Chair
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 240 - Chart
2016
3.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 237 - The Five Blocks
2016
3.90 | 2 ratings
Pike 238 - Attic Garden
2016
2.05 | 2 ratings
Pike 239 - The Mermaid Stairwell
2016
3.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 241 - Sparks In The Dark
2016
3.09 | 3 ratings
Pike 242 - Hamdens Hollow
2016
4.00 | 3 ratings
Pike 243 - Santa's Toy Workshop
2016
1.14 | 3 ratings
Pike 235 - Oneiric Pool
2016
2.90 | 2 ratings
Pike 236 - Castle On Slunk Hill
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
Mirror Realms
2016
1.00 | 2 ratings
Cove Cloud
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
Out of the Attic
2016
1.00 | 2 ratings
Dragging the Fence
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
Buildor
2016
1.05 | 2 ratings
Florrmat
2016
2.00 | 4 ratings
Happy Birthday MJ 23
2016
2.14 | 3 ratings
Arcade Of The Deserted
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
The Creaking Stairs
2016
2.90 | 2 ratings
Cabs
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
Rooftop
2016
2.13 | 4 ratings
Drift
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
Lightboard
2016
2.05 | 2 ratings
22222222
2016
3.05 | 3 ratings
Coupon
2016
3.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 244 - Out Orbit
2017
1.18 | 3 ratings
Pike 245 - Space Viking
2017
2.05 | 2 ratings
Pike 246 - Nettle
2017
3.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 247 - Rivers In The Seas
2017
2.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 248 - Adrift In Sleepwakefulness
2017
2.05 | 2 ratings
Pike 249 - The Moss Lands
2017
2.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 250 - 250
2017
3.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 251 - Waterfall Cove
2017
2.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 252 - Bozo In The Labyrinth
2017
3.00 | 1 ratings
Pik3 253 - Coop Erstown
2017
2.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 254 - Woven Twigs
2017
3.95 | 3 ratings
Pike 255 - Abominable Snow Scalp
2017
3.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 256 - Meteor Firefly Net
2017
2.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 257 - Blank Slate
2017
1.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 258 - Echo
2017
4.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 259 - Undersea Dead City
2017
4.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 260 - Ferry To The Island Of Lost Minds
2017
4.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 261 - Portal To The Red Waterfall
2017
3.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 262 - Nib Y Nool
2017

BUCKETHEAD Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

BUCKETHEAD Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

0.00 | 0 ratings
Young Buckethead - Volume One
2006
0.00 | 0 ratings
Young Buckethead - Volume Two
2006
2.00 | 1 ratings
Secret Recipe
2006

BUCKETHEAD Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

BUCKETHEAD Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.00 | 2 ratings
KFC Skin Piles
2001
3.00 | 1 ratings
The Rising Sun
2011

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 Pike 262 - Nib Y Nool by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.00 | 1 ratings

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Pike 262 - Nib Y Nool
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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

— First review of this album —
3 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 262 - Nib Y Nool / 19th release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 10 tracks all titled 'Nib Y Nool' / Clocks in at 29minutes 18seconds / everything played by Buck-buck-buckethead. Like most PIKEs with identical track names, this one pretty much seamlessly flows as one giant track with only minor changes between them for the most part but surprises do occur

'Nib Y Nool 1' 4:02) ferociously attacks the listener with instant frenetic metal riffing that are jangled and highly caffeinated. Some little solos break through the din and then the fast riffing returns for a while. There are little breaks of jangly slowdowns and more licks and solos that jump in randomly. It sounds like the music is somewhat dissonant and has a sludge metal feel to it at times. Drums are quite well performed

'Nib Y Nool 2' (2:56) picks up without missing a beat and jumps into another series of heavy riffs that trade off with licks. Sounds much like 'Nool 1' but has some more thrashy parts dispersed throughout

'Nib Y Nool 3' (5:24) also picks up imperceptibly but becomes a little more progressive in its erratic time signatures until the solo erupts then it's more of a smooth flow. It continues to trade off in a series of heavy riffs, feisty licks and more extended solos. There are also moments of little licks that remind me of early Van Halen as well as industrial type metal riffs

