Burning The Hard City
Being called the "greatest undiscovered band in the world" by Electronic Musician magazine certainly qualifies the four-piece group known as Djam Karet for more recognition. Their CD, "Burning The Hard City", is a reissue of their 1991 release and features dual guitars (Gayle Ellett, Mike Henderson), keyboards, bass (Henry J. Osborne) and drums (Chuck Oken, Jr.) on seven extended tracks (six of which clock in at over eight minutes). The music offers tons of guitar histrionics, feedback, improvisations and, of course, wailing guitar solos (sometimes four to a tune). Having been compared to King Crimson and Pink Floyd, Djam Karet nevertheless delivers a signature hard, progressive, and futuristic sounding collection on "Burning The Hard City". It's highly unlikely fans of instrumental prog would be disappointed by this Southern California band's recorded output -- unique and visionary.
|09:17||At The Mountains Of Madness||Instrumental|
|08:13||Province 19: The Visage Of War||Instrumental|
|10:46||Feast Of Ages||Instrumental|
|11:57||Grooming The Psychosis||Instrumental|
|11:07||Ten Days To The Sand||Instrumental|
|12:07||Burning The Hard City||Instrumental|
|Gayle Ellett||Electric 7-String & 6-String Guitars, Taped Effects, Keyboards, Percussion, Production|
|Mike Henderson||Electric 12-String & 6-String Guitars, Effects, Keyboards, Production|
|Chuck Oken, Jr.||Drums, Electronic Percussion, Keyboards, Synthesizer Programming, Sequencing, Production, Engineering, Mixing|
|Henry J. Osborne||Electric 5-String Bass, Bottled Bass, Keyboards, Percussion, Production|
|Rob DeChaine||Production, Engineering, Mixing|
|Bill Ellsworth||New Artwork, Design, Packaging|
|Recorded at Underground Railroad Studios between July 1990 and April 1991.
Mixed at Brilliant Noise between April and June 1991.
CD mastering and assembly by Digiprep.