Review Summary: After a few failures, Buckethead finally releases an album worth the price it costs.
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Buckethead always was my favorite artist. I always admired his work and the easiness with that it sailed in different musical styles. He can make albuns so heavy as “The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell” or light and beautiful albuns as “Electric Sea”. But lately, it seems that it is a little depleted. And this can be perceived by some albuns, as “Slug Cartilage”, “Pancake Heater” and “Splatters”, that for me they are true musical failures. However, it also has good recent albuns, as “Mannequin Cemetery” and “Feathers”, but they are nothing of extraordinary, therefore I did not have expectations on “Pearson's Square”.
But I was deceived in finding that Pearson's Square would be a common album. Before exactly to catch my earphones, already I prepared for the strong noises of the heavy guitar and its riffs. But when pressing play, I felt my body to stop. What I was hearing was pretty guitars, with melody, with smoothness. I sailed in the waves of this album, I felt me in the sky, and I felt me sad when it finished. This album is the test of Buckethead still has something of good stops in showing them. The instruments combine with that worthy of it would be sharpened of the orchestras.
The album cover is already a real trip. It is a sad picture that brought me loneliness and anguish. As I listened to this album, I stared at the cloudy sky. That brought me a feeling of orgasm. Pearson's Square is an album for a day sad and melancholy. It may seem boring to some, but I know others will enjoy. It's a trip. An album that should be better studied by Buckethead for it to continue releasing albums other good and not splashing the remainer of his creativity over the years. Buckethead can renew itself, and this album made me believe it.
I've somehow managed to keep up with the Pike series, and despite my views that he has released WAY too many albums this year, I have to say this is one of his best. Mellow Buckethead is best Buckethead.
Could've been a lot worse as a first review. You should've focused on a couple of highlights from the record, because you talk more about everything surrounding it. I don't see the real trip behind the album cover, but that's your vision. It's okay to write about what this album means to you in any possible way, but you could have used those adjectives for certain tracks.
Also, in the first paragraph you wrote "albuns" twice instead of "albums".
Either way, I like sad and quiet Buckethead, I must check it out.
That's pretty much his type of records these days. This one's not as good as Pike 13 or Electric Sea, but it's a nice listen. I admire his desire to release 50 records or so per year, however, even if more than half of these are quite good, there are some terrible experiments thrown too. (I only listened to about half of what he's put out in 2013)
Those bleep bloop bleep honk records of his are really weird lol.
I understand you. Besides Electric Sea, Pikes 13 and now, Pearson's Square (which are amazing, great and cool), most of these Pikes I've checked out wore off almost immediately. Half of them don't even have titles or anything, it seems most of it was done in a rush.
The whole Pike Idea was stupid from day 1 and he's released a bunch of crap since then. I may check this out, since I liked his mellow stuff alot. But I didn't like Pike 13 at all, so I'm not having high expectations.
Correction - Bucket's been steadily going downhill since ISOT opened his eyes to the fact he can put any crap he wants on a CD and his fan base will lap it up. But yeah, the Pikes series (especially the insanity of 2013) is a bit like a nail in the coffin.
Listened to this on YouTube for the lols, was extremely boring and formulaic. I didn't last all the way through.