'Nib Y Nool 4' (2:24) seamlessly transitions only creating more progressive sludgy riffs while the solo erupts fairly soon. It slows down into a strange sliding frenzy and then back to heavy distorted riffs and solos

'Nib Y Nool 5' (2:06) likewise picks up with heavy riffing but then becomes extremely erratic with angular rhythms and heavy staccato breaks before jumping back into scorching solos and slower jangly segments

'Nib Y Nool 6' (2:13) offers the most abrupt change between tracks as the previous solo changes into a bassier riff line but then jumps into the same proggy sludge metal attack again and then solos and then more riffs

'Nib Y Nool 7' (2:57) offers another interesting change. Tempo slows and jangly chords appear and disappear before bursting into a thrashy heavy riff much like Pantera cranked out in their heyday but then it all follows the general gist of the PIKE and alternates heavy riffs with solos and guitar licks all delivered as blistering speeds

'Nib Y Nool 8' (1:53) slows down a little and sounds like doom metal for a little ways but becomes more progressive and avant-garde with finger acrobatic riffs and squeals then back to just plain riffing. Then a nice feedback finish that begins a new melody only to change to'

'Nib Y Nool 9' (2:30) '. a heavier thrashy riff track like many other tracks of this PIKE. The usual riff, solo, jangle parts alternate in varied shuffled ways. 'Nib Y Nool 10' (2:53) pretty much picks up only with more of a bluesy shuffle for a little segment but then starts breaking down more syncopated and progressive time sig chops erupt and then the regular riffs, solos etc. After a while an unexpected acoustic guitar (?) or some strange stringed instrument that steps out of the Halloween series and becomes one of those bizarre dark ambient tracks out of the blue and that's the way it all ends

I have absolutely no idea what the title NIB Y NOOL means but it is a strong PIKE that is adventurous all the way through if not a little one-dimensional in terms of the tones and timbres at least until the very end. While the riffs, licks and compositions are fairly well done, there is a lot of repeating the same ideas and just shuffling them around. I would classify this one as an adventurous album with experimentation aplenty but there's something about this one that just isn't as much of a wild ride as other PIKEs that delve into this territory and i'm not sure exactly why some of these work for these more than others. Subtle variations are often the deciding factor. This one is well performed and a true proggy head banging experience but probably needed a little more variation to be in the top tier of the PIKE world

 Island of Lost Minds by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2004
3.88 | 7 ratings

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Island of Lost Minds
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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

4 stars ISLAND OF LOST MINDS is rather unique in the BUCKETHEAD discography. His 11th album (1st of 2004) was only sold at his shows while he was touring and was self-released in limited quantity and long out-of-print and almost impossible to find despite being re-released once in 2006 by TDRS Music. Before the chicken lover was a one man show he had lots of help and on this one Del Rey Brewer handles drums and Dan Monti produced, mixed and recorded in the studio. While BUCKETHEAD was always up for some experimentation in his works, this one takes it to another level and shows that he was utterly fearless in jumping into the avant-garde mosh pits of experimentation and creates some of the weirdest sounds he has ever come up with in his long egg laying career.

Right from the beginning of the title track it's clear that the dissonance and experimental picking techniques are the focus on much of ISLAND OF LOST MINDS. While the percussive beat remains rather rhythmic, the atonality of the guitar chords and sound effects conjures up visions of the most out there jazz artists of music history. Think Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman. On the tech metal side i can't help but think of Gorguts, Portal, Mitochondrion etc at least in some of the riffing. Also heard are strange pinch harmonics, lots of pick scraping, tremolo picking, vibrato and staccato proggy time signatures that sound totally demented. In fact if it weren't for the percussive beat, this one would sound like alien love war songs in another universe! Song structure is almost non-existence most of the time and free form metal might be the best description of this however there are moments of "normal" riffing that take place in between the dissonant guitar freakery. Some tracks like "Dream Darts" are just plain frightening!

