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Released: Feb 21, 2012
Genre: Experimental Rock, Ambient, Acoustic, Flamenco
Number Of Tracks: 11
"Electric Sea" is Buckethead's 35th studio album and the sequel to "Electric Tears", which was released in 2002.
Mathias27, on july 27, 2012 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
Sound: "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. // 10
Lyrics: 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. // 10
Overall Impression: 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. // 10
wrijul, on july 31, 2012 0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sound: Waited for 10 long years for it and by god it was worth every moment. "Electric Sea" is the 35th studio album by Buckethead and is the sequel of "Electric Tears", which was released in 2002. Now before going into the details of the sound I should say that Buckethead, who sports a mysterious appearance, produced some of the greatest melodies only with electric and acoustic guitar that it will take you far away from your surroundings to the world of happiness even when everything is sad.
Now lets discuss about the sound in details. One can really call this a guitar masterpiece because you'll only find the melodies of electric and acoustic guitar. No other instruments has been used in this album. In the album we get Classical solos, western rhythm, powerful riffs, arpeggios, flamencos etc etc in a perfectly composed package. For its awesome sound and composition a perfect 10 for "Electric Sea". // 10
Lyrics: When referring to power they say "Pen is mightier than sword". Now after hearing this album you will surely say that when Emotion and soulfulness is concerned "Music is mightier than Lyrics". In one word to describe this album the word should be "heart-touching". Moreover the skill of playing and the composition is superb. So once again a perfect 10 for this masterpiece. // 10
Overall Impression: Now the album has 11 tracks as follows:
01. Electric Sea
02. Beyond The Knowing
03. Swomee Swan
04. Point Doom
05. El Indio
06. La Wally
07. La Gavotte
10. Gateless Gate
11. The Homing Beacon
A total of 48:05 minutes of total pleasure. Out of this:
* Track 6, "La Wally", is a composition by Alfredo Catalani.
* Tracks 7 and 8, "La Gavotte" and "Bachethead" respectively, are original compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach.
* Track 11, "The Homing Beacon", was originally released exclusively on Buckethead's official website in 2009 without an album. It is a tribute to Michael Jackson by Buckethead after he heard the news of his death.
Particularly the songs "Beyond The Knowing", "Point Doom", and "La Gavotte" are my personal favorite.
The 2 things I love about this album is:
1) Heart touching compositions
2) Blending different music genres (flamenco, classical, rock etc) into a classic album.
If it were lost or stolen I'd surely buy a new copy because this is a heart touching magical masterpiece and you'll surely fall in love with it after you hear it. So overall for the magical music created by Buckethead a perfect 10 for it. // 10