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The Waiting Room
Review by Gary Hill
This project is a spin off from Djam Karet. It shares the explorative nature of that band and the lack of concern for mainstream directions.

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Djam Karet
Review by Scott Montgomery

Interview with Gayle Ellett of Djam Karet from 2011


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Djam Karet - A Night For Baku
Review by Gary Hill
This is arguably the strongest album Djam Karet has ever done, and they are a band with a history of producing strong discs! The group doesn't wander far from its tried and true method of creating instrumental guitar dominated prog that is both atmospheric and dynamic.
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Djam Karet - Ascension
Review by Gary Hill
Djam Karet really is an intriguing band. The group have a way of producing material that is entertaining and catchy, while still spacey and even weird a lot of the time.
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Djam Karet - Burning the Hard City
Review by Gary Hill
Fans of guitar dominated instrumental prog rejoice. Burning the Hard City by Djam Karet has been reissued. This band pulls off progressive rock changes and metallic power all the while blending it with very listenable grooves.
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Various Artists - Got Prog? - Sampler 1
Review by Greg Olma
Sampler compilations are always sketchy endeavors. I for one would not want to compile one myself. My tastes are far too wide and I would be thinking of what I like and not what I thought fits best.
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Djam Karet - Live at NEARfest 2001
Review by Gary Hill
Djam Karet's particular form of progressive rock is very guitar dominated, and is really about instrumentals that showcase atmospheric themes, soaring guitar patterns and intricate song structures.
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Djam Karet - Live at Orion
Review by Gary Hill
Combining elements of King Crimson, Rush, Zappa, Steve Vai and others as diverse as the Allman Brothers, this album is a very strong guitar dominated instrumental prog work. The disc does not come across as blind noodling, as some of this genre does.
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Djam Karet - New Dark Age
Review by Gary Hill
The newest release from Djam Karet, this one continues their tradition of rather unusual guitar driven progressive rock instrumentals. It features some jams that are quite entertaining and interesting and would be a good introduction to band for first time listeners while still pleasing their longtime fans.
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Djam Karet - Recollection Harvest
Review by Gary Hill
Djam Karet have worked hard to create their own unique brand of guitar dominated instrumental prog. They have been at it for twenty years now, and with their latest, Recollection Harvest, they are working to challenge themselves, their listeners and all preconceived notions about the band's sound.
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Djam Karet - Reflections From The Firepool
Review by Gary Hill
Another Djam Karet CD being reissued on the Cuneiform label, this one is a great album, still firmly in the band's trademark style. Honestly, when you pick up a new album by this group, you pretty much know what you are getting. In this case, that is not a bad thing.
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Djam Karet - Regenerator 3017
Review by G. W. Hill

The one thing you can always count on with Djam Karet is quality.


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Fernwood - Sangita
Review by Scott Montgomery

This is a real gem!  It’s one of the most deliciously satisfying albums that I have heard all year.  


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Djam Karet - Suspension and Displacement
Review by Gary Hill
Pink Floyd is a big influence on this album, as are King Crimson and Hawkwind. The album was recorded at the same time as Burning the Hard City, but is much more sedate than that album.
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Djam Karet - The Heavy Soul Sessions
Review by Scott Montgomery

The latest (and much anticipated) Djam Karet release is another smashing success for this stalwart California prog powerhouse.  


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Djam Karet - The Ritual Continues
Review by Gary Hill
This album is an early release by Djam Karet, but still shows plenty of signs of the band that they are today. This group is one of the few who can create entire albums of instrumental music that are satisfying and feel complete.
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Djam Karet - The Trip
Review by G. W. Hill

A few albums this time around have been mildly disappointing to me.


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