Death Cube K
"Dreamatorium" CD (Strata)
This eerie ambient collaboration from Buckethead and Bill Laswell sounds like nothing so much as a weirded out, dysfunctional soundtrack for a small studio splatter film. For the most part, you might as well listen to this album underwater, because hearing it is a bit like dunking your head in the bathtub to pay attention to your pulse. It carries the same muffled sense of separation from the surrounding world and a similar feeling of stifled sound, throttled at the mixing board. This may not be an essential addition to anyone's collection, but it sure is interesting.