Probably one of the weirdest album in BUCKETHEAD's early career. While the focus is on the dissonance and sound experimentation, ISLAND OF LOST MINDS is very playful and Del Rey Brewer tends to keep BH on a leash with an accessible rhythmic drive that keeps the guitar riffs from totally breaking down into unrecognizable gibberish. There are also times where classical riffs, bluesy shuffles, frenetic solo outbursts as well as nursery rhymes like "Mary Had A Little Lamb come from left field!" While many types of metal are involved it sounds mostly like the fit would be in the alternative, sludge and industrial camps but thrash and even boogie type riffing can emerge from nowhere as well but wrapped up with progressive and avant-garde touches. Anyone familiar with BH's Pike series will recognize many of the styles on display but perhaps not in such a concentrated manner. Whether the guitar is simulating a duck quacking or a conversation between demonic forces, it is always changing it up and taking the listener into totally new and unexpected terrain. This is one for the hardcores who love dissonant noise and avant-jazz freedom of expression. While not the absolute weirdest album ever created, this one certainly is one mother of experimentation and one that i quite like.

 Pike 261 - Portal To The Red Waterfall by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.00 | 1 ratings

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Pike 261 - Portal To The Red Waterfall
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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

— First review of this album —
4 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 261 - Portal To The Red Waterfall / 18th release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 4 tracks / Clocks in at 28minutes 59seconds / everything played by Buck-buck-buckethead

"Portal To The Red Waterfall" (17:16) is by far the longest track swelling 2/3 of the album. The title track begins with a heavily distorted metal attack only instead of smooth thrashy riffs it consists of choppy jittery freaked out time signatures but settles into a groovier more regular style of riffing but the irregularities jump in and out unpredictably. While the bass tends to stay at a tense mid tempo phase the guitar solos wail around but it all picks up again. This is one of those extremely progressive metal tracks that mixes up riffs and lets them play for awhile all the while throwing in some proggy chops that are designed to impress. After a four minute run of heaviness, the track slows down and creeps along with guitar fills and then picks up in an alternative metal stint for a while. Around seven minutes it changes it up into a circus like style of guitar and then a little post-metal sludgery with more progressive time sigs. The track goes through many metal styles but stays fairly progressive throughout its long length but depute its whopping seventeen minutes plus manages to keep the flow going and my interest in tact. I would call this mostly in the progressive sludge metal world reminding me of Intronaut at times but it definitely jumps around into other styles often. While melodies have hooks they slightly tweak around and derail into something else but somehow it all hangs together. Nice

"Spirits" (3:48) offers a little breathing time after the previous intense workout. This is one of those super mellow ballad types with clean guitar, slow bass, ambient background and mere cymbals providing percussion. The melody is pleasant and the echo effects on the guitar are pleasing. The tones are warm and cozy and the complete opposite of the title track.

"Roundtable" (2:39) jumps back into distorted metal and a speedy tempo with heavy riffs and a nice melodic development. It also has some jittery proggy meanderings but mostly sticks to the classic metal riffing.

"Crayon Factory" (4:56) is an even faster metal track with super speedy riff workouts and heavier distortion. Drums and bass are merely subordinate noise makers but all sounds good and who wouldn't want to see where Crayola products are born?!! Nice track that isn't super original but delivers an intense instrumental metal workout where every lick and riff are of good taste.

Another good PIKE! While i'm not quite as in awe of this one as the previous, the title track is excellent and the remaining tracks are good. The diversity of this one is nice but i'm happier when the entire PIKE goes down the rabbit hole and offers up the most avant- garde noisemaking possible!

 Pike 260 - Ferry To The Island Of Lost Minds by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.00 | 1 ratings

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Pike 260 - Ferry To The Island Of Lost Minds
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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

— First review of this album —
4 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 260 - Ferry To The Island Of Lost Minds / 17th release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 8 tracks all titled 'Lost Minds' / Clocks in at 27minutes 59seconds / everything played by Buck-buck-buckethead

'Lost Minds Part 1' (3:32) starts things off with a very mysterious tinkling of keyboards but then breaks into heavy frenzied metal riffs that have jittery time signature freak outs before alternating with short little solos. Quite progressive shredding going on in a thrashy metal attack that alternates with alternative metal slowdowns and stylistic riffs. Definitely sounds like someone has lost their mind with this one

