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Please Tomorrow Review

Source: PCH Press

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Please Tomorrow
Please Tomorrow.
The first of what seems an unfinished three act play: Please Tomorrow is a psychedelic weave of light extinguishing dark. The cover and inside art express emotions of isolation, cold and a hibernation of feeling. The musical threads icicle through a faded-out acid trip of juggernauted emotion and fade into a near Bach-like fugue in slow motion. The piano in this release seemed like the foundation for the piano themes in Perceval release Intelligence Failure. But the addition of Indian percussion themes makes this release distinct from others.

A connection with Mother Earth is threaded throughout the compositions. At times this drive is felt in the form of snow and at other times the warmth of sun melting snow or light glistening off snow.

But the eerie feeling of the CD still seems politically motivated - perhaps Indian driven from his homeland or maybe man thrown out of Eden. Such expressions are present in the phrases some of which feel Japanese and others that feel Indian but both are a parallel storyline of oppression. The haunting images are those found in a dream turned nightmare sequence. But they ultimately find resolve and comfort in the light of a single track titled Sunrise.

Composed and performed solo by Buckethead, perhaps Sunrise is at least in the top five of his best work. The flowing feeling of waking from the pain of dark into the arms of light weaves from a duet of competing and complimentary themes.

But despite the slight sense of resolution with the last track of Please Tomorrow there is still a draw into a need for more.
Last edited: 26 January 2007 15:22:09