1/  Land of the Lost                           (Buckethead,Laswell)          10.00
  2/  Maps of Impossible Worlds                  (Buckethead,Laswell)          7.13
  3/  Terror By Night                            (Buckethead,Laswell)          7.08
  4/  Maggot Dream                               (Buckethead,Laswell)          5.07
  5/  Dark Hood                                  (Buckethead,Laswell)          12.40

          Recorded and mixed at Greenpoint Studio, Brooklyn, New York
          Engineering: Robert Musso
          Assistant Engineer: Layng Martine
          Designed and arranged by Bill Laswell
          Subharmonic Coordination: Robert Soares
          Subsupport: Peter Wetherbee/Axiom
          Material, Inc.: Tracy Mcknight
Buckethead: guitars, sounds; Bill Laswell: bass, sounds; Robert Musso: treatments, processing.

          1994 - Strata (USA), 0001-2 (CD)
          1994 - Interactive Multimedia Corporation (USA), IMC9001 (CDROM)
Note: The IMC version contains an Image Generator designed to sync with the nusic when played on a compter.


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.

courtesy of the Sick To Move website


On Death Cube K's Dreamatorium, guitarist Buckethead and bassist Bill Laswell have truly created something unlike anything else I've ever heard. This recording will really take you somewhere you've never been and tastefully pushes the boundaries of music. The duo have created this offering of dreamy, ambient noise that mesmerizes, relaxes, and haunts its listeners. Dreamatorium could very well put you to sleep, or creep you out depending on your perception. Although the sounds are soothing, the feel and tonality mostly create a dark and unsettling mood.

Drenched with atmospheric effects, the instruments are not easily distinguishable for most of the CD. Ocassionally some light clean tone guitar will come in, and a few abstract sounds flutter in and out of the soundscape. Overall this is just a great piece of experimental music that I recommend to anyone looking for something new and different. Hats off to Buckethead and Laswell for Dreamatorium.

M. Ryan Fairbanks (courtesy of the website)