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Electric Tears

13 Jun. 2006 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2002
  • Label: Metastation
  • Copyright: 2002 Metastation
  • Total Length: 1:10:55
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  • ASIN: B001LDSFNY
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,417 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ziltoid on 11 Jun. 2009
Format: Audio CD
As a guitarist, like many I was more familiar with Bucketheads shredding guitar acrobatics and after buying one or two of his heavier albums I personally thought Bucket was a one tricky pony and wasn't a fan.

However this album completely changed my opinion of him. Here Bucket takes a more traditional approach to songwriting with structure and melody as apposed to some of his other work consisting of random noises and strange rythmns. The songs on this album are beautiful and melodic, very laidback and atmospheric in places. While not lightspeed shred, the guitar playing is first class here.

If you are familliar with, "Colma" or "Acoustic Shards" this album is similar but even better and even if you have never listened to Buckethead but enjoy relaxed, atmoshperic, instrumental guitar music, this is an album for you. Those who like "Cuckoo Clocks Of Hell" or "Crime Slunk Scene" may be dissapointed with this album, but if you want to appreciate another side of Buckets playing I recommend it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Theo Tibbitts on 6 Jan. 2007
Format: Audio CD
As a buckethead fan im used to his frantic improv crazy fretwork kinda style, but this album shows a new side to his work. I personally found this very calming, relaxing, but not without the buckethead edge. It is one of my favorite albums he has released simply due to the greatness to which it differs from his others.

However I can see how some people may find it a little repetetive in its approach, most of the songs are the same style but this is to be expected. All songs are based around the concept of the title 'Electric Tears' and i personally think all the songs suit their album perfectly.

Well done Buckethead :)
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Adam Sharples on 20 Feb. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Before I bought this album I owned three other Buckethead titles. Giant Robot, Monsters And Robots and Colma.
The thing that struck me most about this album was of course the fact that he had reverted back to the formula used on Colma. This is no bad thing, if you're a fan of Buckethead, guitar or mellow paced music I'm sure this album will apeal.
From a Buckethead fans point of view, it's probably not his best work, but it displays his diversity perfectly and opens up a new side this enigmatic character. Granted, if you've never heard Buckethead, or have only heard him play with Guns N' Roses, this probably isn't the best album to start off with. New comers are better seeking at the Monsters And Robots record, it's a lot easier to swallow and displays his formidible "shredding" and "tapping" techniques. Electric Tears, although not the best showcase of his skills is a fine example of what he can do with a guitar. From blues to flamenco to subtle volume swells, just because there are no vocals doesn't mean it's bad, it's a scaled down, chill out album.
Anyone into technical playing will love this, it also shows he can write a traditionally structured song as opposed to his contemporary, unorthadox methods employed on previous outings.
I'd recommend this album for guitarists wanting to hear fine guitar work, Buckethead fans who want to hear another side to his playing and anyone who enjoys relaxed music.
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By Plato on 7 Jan. 2010
Format: Audio CD
I'm not a guitar player but I love Buckethead because he is not bound by one genre, he does what he wants to do and is not simply a shred and tap machine. if you come to this album looking for heavy double base wicked fast playing that doesn't let up allow me to direct you towards 'Bucketheadland 2' or 'The Cuckoo Clocks Of Hell' because this album is nothing like these, NOTHING LIKE THEM; and it doesn't need or claim to be. If you own a lot of Buckethead albums then the best way to get an idea of what this is like is to compare it to 'Colma' and 'Population Override'.

Electric Tears consists of thirteen super chilled tracks that ebb and flow brilliantly, each one having its own feel; in fact one of the things best about this album is that none of the songs are diluted by not being taken as part of the whole, you can listen to each one separately and still come away feeling very relaxed. Taken as a whole however, and listened to in one long stint Electric Tears is a fully immersive chill out, problem forgetting experience, that whilst being slow paced all the way through does not bore in any way. This is because each track is thoughtfully and expertly put together allowing for a complexity that's only revealed on the second or third listen. the only reason I have given this four instead of five stars is that in my opinion its not as good as 'Colma', which it is inevitably going to be compared to by Buckethead fans. If however you have found this on a random browse, you like guitar and are looking for a super chilled, brilliantly put together album then you wont be disappointed with this.

Electric Tears is packed with real feeling, standout tracks for me being 'Electric Tears', 'Spell of the Gypsies', 'Baptism of Solitude' and 'Witches on the Heath'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By As Althorpe on 14 Sept. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Buckethead doesn't have one particular style. This is a very mellow chilled out record. All original work except Sketches of Spain. Really can't understand how anyone could call this boring.
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