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Djam Karet


Eclectic Prog

3.20 | 36 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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2 stars This record and "Burning The Hard City" were both recorded in 1991. The band suggests they are "Schizophrenic twins conceived in the musical soup of elastic time, yet seperated at birth and forever linked in the instrumental rock landscape world of DJAM KARET." They also say "One does not exist without the other."

For me this was a tough listen. A lot of tough listens actually. With all the taped effects, synthesizer programming & sequencing, it's more about sounds than songs. And I do like spacey music but there is so much buzzing and humming and pulsing like on the first track "Dark Clouds, No Rain" that when the drums come after 4 minutes it's almost a relief. "8:15-No Safe Place" features haunting and eerie sounds 2 minutes in. "Angels Without Wings" is all about more spacey sounds and noises. "Consider Figure Three" has what sounds like a teacher giving a lecture on anatomy with spacey sounds in the background. Doesn't work for me at all.

"Erosion" was another hard listen, with that annoying sound that is constantly repeated. It finally stops around 8 minutes in,exactly when the stressful look on my face leaves coincidently enough. "Severed Moon" has some refreshing strummed guitar 3 1/2 minutes in. "The Naked & The Dead" features sounds that cry out as a buzzing noise buzzes. Haha. This song gets a little sinister sounding before it becomes fast paced after 4 minutes to the end. "Gordon's Basement" has someone speaking as spacey sounds are generated. The final song "A City With Two Tales: Part One Revisited 1990" opens with the sound exploding and then some clapping as spacey sounds arrive with a beat of drums.

2.5 stars. Fans only. I am such a big fan of this band but I can't see playing this ever again.

Mellotron Storm | 2/5 |


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