Electric Tears

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Electric Tears
Studio album by Buckethead
Released October 8, 2002
Genre Ambient, experimental, acoustic, alternative rock
Length 1:10:28
Label Metastation
Producer Buckethead and Janet Rienstra
Buckethead chronology
Bermuda Triangle
(2002)Bermuda Triangle2002
Electric Tears
Bucketheadland 2
(2003)Bucketheadland 22003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]
Musique Machine 5/5 stars[3]

Electric Tears is the ninth studio album by Buckethead. It is considered one of his most calming albums[2] in a list that would include works such as the acoustic, “Colma”. The only instruments featured on the album are acoustic and electric guitars played by Buckethead.[1] The tracks on this album are an array of soft mellow tunes as well as apathetic, ambient, and morose. Sometime in 2010, the album was released directly from Buckethead at TDRS Music but has sold out since the summer of 2012.

The album “Electric Sea” is a direct sequel to this album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Buckethead, except for “Sketches of Spain” written by Joaquín Rodrigo.

No. Title Length
1. "All in the Waiting" 3:41
2. "Sketches of Spain" (for Miles) 4:03
3. "Padmasana" 11:36
4. "Mustang" 5:36
5. "The Way to Heaven" 5:48
6. "Baptism of Solitude" 6:07
7. "Kansas Storm" 5:31
8. "Datura" 5:36
9. "Mantaray" 4:08
10. "Witches on the Heath" 2:38
11. "Angel Monster" 5:05
12. "Electric Tears" 5:29
13. "Spell of the Gypsies" 5:10
Total length: 1:10:28


  • Produced by Buckethead and Janet Rienstra.
  • Production assistance by Dom Camardella.
  • Engineered & Mixed By Dom Camardella.
  • Mastered By Dom Camardella & Robert Hadley.


  1. ^ a b Anderson, Rick. Electric Tears at AllMusic. Retrieved 4 October 2006.
  2. ^ a b Miller, Kirk (October 31, 2002). "Buckethead Electric Tears > Album Review". Rolling Stone (908). p. 146. Archived from the original on 2007-12-16. Retrieved 3 November 2007. 
  3. ^ "Buckethead - Electric Tears". Musique Machine. June 15, 2003. Retrieved April 18, 2014.