Experience the haunting, beautiful and ethereal side of Buckethead, the fried chicken bucket and white mask-wearing guitar magician who has been described by the likes of Bootsy Collins, Bill Laswell and Carlos Santana as a phenomenal guitar player. Here, Buckethead puts aside his usual ax shredding and calculated mayhem to take the listener on an atmospheric acoustic/electric voyage into his mind. Currently, he is the lead guitarist for Guns 'n Roses, and he also plays lead for Praxis and Giant Robot.
Buckethead has been in Guns N' Roses only for a short while and he's already breaking the rules. On his eighth solo album, the mysterious, gifted guitar shredder and horror-movie fanatic forgoes all loud noises on a spiritual path to find his inner Buckethead. Electric Tears
is a New Age mix of slow, meditative soloing and soft acoustic guitars - including a stately, flamenco-styled ode to jazz great Miles Davis - that's light on effects but heavy on atmosphere. This must be what guitar gods listen to when they go to sleep at night. --Guitar World
Those looking for clues regarding the new G n' R sound will be in for a rude awakening: Electric Tears
is a meditative mix of flamenco, New Age and gentle psychedelia. --Rolling Stone
A virtuoso... --Los Angeles Times