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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Buckethead - Monsters & Robots

I'm short on time today, so I'm just going to leave you with this, and put up an offsite review for the time being.

"Mixing metallic guitar heroics with funk, hip-hop, electronica, and a cinematic soundtrack feel, Buckethead's Monsters and Robots is yet another eclectic opus inspired in large part by low-budget monster/horror, martial arts, and science fiction movies, especially those of Japan. Like any Buckethead album, the music does meander in spots, but this outing does improve on its predecessor Colma by employing a variety of guest bassists; Primus' Les Claypool (as well as drummer Brain), Bootsy Collins, and Bill Laswell all enliven the music's rhythmic underpinnings in ways that Buckethead's own bass playing on Colma didn't. Plus, the contributions of guest DJs Phonosycograph Disk, DJ Eddie Def, and Xtrakd are inventive and stimulating, complementing rather than confusing the musical mix. It may not be completely consistent, but Monsters and Robots offers more than enough musical derangement to satisfy." - Allmusic

(Year of Release: 1999)

Track List:
1. Jump Man
2. Stick Pit
3. The Ballad of Buckethead
4. Sow Thistle
5. Revenge of the Double Man
6. Night of the Slunk
7. Who Me?
8. Jowles
9. The Shape vs. Buckethead
10. Stun Operator
11. Scapula
12. Nun Chuka Kata

Download: Buckethead - Monsters & Robots (58MB)


Anonymous said...

I don't understand how you could compare M&R to Colma, they're pretty much opposite.
Colma was supposed to make your heart sink, not beat out of rhythm.

Zer0_II said...

I understand where you are coming from, but I did not write the review. It was copied from Allmusic due to the fact that I didn't have enough time to write a full review. To be fair though they are comparing the bass playing in particular, rather than the album as a whole.