'Lost Minds Part 2' (3:15) picks up carrying on the ambience ending of 'Part 1' but then drops in a different series of thrashy alternative metal riffs that alternate between bass notes and higher register strings. Tempos speed up and slow down and the chops are still in jittery progressive time sig territory making it a little unpredictable. Gets frenetic and slows down with cleaner guitars but for the most part is a heavily distorted romp through a monstrous metal kingdom

'Lost Minds Part 3' (3:07) after a very brief pause picks up the brutal riffs and erratic time sigs. This one also abruptly ends metal in the middle and has a contemplative clean guitar strum away in a slowed down dissonance that plays for a while before the technical metal workouts resume

'Lost Minds Part 4' (4:30) after a slow down on the last track, this one picks up with more heavy distorted jagged riffs in full metal mode. It also alternates between the heavy frenetic riffing and the subdued clean guitar but also adds some nice sliding action in the middle. The tempos are all over the place really with speedups and slow downs occurring at any moment. The only thing that remains a constant is the jagged proggy time sigs sputtering about

'Lost Minds Part 5' (2:32) follows suit and as the previous track slows down this one picks up with more heavy riffing only this one is more mid tempo and less distorted but the time sigs are still quite complex. Pretty much follows the same formula of tempo and dynamic changes and slows down so the next track can begin a new heavy riff

'Lost Minds Part 6' (5:15) is like the previous in that it begins with a heavier riff but not as much so as in the beginning of the album. The riffs are getting slower and stranger in how they stretch out with weird time sig patterns that alternate and make the PIKE sound ever more alien as it continues. It basically follows the trend of heavier and softer passages alternating but it is more erratic than ever and any predictions of what will happen when is futile. Excellent guitar workouts as this one continues to ratchet up the technical wizardry

'Lost Minds Part 7' (2:21) picks up from the chaotic swirls and jumps into a more steady heavy riff that slowly changes into less structured guitar workouts but ultimately jumps back into more straight forward guitar riffs before heading back into strangeness

'Lost Minds Part 8' (3:27) picks up from 7 by adding a somewhat regular if not drawn out grungy alternative metal riff. This one spends a lot of time simply strutting around with a heavy riff but adds strange progressive fills that squeal and squeak out from the deep abyss. The album ends with clean guitar in dissonance and lonely isolation as it ushers out the bizarre parade of music that just played

This PIKE is hot! Everything sounds great. The guitar playing is BH at his absolute best. The compositions are quite exquisitely arranged and show his progressive metal workouts in full regalia. Even the drums which can really suck at times sound perfect as they are just as dynamic in their range of style as the guitar and bass. This is another one of my favorite PIKEs of the year delivering a tech metal approach that is comparable to all the progressive heavyweights. The kind of PIKE i patiently await

4.5 rounded down

 Pike 259 - Undersea Dead City by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.00 | 2 ratings

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Pike 259 - Undersea Dead City
Buckethead Prog Related

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

4 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 259 - Undersea Dead City / 16th release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 6 tracks / Clocks in at 28minutes 23seconds / everything played by Buck-buck-buckethead

"Undersea Dead City" (4:09) sounds as ominous as the title with heavily distorted grungy down-tuned guitar and bass with deep growly riffs churning about like an angry ocean reclaiming land from intruding civilizations. Between the heavy riffing blurt out guitar squeals and little solos from time to time and half way through the riffs drop out to expose a deep burly bass while a solo jumps around like a freely released chicken in the wind. Decently done track

"Region Of The Unreal" (6:04) begins slow and melancholy with clean echoey guitar with bass and slight cymbal percussion but then abruptly breaks into the heavier down-tuned grungy alternative metal riff session that utilizes some off-kilter time sigs and lets little leads erupt in strange intermissions. Riffing is progressive as well with different riff styles changing it up. The different parts are recurring but unfolds in complex patterns with unique sections appearing such as the totally left field slow down towards the end that takes a guitar lick and backs it up by some sort of ska type background. Cool track

