Whenever John Zorn is involved with a project, you know that conventionality automatically goes out the window. And Buckethead's 2005 release, Kaleidoscalp, is no different. Issued on Zorn's Tzadik label (with Zorn serving as "executive producer" of the album), Kaleidoscalp manages to combine both artists' eccentric trademarks -- Buckethead's penchant for otherworldly guitar playing and Zorn's fondness for unpredictability and experimentalism. Both universes collide on such tracks as "Stun Pike and the Jack in the Box Head," "The Last Ride of the Bozomobile," and especially the brief "The Sticker on Hallucinogens." Kaleidoscalp is sure to please admirers of two of the most unconventional and unusual musical artists of the early 21st century.
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AllMusic Review by Greg Prato