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Burning The Hard City

a Studio release
Djam Karet

Release Year: 1991

Date Label Catalog # Comments
1991 HC Productions HC006 CD/LP/Cassette
Produced by Djam Karet and Rob DeChaine
Engineered and mixed by Rob DeChaine and Chuck Oken, Jr.
Recorded at Underground Railroad Studios between July 1990 & April 1991
Mixed at Brilliant Noise between April & June 1991
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 3/6/2001 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 1/16/2017 3:22:00 AM by: Oleg
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Gayle Ellett
Electric 7-String and 6-String Guitars, Taped Effects, Keyboards, Percussion
Mike Henderson
Electric Twelve And Six String Guitars, Effects, Keyboards
Chuck Oken, Jr.
Drums, Electronic Percussion, Keyboards Synthesizer Programming And Sequencing
Henry Osborne
Electric Bass, Bottled Bass, Keyboards, Percussion

Reviewed by Nuno on 01 Oct 2001

Impressive progressive madness from Djam Karet in this Burning the Hard City.
Listening to this album is like taking a long trip into the realms of jazzy/hard/improvisation prog.
Like Ozric Tentacles experimental voyages, Djam Karet tries it all, mixing a long list of influences into a complex, extra-innovative content.
From Satriani guitar sounds, passing through King Crimson complexity, adding a lot of music textures that seem out of the most psychedelic albums of Pink Floyd, some hints of Wishbone Ahs and even more attacking attitudes resembling to something Ministry or Metallica would have done if they were into jazzy heavy stuff…and on top some 70’s vintage sounds.
If you can imagine this, translated in just one album, you will begin to get the wider picture.
The result of this huge melting process in the same pot of music is an inventive, refreshing case study on jazz-prog.
Ok, so this is definitely not easy-to-listen stuff, but after a few listens you will begin the process of assimilation and you will surely Djam too…