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Studio album by Buckethead
Released November 22, 2005
Genre Experimental metal, industrial metal, alternative metal
Length 53:31
Label Tzadik
Producer Dan Monti and Albert
Buckethead chronology
Enter the Chicken
(2005)Enter the Chicken2005
Inbred Mountain
(2005)Inbred Mountain2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Kaleidoscalp is the fifteenth studio album by avant-garde guitarist Buckethead. Some of the songs on the album use instruments and effects that have been circuit bent to create sounds quite unlike anything previously heard on Buckethead albums.

Released on John Zorn's Tzadik label, the album features Zorn as executive producer. The album features the song "The Android of Notre Dame" which is a tribute to Pantera's guitarist Dimebag Darrell who was killed during a concert. The song was first called "Dime" (nickname of Darrell) and was released shortly after the incident on his web page without any cost and later released on the album with tracks of circuit-bent instruments added to it. "The Android of Notre Dame" is also a homage to a collection of Japanese gore films called "Guinea Pig", with one of the films being named the same as the song.

Although very studio-based, a number of these songs have been performed live, where Buckethead improvises and noodles with effects over a drum track.

In January 2009 he released the album Slaughterhouse on the Prairie, which includes a second part to the song "Rack Maintenance".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Buckethead and Dan Monti.

No. Title Length
1. "Frankenseuss Laboratories" 4:33
2. "Stun Pike and the Jack in the Box Head" 4:12
3. "Music Box Innards" 3:46
4. "Breakfast Cyborg" 4:22
5. "The Bronze Bat" 0:38
6. "The Last Ride of the Bozomobile" 2:03
7. "Rack Maintenance" 4:35
8. "The Sticker on Hallucinogens" 1:41
9. "Pylon Shift" 4:32
10. "Citadel" 3:29
11. "The Slunk, the Gutter and the Candlestick Maker" 4:18
12. "The Android of Notre Dame" 3:39
13. "She Sells Sea Shells by the Slaughterhouse" 11:43
Total length: 53:31


  • The opening track, "Frankenseuss Laboratories", samples a part of the Kyrie movement of György Ligeti's Requiem. As well as the opening computer sounds in John Carpenter's film Dark Star.
  • Track 11, "The Slunk, The Gutter And The Candlestick Maker", uses the same drum track as the 12th track off Island of Lost Minds, "Viravax".
  • Track 12, "The Android of Notre Dame", is a tribute song to Dimebag Darrell.[2] It also shares its name with the 5th entry in the notorious Guinea Pig film series.
  • Track 13, "She Sells Sea Shells by the Slaughterhouse" ends at 2:40 followed by silence until 7:16 at which point an unnamed hidden track begins and leads to the end of the album.


Special thanks to: Zorn, Bill Laswell, Frankenseuss, Dell Rey Brewer, Jodorowsky's Holy Mountain, Family, Friends, Slunks and Chickens.


  1. ^ "Allmusic review". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  2. ^ "Buckethead - Kaleidoscalp (album review)". Sputnikmusic. 2007-07-20. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 

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