"Mangled" (4:15) begins with a funky strut but also quite distorted and the bass is so fuzzy it will surely blow up some subwoofers. The guitar begins as a lick but also becomes quite distorted when it's in the bass zone and frenetically fast when it ratchets up to the treble range. A cool solo that has strange intervals and time signatures in some sort of alternate tuplet mode adds a freakish dimension to the already tense compositional structure. Lovin' the deep bass parts as they feel unstable like they're ripping the atoms out of matter

"Odor Of Book" (5:05) begins frenetically with a jittery lick / riff assault also down-tuned and heavily distorted. The riff is a bit more catchy than previous tracks but quickly breaks down into different riffing styles focused on deep bass grunge with solos added in every so often. Nice pick scrapes and changing up the mid zone riffs. This one has a nice compositional style as it changes things up just enough to make it interesting

"Moonlit Decay" (5:21) starts a bit different than the rest. This begins with a steady bass and drumbeat and a sort of funky guitar riff that is clean and restrained but then it all slows down and changes into a softer subdued sound. As expected from the "Moonlit" in the title, this remains soft and sensual with clean guitar and no distortion whatsoever but it does have more of a mid tempo speed that keeps it from getting too dreamy. Tones and timbres aside, this one is much less adventurous than the rest and is one of those by-the-numbers type of tracks but decently done. Doesn't detract from the mood and when BH sticks to one of these tracks instead of a whole album it works much better

"Visitor From Tomb" (3:29) jumps back into the down-tuned alternative grunge attack with more jittery time sigs and heavy churning riffs. It goes down the same path as the majority of tracks on this one with the riffs alternating with licks and leads however there is a lot of time dedicated to reverb dynamics which is pretty cool.

This PIKE is pretty cool. Just "alternative" enough in all the right ways. Heavy, catchy and creative and decently accessible for those who don't like to get too wild. A nice balance of accessible and experimental and if you love raw and filthy dirty sounding down- tuned guitar and bass action, then this PIKE is for you

 Pandemoniumfromamerica (with Viggo Mortensen) by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2003
2.00 | 1 ratings

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Pandemoniumfromamerica (with Viggo Mortensen)
Buckethead Prog Related

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

— First review of this album —
2 stars Although BUCKETHEAD had been a guest player on the previous four albums of VIGGO MORTENSEN (yes, you read correctly, the actor who played Aragorn on The Lord Of The Rings movies), PANDEMONIUMFROMAMERICA was the first collaboration where BUCKETHEAD was included as an equal in the title credit. This is a very different album for BUCKETHEAD in that it is essential a collection of spoken-word (although spoken in varied manners) narrations that express dissent from the current political undertakings occurring in the USA at the time of the launching of the Iraq War which as widely known today was initiated and carried out under false pretenses and against international law. The album is dedicated to Noam Chomsky whose speeches are sampled at times and represents the period of the early 21st century state of affairs. The album also includes keyboardist Travis Dickerson, Viggo's son Henry Mortensen occasionally on bass and the whole bunch of Hobbits from the movies to boot with Elijah Wood, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan (Frodo, Pippin and Merry) adding various vocal contributions.

MORTENSEN contributes not only much of the spoken dialogue but also handles most organ and piano chores whereas Dickerson picks up percussion. BUCKETHEAD handles the expected guitar and bass duties and in addition to it all there are also occasional extra noises, samples and dark ambient effects. While spoken-work albums are often quite bland with little variation, the vocals experienced on this album are just plain strange with all kinds of different ways of reciting poetry taking place to the point where they become unintelligible at times with some like 'Gone' being quite sophisticated providing layers of different instrumental parts. It all gets very ethereal and detached feeling as different vocal tracks weave around each other and become rather psychedelic in nature reminding me of the most lysergic of Krautrock experiences. The music never becomes fast and upbeat. It always remains somewhat low key and heats up to simmer at best.

