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White Arrow Project
Review by Gary Hill
Featuring a couple members of Djam Karet, one might expect this disc to sound like that outfit.

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Djam Karet - A Night For Baku
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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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Henderson/Oken - Dream Theory in the IE
Review by G. W. Hill

Mike Henderson and Chuck Oken are both members of Djam Karet, so one might expect this to sound like that band.


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


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