Sound — 10
"Electric Sea" is Buckethead's 35th studio album and the sequel to "Electric Tears", which was released in 2002. The sound is calm and soft but doesn't use as many effects as Buckethead used on "Electric Tears", what gives the album a more classical sound. He uses only acoustic and electric guitars, does without drums or bass and therefore enhancing the classical sound. It appears Buckethead enjoys classical music because there are two covers of classical songs: "La Wally" by Alfredo Catalani and "La Gavotte" by Johann Sebastian Bach and songs like "El Indio" vary the album and add a Spanish touch. If you like Buckethead's albums like "Colma" or "A Real Diamond In The Rough" you will also enjoy this album, because he shows again that he can write beautiful songs that can make you cry.
Lyrics — 10
As you know, most songs of Buckethead are instrumental and they don't need lyrics. All he wants to say, he can tell with his guitar. Because of this, I'm rating this a "10". The song "The Homecoming Bacon" is a tribute to Michael Jackson who died in 2009.
Overall Impression — 10
The album is probably not a "must have" for a Buckethead fan, but interesting for someone who is attracted by classical music. To form a contrast to heavy and fast albums like "Peppers Ghost" Buckethead shows his virtuosity on guitar in every genre, metal or classic or any other.