Djam Karet – Sonic Celluloid (HC Productions HC019, 2017)
Progressive rock band Djam Karet has released another gem. Sonic Celluloid is envisioned as “sound as cinema.” While the description cinematic quickly comes to mind, this is not a richly orchestral album. Instead, Djam Karet treats the listener to 10 tracks where mellotron, real drums and sequencers are mixed with progressive rock and spacey guitars.
The band reveals that Sonic Celluloid has more minimoogs and mellotrons than any of the previous releases. And it’s pretty evident. Fans of mellotron will really enjoy this album.
The lineup on the album includes Gayle Ellett on electric and acoustic guitars, Greek Bouzouki, Moog, Mellotron, Hammond organ & Rhodes; Chuck Oken, Jr. on drums, analog and digital keyboard sequencing and soundscapes; Henry J. Osborne on bass; Mike Henderson on guitar feedback; Mike Murray on guitar atmospheres and piano; and Aaron Kenyon on bass effects.
Djam Karet continues to impress with their forward-thinking vision of progressive music, fusing well-crafted progressive rock with mesmerizing electronics.
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