Top-Notch Prog-Rock/Fusion Band
MICHEL LARA | MIAMI, FLORIDA United States | 04/06/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Djam Karet's music is without a doubt one the unique sounds out in the Prog-Rock scene. Released in 1989 this recording brings out what Djam Karet is all about-Floydian dreamscapes intersect with the complexity of King Crimson but without sounding the same; also mix in with brilliant improv-guitars from Gayle Ellet & Mike Henderson,the incredible sound from Henry Osbourne's bass and the tribal-like percussion & drums' sound from Chuck Oken Jr.On this Cd you can expect the guitars which is the backbone, but the the wall of sound is completed by adding keyboards,sampling and tapes. Favorite tracks-The Sky Opens Twice,Run Cerberus Run,Reflections from the Firepool&Fall of the Monkeywalk.For beginners they can start with The Devouring(1997)in my opinion their best recording so far or Live at Orion(1999)where they cover all their previous albums. Djam Karet is my favorite band nowadays and you can support them by logging in at their website www.DjamKaret.com where you can listen to complete sound samples from all their CDs. Their next output is titled New Dark Age due out in June/2001."