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Live at Orion
Djam Karet
Live at Orion
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Djam Karet
Title: Live at Orion
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Cuneiform
Original Release Date: 5/12/1999
Re-Release Date: 5/15/1999
Album Type: Live
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Ambient, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 045775011929

CD Reviews

Wonderful Summary of Djam Karet
Robert Carlberg | Seattle | 09/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I wrote the line, "the best undiscovered band in the world" (quoted on the cover sticker) and I still stand by it. It's a damn shame that Djam Karet still labors in relative obscurity, because they bring more to the party than any ten "name" bands. They are vicious and sweet, terrifying and sane, enormous and meticulous all at the same time. They are a band of dynamics and contrasts, sound painters of a cubist soundscape, a vision of where music ought to be (if it hadn't been co-opted by corporate sponsorship).Nah, I take it back. Their fierce independence is part of their appeal.If you don't know the band this is a great place to start -- it features absolutely killer versions of most of their best previous material. If you DO know the band, I don't have to tell you."
The best band you've never heard of
Thelonious | 11/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Djam Karet is true alternative music, challenging the orthodoxy of various musical mainstreams with their complex, imaginative compositions and improvisations. The guitar playing has the ferocity and aggression of Heavy Metal without the harmonic limitations that often plague that genre. The rhythm section has the complexity and technical polish of most Progressive Rock without the show-offy flourishes of pure technique that often mar that genre. This is one of music's most underappreciated bands."
Djam Karet- End of a Chapter
Carl Johnson | Detroit, MI United States | 06/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Djam Karet was one of struggling 1980's Progressive rock bands. Unlike some of the more musically complex bands from that time (and on into the 1990's), Djam Karet has an overall feel that is more akin to Art Rock. The guitars are out front, the band is tight, expressive, musically intelligent beyond any mundane proficiency, yet still accessible to audiences. This record catches the band kind of wrapping up the years from 1986 to 1998, performed live and cleanly, tight and vivacious...
Another reviewer called Djam Karet one of the greatest 'underrated' bands of this time in Progressive Rock. After this record, the band started their journey towards a 'New Age' sound (Steve Roach, Robert Rich, etc.).
'Live at the Orion' closes a ten plus year chapter in a fine way of the purest Art Rock form of this band. The recording is perfect. And the truth be known, the material that the band did during those years just comes short of a band solidifying their sound and identity. While not quite as good as Suspension & Displacement, this comes real Damn close! Excellent spin!