While a step above the bland almost droning speeches that orators like Chomsky are capable of delivering, the majority of the album is quite memorable for delivering the most bizarre music and vocalizations mustered up save the album from the throwaway bin but some make more of an impression than others. Personally i really like 'Gone,' 'They Ate Your Family' and 'I Want Mami' which are extremely atonal and experimental but have something extra that i can't put my finger on but still find more appealing than the rest. There is really not very much that could be considered 'normal' music at least not for very long. 'Red River Valley' is one of the exceptions that utilizes alt-country guitar riffs bordering on honky tonk with avant-garde noises buzzing around it although the slightly off country vocal style followed by a funk bass ending is the closest to anything traditional music that would be familiar.

Mostly this is totally free-form expression of seemingly random sounds colliding and melding together in utterly unpredictable ways yet some of the tracks are mesmerizing in their extreme avant-garde ways of playing out. This is a very weird album for sure and i'm totally into weird however i'm not partial to spoken-word albums much and this one has too much avant-mumbling around structureless instrumentation whirling about like random particles in the super collider in Switzerland. Weird good but this just doesn't have enough going for it to make it a good repeat visit. Worthy of checking out for sure but probably not one you'll rip to your hard drive and make a playlist out of. While proving to be an interesting experiment of sorts, PANDEMONIUMFORAMERICA ultimately fails to have enough oomph for interesting return visits.

 Bucketheadland 2 by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2003
3.83 | 10 ratings

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Bucketheadland 2
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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

4 stars Loosely a concept album that tells the tale of BUCKETHEAD's alternate universe with his very own "abusement" park where only grim tales of gore and woe lurk around every corner but of course they are offset by hyperactive metal outbursts and little acoustic ditties sung by a disgruntled former slaughterhouse employee (played by Albert) who laments the days when he didn't cut the mustard in his macabre packing house career so he decides to turn away from killing cows and kill humans instead! While the original BUCKETHEADLAND album was an introduction to the alternative universe in which BUCKETHEAD provided the musical touches during the grand opening stages, BUCKETHEADLAND 2 is designed to take the listener on a tour of the park after it's in full operation. While the listener must keep in mind this is all tongue-and-cheek experimental madness put to music, for the opened minded adventurous listener, this is indeed an exciting roller coaster ride through the fantastical world of some dude who loves chickens and wears a bucket on his head. Expect litanies of nonsense and you'll love it! Back in these days, BH wasn't a one man show. This album includes assistance from partners in crime Dan Monti, Brain, Dead as well as vocals heard by Bootsy Collins, Keystone Brewer, P-Sticks and Albert.

This album begins with my absolute favorite intro EVERRR! The recurring female character L'il Littles begins things with a little poem that goes like this : o

"Aboard an old pirate ship made of wet souls We plunder and pillage from north to south poles We only steal metal like guns, tanks, and toasters We melt them all down and we make roller coasters"

: P which is followed by an immediate outburst of filthy dirty metal guitars thrashing like there's no tomorrow but the avant-garde tendencies come quickly displaying a theme that is prevalent throughout the entirety of the near hour length BUCKETHEADLAND 2 experience, that is different genres of guitar music such as funk, blues and folk guitar often accompanied by electronic effects of some sort playing away while the cast of characters recite some sort of mantra about BUCKETHEAD, BUCKETHEADLAND or something totally wacky and crazed (often involving corpses!). These musical skits are surrounded by some serious progressive thrash metal workouts that focus on blistering riffs, heavy distortion on full adrenaline mode with the chicken lover's full arsenal of guitar techniques including unleashing the tuplet factory to the max. When the metal occurs it's some of the heaviest of BH's earlier days and the sizzling solos are off the chart in smokin' scorchin' magnitude.

This is indeed a very strange album that is unlike anything you've heard before even within the massive BUCKETHEAD discography as scorching metal sequences can change without notice to a folk guitar ditty from Albert where he does his best demented Arlo Guthrie obsessing over dead bodies, murders and other gruesome activities. While the heavier sections are well-grounded in melodic traditional meets alternative styles of thrash metal, the acoustic sections have a truly demented feel as the guitars are often out of tune and and supplemented with irregular, oft-kilter riffs that give a truly bizarre feel between the frenetic deliveries of the metal meets industrial aggressiveness. The result of these alternating sequences is that it's impossible to become bored with any particular section since these short segments never last more than a minute. In fact only a very few tracks on the album extend past the two minute mark at all.

