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Djam Karet


Eclectic Prog

3.72 | 64 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I whole heartily agree with Cesar Inca that this is a great place to start if you want to check out DJAM KARET.This album has a lot of diversity, from atmospheric and spacey, to experimental, to guitar driven passages.The band I understand put out their own money to have this album recorded. I'm glad they did ! This wasn't their first recording but it was their first cd release. I have the re-release and the cover of it is so much better than the original. It is an artists depiction of a firepool. Very cool.

"The Sky Opens Twice" has this uptempo beat with some ripping guitar solos coming and going.The song stops and starts up again totally different. I believe this is in connection with the song title.The second opening of the sky is much slower paced with drums, synths and guitar.There is some great soaring guitar melodies that come and go. "Fall Of The Monkeywalk" has a spacey intro followed by tribal like drumming as the guitar grinds away. Some intricate guitar work later. "Run Cerberus Run" has this uptempo melody of steady drums, bass and organ. I love the guitar solos after 3 minutes. Great tune. "Scenes From The Electric Circus" has this keyboard melody as the guitars again grind away. The drumming is well done as the melody changes to electronic percussion with outbursts of industrial sounding noises.

"Animal Origin" naturally has animal like sounds and a good beat. Some blistering guitar 3 minutes in followed up a couple of minutes later by some more fantastic guitar solos. "All Doors Look Alike" has a psychedelic feel to it as the title suggests. Sax in this one, that also has some haunting and atmospheric soundscapes."The Red Monk" has a bit of a grungy feel to it with the distorted guitars, but that all changes as we get a lighter sound after 4 minutes with some excellent guitar. "Firepool" has such a haunting and atmospheric mood for 3 minutes before it turns into an uptempo song with guitar solos. Some eerie sounds 8 minutes in as the beat stops. Classical guitar to end it.

Highly recommended instrumental music ! These guys are so talented and are worthy of your attention.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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