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Djam Karet


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3.72 | 55 ratings

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4 stars Long and good album by this legendary US outfit; combining two different recording exploring somewhat different musical landscapes.

The main portion of this venture is coined "Recollection Harvest", 5 long tunes exploring a warm, dark and complex musical landscape; where organ and toned down guitar layers make up most of the melodies and atmospheres, while atmospheric drawn out guitar soloing - most times placed way back in the mix - add an eerie mood to the proceedings. Slightly spacey, and the stylistic expression have similarities to the output of bands like Ozric tentacles as well as Pink Floyd - albeit much more challenging and complicated.

The "Indian Summer" part of the album consists of sonically lighter as well as shorter excursions, closer to the aformentioned Ozrics in sound, but also more complex and less electronic. The Indian Summer track in itself starts off sounding pretty much like Kraftwerk though, and the other songs also contain elements that fans of other bands will recognize. The familiar elements are vastly embellished with Djam Karets own stylistic expressions though, and there's nothing derivative over this at all - in fact this second part of the album is slightly better than the first in my opinion.

A really good album overall, well worth checking out by fans of instrumental progressive rock.

Windhawk | 4/5 |


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