BUCKETHEADLAND 2 is such a strange album that i initially wrote it off as irritating. It does require some time invested into sorting it out into digestible packets before it eventually coalesces into some sort of "musical wholeness." The lack of any particular continuity is the first roadblock for instant access as the music and skits stumble by like a schizophrenic wino meandering aimlessly down the sidewalk with seemingly little relating to anything else and to be fair, i'm not entire sure it all does! Nevertheless, after not listening to this one for a few years i was surprised how much more i liked it when i revisited it recently. Somehow this one had deposited its eggs in my brain and the maggots have recently hatched and reprogrammed my DNA to worship its existence! While this one will unlikely dethrone other chicken lover highlights in my musical world, i have come to the point where i recognize the genius that has been under appreciated in this one since i first heard it. Now that those eggs have hatched and led me to the promised coop, i am in sheer admiration of BUCKETHEADLAND 2 and can't get enough of it as of late. However despite my new found adoration for this wacky Zappaesque musical fantasia, some of the skits and moments of weirdness surely could have been trimmed down a bit and more musical segments could have likewise been extended. Still though i'm finding much more to like about this one than i ever thought possible. Wow.

 Pike 258 - Echo by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
1.00 | 1 ratings

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Pike 258 - Echo
Buckethead Prog Related

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

— First review of this album —
1 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 258 - Echo / 15th release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 3 tracks / Clocks in at 26minutes 48seconds / everything played by Buck-buck-buckethead

"Reaching" (8:10) mellow clean guitar placidly strolls in from the cold and slowly strums about before a burst of lightning zaps some energy into its ass and it picks up tempo with a bass and drumbeat joining in for the ride. Midtempo melodies parade forth while little outbursts of percussive energy punctuate their development. The melody is recurring as it unfolds and then refolds and then unfolds again. In fact this is one of those tracks that repeats ad nauseam. Yep, the melody plays, recurs and then repeats again with only little breakdowns separating one long run from another. The melody is nice and pleasant and suitable as soothing background lullaby music with a little more zest than similar material but not too overly exciting for an active listener

"Echo" (14:28) hmmm, with a title like this you would expect some Pink Floyd? Dolphin music? Reverb like those no tomorrow? Well, what we get here is an ambient background with nice swishing swirling heavenly synths backing a clean guitar riff. The bass and percussion join in but keep everything nice and easy but then after establishing themselves drop out and let the swirly ambience stuff do little cosmic dances around the guitar. As you could probably guess, the track repeats the theme over and over with periods of speeding up the tempo a bit and then slowing it down all over again. The melody is recurring as if Groundhog Day has set in and this is the soundtrack. Once again, nice background lullaby music if you're in the mood for it, but i'm usually not unless the music has a little more finesse. I simply find it boring and it makes me want to take a nap. If that's the point then this is brilliant

"Table" (6:10) actually has some guitar distortion! Still a slow tempo but has a twangy tone and more bluesy. Picks up a little but sounds like some second rate bar band in Toledo. The blues riff is recurring but never picks up any steam. It just enters the scene and never goes away! Yeah, the bluesy guitar lick gets more intense as the track progresses but this is the type of stuff you'd hear someone playing at Guitar Center :o

This one was hard to get through. I just wasted a half hour of my life. Like all of these types, they are perfectly listenable for passive experiences but if you're seeking something to sink your teeth into, then avoid this one at all costs. Production is excellent though but obviously not enough to make this one the least bit entertaining for yours truly

 Bermuda Triangle by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2002
3.68 | 9 ratings

BUY
Bermuda Triangle
Buckethead Prog Related

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

4 stars The year 2002 was the beginning of the prolific years for BUCKETHEAD as it was the first time he released more than one solo album within a 365 day period and after dipping his toes in the fertile ground of metal meets electronica cross-pollination in the 90s he finally went full force with 'Funnel Weaver' which included metal guitar riffs and licks mixed with drum sample loops, sound effects and electronic accoutrements. On BERMUDA TRIANGLE he takes those ideas and evolves them from the initial stages that made 'Funnel Weaver' sound like a rough draft for something greater. Add the turntable and hip hop extraordinaire Extrakd to the mix and you have a recipe for one of the coolest avant-electronica tinged metal, rock and folk this side of that scary sector of the Caribbean where planes and ships have been vanishing from the face of the Earth for eons.

