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    Posted: December 26 2005 at 02:46
Just curious if there are any Djam Karet fans out there.  You know, they are not bad for a bunch of part time musicians!  


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2005 at 13:37
there sure ain't bad at all, they're amazing I must say. I own Reflections from..., displacement... and A night for baku and I like them all a lot!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2005 at 22:26
Great, great, great band. I've enjoyed their music for many years. The last few albums have been excellent. A very consistent group!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2005 at 05:26

Originally posted by verslibre

Great, great, great band. I've enjoyed their music for many years. The last few albums have been excellent. A very consistent group!

how about their latest album recollection harvest, I've only heard extracts from ac ouple of tracks, is it a good album?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2005 at 07:12

Great band.  I have:  1)  The Devouring (my favorite)

                                2)  New Dark Age

                                3)  A Night For Baku (second favorite)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2005 at 00:14
Originally posted by thefalafelking

Originally posted by verslibre

Great, great, great band. I've enjoyed their music for many years. The last few albums have been excellent. A very consistent group!

how about their latest album recollection harvest, I've only heard extracts from ac ouple of tracks, is it a good album?

Absolutely. That's why I said their last few albums ...actually, I like them all, but starting with The Devouring  they really cook! RH  is yet another fine album, with the most Mellotron and synth work to date (while retaining all the guitars, of course). Get it!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2005 at 00:40
I've got a bunch of their stuff - 9 or 10 CDs - and while I like them, I don't feel like I need any more. A little Djam Karet goes a long way for me... and I have more than a little :) Relatively safe instrumental prog, don't pull it out very often anymore.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2005 at 01:12
I met their drummer Chuck once. He's part owner of the record shop Rhino Records near the colleges in Clairmont California. And of course his shop has one of the best prog and avant garde music sections in all of Southern California. I know cause I frequent it often. Re: Recollection Harvest: Their best to date. They're really grown into a fine symphonic band, one of the best in America in that particular prog sub-genre. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2005 at 16:50

I think these guys are absolutely fantastic.

Even their stuff up till now is beautiful.

Great,Great Band.      I suggest anyone who looks at this post to at least download on of their tracks.

Instrumental, and its very talented.

Like a Cleaner Ozric Tentacles

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2005 at 17:56
Originally posted by thefalafelking

Originally posted by verslibre

Great, great, great band. I've enjoyed their music for many years. The last few albums have been excellent. A very consistent group!

how about their latest album recollection harvest, I've only heard extracts from ac ouple of tracks, is it a good album?



Recollection Harvest, IMHO  not their best - and probably the  worst release from Cuneiform Records in 2005, but this has been a remarkable year for albums from that label.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2005 at 23:11
Djam Karet's sound isn't representative of the type of stuff Cuneiform typically releases. The band, being friends with CR founder Steve Feigenbaum, joined forces after years of self-releasing their music. The bottom line is, if you like Djam Karet, you like Djam Karet. Stating Recollection Harvest  is the "worst" Cuneiform release of 2005 is like saying Wobbler's Hinterland  was the "worst" release of 2005 for Laser's Edge. A purely subjective statement.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2005 at 23:14

Originally posted by Dennis

I met their drummer Chuck once. He's part owner of the record shop Rhino Records near the colleges in Clairmont California. And of course his shop has one of the best prog and avant garde music sections in all of Southern California. I know cause I frequent it often.

Chuck's the sole owner of Rhino, I believe. Chuck also owns Mad Platter in Riverside, Video Paradiso (right next to Rhino) and, most recently, Analogue Haven in Pomona, which specializes in, you guessed it, modern and retro analog synthesizers. Chuck is partners with Loren Nerell and two others in AH. http://www.analoguehaven.com

 



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