Buckethead
In Search Of The - Volume 10: 'F'


2.0
poor

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by Lambda USER (68 Reviews)
May 6th, 2013 | 8 replies | 1,018 views


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: One of the weakest volumes of the set.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Dismantling 'In Search Of The...'
Volume X


This is the 10th disc in Buckethead's infamous 13 CD 'In Search of The...' set.

We'll begin with Hole in the Feeding Tube, an odd, jazzy number with some clean guitar gently strumming behind an abrasive drumbeat. At only a minute and twenty seconds, it's awfully short and ultimately feels like, well, filler (which is never good). Aces of Galaga is another odd one. It's filled with stuttery, electronic noises and random sounds which sound vaguely 'Kaliedoscalp'-esque. There is some lightning fast atonal shredding to be found here, as well as some cool guitar effects, but not much beyond that.

Track number two, Down in It, is a long, groovy jam and the best song on the volume. There is some great guitar playing on this song (as per usual with Buckethead), and the backing track is much more interesting and varied than many of his songs in this style. There is even an extended bass solo halfway through the song. Definitely check this one out. Bot's Lament is three-and-a-half minutes of loud, caustic ambient notes. In other words, it's completely pointless. The Ludovico Technique is a difficult track to describe. There are a couple of different parts to this one, including a very cool section that starts two-and-a-quarter minutes in which is reminiscent of a distant carnival. Unfortunately, this part continues for another four minutes and ends the song, which is just an egregious length. Strange Visitation begins with a harp- or something which sounds similar to one- and continues with some faint humming noises for five-and-a-half minutes, until the song ends. Again, this is a completely pointless and boring track. Evil Lurks Within starts with some bizarre instruments all playing independently on top of one another, and though it mellows out somewhat in its second half, is essentially another ambient/avant-garde piece.

We'll end at the beginning: Aldebaran Strikes Back is the first song on this volume, and begins with a beat previously heard on Listening Device from Volume III. It's a great rhythm, and it carries this jam track for its five minute-plus duration; The playing overtop of the beat is pretty atonal and effect-heavy. Overall, this jam is more on the avant-garde side than most of those on 'In Search of The...', and the same can be said for this volume as a whole. While that in itself doesn't make it bad, Volume X is indeed one of the weakest instalments in the set. There is just too much filler here to recommend this disc; Down in It is really the only song worth hearing.



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mindleviticus
May 6th 2013



8220 Comments


I honestly can't tell with these albums what's going on so I've just stopped trying to rate them

RangDang
May 6th 2013



111 Comments


Lol yeah same

Lambda
May 6th 2013



2417 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

They're pretty off the wall- some great listening though.

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Ire
May 6th 2013



41754 Comments


neg

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
May 7th 2013



1987 Comments


I love Buckethead, but I get absolutely nothing out of any of this set.

MichaelSnoxall
May 7th 2013



12163 Comments


In Search of the... Vol. 06 - R - Track 03 is still one of my all time favourite Buckethead jams.

Pestiferous
May 7th 2013



1205 Comments


I havn't gotten this far yet in the series

Lambda
May 7th 2013



2417 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Vol 1, 2, 3, and 6 are fantastic. I'm surprised you get nothing out of any of the set, there's a lot of great stuff in it.



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