BERMUDA TRIANGLE indeed has a theme going on, well at least as far as the titles are concerned which all correspond to the sea, sailors and all things associated with the mysterious sector of the inner Atlantic Ocean. Everything about BERMUDA TRIANGLE is a major step up from 'Funnel Weaver.' The tracks are more developed even though not necessarily longer however a couple do top the four minute mark. Also they are more diverse in style, mood and dynamics with lots of genres being jostled around like an empty bottle of rum on the poop deck as some like 'Flight' are raucous filthy metal guitar riffs with hyperbolic drum tempos while others such as 'Seas Of Expanding Shapes' consist of acoustic guitar chords strumming along with twitchy glitchy electro-beats bobbing up and down like a buoy in a stormy night. Also included are wildly freaky electronic effect tracks such as 'The Triangle Part 1: Extrakd' which utilize all kinds of tricks and trinkets for bizarro mondo electro-dynamics.

What's also cool about this one is that the music consists of a diverse sonic palette as well lots of vocal samples. Out of the 19 tracks you will here metal, blues, rock, funk, folk and healthy doses of avant-garde. The creativity is off the charts on this one and despite this being highly experimental in nature has the right kind of hooks to sink in deep from the first listen. Oh, and the production is top notch as well! BERMUDA TRIANGLE remains one of my favorite early BUCKETHEAD albums since it is consistent, varied and really takes the listener on an uncharted journey. The electronic parts are just as clever as the compositions and skillfully utilized that everything seems to fall into place. With few stumbling blocks i find this to be a highly satisfying release that shows BH at his peak in the electro- fusion world. Many of my favorite early albums are when he collaborates since he tends to hook up some of the most fertile musical minds in the biz. BERMUDA TRIANGLE has it all. Plenty of mysterious, awe-inspiring freaky types of tracks and nice subdued somewhat 'normal' types to pacify the listener's jittery nerves. This one makes me want to book a cruise from Miami to Bermuda and watch episodes of Gilligan's Island today!

4.5 rounded down

 Funnel Weaver by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2002
3.11 | 8 ratings

BUY
Funnel Weaver
Buckethead Prog Related

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

3 stars Long, long ago before the infinite series of PIKEs became the new reality for BUCKETHEAD, there was a time when the chicken lover released only one album per year. However that trend did not begin with the PIKE series. Oh no. It started back in 2002 when a whopping four albums were released and BUCKETHEAD's 7th album "FUNNEL WEAVER" was the first of the year which would spark a trend that would never let up and in fact only exponentially increase as time elapsed. To be fair BH was involved in many side projects and with other bands like Praxis, so to say he was merely sitting on a nest hatching his own eggs would be erroneous.

Right from the beginning it was apparent that BH had a love for DJ electronica as much as his passion for classic metal riffing and although the electronica had always been a part of the music, on "FUNNEL WEAVER" it becomes a key element of the it. This album is very strange in that it consists of an hour long play list of 49 tracks with each hovering around one to two minutes in length and the longest only a mere 2 min 54 sec. Despite the number of short tracks, they all share the same theme. These instrumental tracks are mostly based on heavy metal guitar riffs, licks and occasional solos revolving around electronic samples and drum machine loops with a few vocal samples dispersed randomly throughout.

Some of these are pretty cool with clever riffs spliced up with house beats and bizarre samplings of sound effects but i have to say that 60 minutes of it gets a little tiresome. On the plus side is that no track outstays its welcome since its a constant parade of guitars and electronic beats mixing it up. Overall this one presents lots of interesting ideas but in the end it all feels a little hollow like these are all demos for developing other tracks that never went anywhere. Not one i listen to often but occasionally break it out just because it takes me to a strange musical world that only BH could have come up with.

Thanks to epignosis for the artist addition.

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