Djam Karet: New Dark Age
The piece titled “No Man’s Land,” is all about contrasting elements amid subtly rendered EFX, atmospheric underpinnings, and a straightforward hard rock approach. However, “All Clear” features Gayle Ellett’s catchy organ-based motifs in concert with the musicians’ melding of 70’s style and somewhat brazen prog-rock musings along with slight injections of quasi-psychedelic treatments. Here, the soloists’ pursue climactic opuses atop suspenseful orchestrations, Mike Henderson’s wistful electric slide guitar work and their altogether forward thinking strategies. - Highlights abound throughout, as the musicians’ also embed unobtrusive doses of space rock, ambient electronic passages, and homespun electro/acoustic interludes into their rather diverse bag of tricks as the band’s rich legacy continues to unfold with each subsequent release. Recommended!
Track Listing: No Man
Personnel: Gayle Ellett; electric guitar, mellotron, organ, synths, field recordings, effects: Chuck Oken, Jr.; drums & perc, synths: Henry J. Osborne; bass, perc: Mike Henderson; acoustic, electric 6 & 12 string guitars, slide guitar, acoustic & electronic perc. synths, field recording & effects
Record Label: Cuneiform Records
Style: Fusion/Progressive Rock