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REFLECTIONS FROM THE FIREPOOL

Djam Karet

 

Eclectic Prog

3.72 | 52 ratings

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Tonny Larz
3 stars I finally caught up with DJAM KARET, an american instrumental prog unit, 4 people strong. Ive read several reviews on these guys,and i must say i was quite exited when this one.. entered my cd -player......already from track one " The sky opens twice" the style is set.. high powered prog/jazzy style.....i soon recognize the (new) Crimson / Ozric style. Hendersons soaring guitarlines...Ellets fluid chord progressions...Oken and Osborne“s superbly laid foundations.....next track...starts out like a Floydian theme...slow-guitaring ....building up....to solo a la Gilmour......track 3...actually starts out like something from an ELP album....soon to be a jam like ...eh.....Holdsworth (before synthaxe)...great!! At track 4..im convinced that these guys are not your ordinairy-household prog band!! Hendersons guitar ( E-bow?)solo are just splendid!! Yes i know " The devouring" and " A night for baku" are supposed to be their best work.....but this one, has something ..maybe its because im a first time listener!!?? Track 4 are somewhat weary...with its endless percussion-sleep-now theme!! " Animal origin" ..which is track 5....are an ok track with guitar electronics a la Fripp...a minor guitar solo ripps it up ...nice one. Track 6...with the funny title "All doors look alike" intro courtesy of some lean mean sax -extreme....sliding into some limbo rock theme..and then some spacey (floyd?) theme.. again there“s that e-bow guitarsound! "The Red monk" are somewhat eastern sounding (Oldfields: "Killing fields")...breaking into a powersynthesizerguitar theme..ending up.. with a Henderson guitar show-off! Bass lines suprerior, leads this last track into...well...rainstorm soundtrack like.... superior prog/rock guitar ridden theme. Now im really confused...as these guys really strut their stuff....apparently in any style ,manner and course !! Last track "Reflections from the..." acoustic-spacey-strange. 3 stars..because im amazed,still im wondering....it was a nice ride.....are they just as complex on their other items.....i kinda feel like i want more!!?? They made...how many records??? I wanna hear them !!!

Tonny Larz | 3/5 |

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