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2.78 | 27 ratings | 4 reviews | 15% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Solar Flare (3:16)
2. Gondwanaland (4:26)
3. The Anointing Of The Sick (6:53)
4. The Day After (12:31)
5. Foreign Lesion (4:10)
6. The 17th Karmapa (2:57)
7. Moorings (6:47)
8. Cliff Spirits (3:57)
9. Submersion (5:49)
10. Food Chain (8:14)
11. Salt Road (6:01)
12. The Fearful Voice (6:38)

Total Time: 72:33

Line-up / Musicians

Gayle Ellett / 7-string electric guitar, 24-string steel guitar, guitar synth, keyboards, sampler, vocal effects, percussion, co-producer
- Mike Henderson / guitar, vocal effects, keyboards, slit drum
- Henry Osborne / 5-string bass, "bottled" bass, keyboards, sampler, vocal Fx, percussion, co-producer

- Marc Anderson / sampler & berimbau & percussion (5)
- Jeff Greinke / keyboards & voice & processing(3,12)
- Walter Holland / synthesizer (1,8)
- Loren Nerell / symthesizers (7,9)
- Steve Roach / Oberheim Matrix 12 & sampler & processing & didgeridoo (4,10,12)
- Kit Watkins / flute & sampler & synthesizer(2,7)
- Carl Weingarten / dobro & electronics (6,11)

Releases information

Artwork: Dave Druse

CD HC Productions ‎- HC008 (1994, US)

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DJAM KARET Collaborator ratings distribution

(27 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(15%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(19%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (15%)
Poor. Only for completionists (19%)

DJAM KARET Collaborator reviews

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Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Greger
3 stars "Collaborator" is just like the title implies a musical collaboration between DJAM KARET and some friends and guest musicians. The guest musicians sent Djam Karet some incomplete musical fragments on DAT, and DJAM KARET put them together and more sounds and textures to the material. The musicians who sent Djam Karet their music was Marc Anderson, Jeff Greinke, Walter Holland, Loren Nerell, Steve Roach, Kit Watkins (HAPPY THE MAN, CAMEL) and Carl Weingarten. The final result is atmospheric, ambient electronic music, which has the typical DJAM KARET sound. The album became "#10 Album Of 1994" in Deep Listenings magazine. This isn't a real DJAM KARET album but everyone who's familiar with the more ambient DJAM KARET will surely like this CD as well.
Review by Sean Trane
1 stars This one if you look at the date, came in between the two period of Djam and right in the middle of that six year hibernation (I don't really know the story and the ins and outs of the band) and this is a real sleeper. A real bore , maybe delicate and subtle but if those are present here , they are totally lost on me as I yanwed and returned to my daydream and soon lead me to a nap that led me directly into slumber which in turn provoked a slice of paradoxical sleep and finally comatosed me into death in boredom. Just kidding but avoid this, you won't regret it.
Review by Slartibartfast
COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / In Memoriam
4 stars I guess it's only natural a band that rarely plays far from home would try a long distance collaboration experiment. They had some friends from around the country make digital audio tape recordings in their own studios and mail it to Djam Karet for completion. The partners I'm familiar with are Kit Watkins (of Happy The Man), Marc Anderson (works with Steve Tibbetts), and Steve Roach (of Steve Roach).

Easily Djam's most ambient offering in the discography. The music reminds me a bit of Eno's Musics For Filmseses, Filmsesai?!?

Latest members reviews

3 stars If you like your ambient dark, this is the album for you. One look at the album and song titles is enough to tell the listener what is going on with the music. I like that - no mystery, no wasted thought. This is actually the album that was my gateway to contemporary ambient music. It showed ... (read more)

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