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RECOLLECTION HARVEST

Djam Karet

 

Eclectic Prog

3.73 | 39 ratings

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Dan Bobrowski
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4 stars I must admit, I don't have an extensive background in DK's discography. I've heard bits and pieces and only own A Night for Baku. I expected more Prog-Fusion jamming, but am totally surprised by DKs depth and vision brilliantly displayed by the Recollection Harvest.

This is really two distinct albums. Tracks 1-5 were somewhat a carry over from Baku. Heavy rhythmic pulses with Fripperesque soloing and engaging synth work. Suddenly track 6 takes us to electronica land, 7 to the Middle East (similar to Gordian Knots Eastern excursions) and beyond. The second half of the disc really pulled me in.

I find the second half of the Harvest to contain some spiritual meanderings that coincide with my minds eye. Driving down the long and barren Gurr Road in the flat San Joaquin Valley, I find my attention swirling along with the tunes. Highly mediatative. Seductive. I find this disc to be hypnotic. Later that day I started the disc over and the first five tracks seemed to expand, stretch and evolve, sounding completely different than my previous exposure. Whew! Weird. The music opened itself. Instead of hearing bashing drums, searing guitars and thumming bass, I heard a breathing, kicking, living thing. Funny thing is, I haven't used any supplements in 30+ years. It's like Robert Fripp joined Pink Floyd, while Mason was inhabited by Bonzo's ghost.

I would suggest this disc to anyone I considered a friend. It's very, very good, damn, it's GREAT! Buy this and enjoy a head trip.

Dan Bobrowski | 4/5 |

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