Saturday 8 December 2018
Djam Karet - Regenerator 3017 (2014)
The 17th album from this US band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of piano, bass, drums, keyboards, rhodes, bouzouka, moog, mellotron, percussion and guitars.
I have never really explored this band with the exception of a review of their 2013 album The Trip for # 1 of this blog. I was not impressed by that album.
But I am cracking on with reviews of their two, so far, last albums. The other review will be published around Christmas time.
The music on this album is entirely instrumental.
Instrumental as in a mix of fusion and a bit King Crimson. Mostly fusion, it has to be said.
The album starts out as a muzak album and the first parts is as dull as fusion as it worst can get. Lots of dull keyboards and guitar solos.
That means thumbs down and almost an end of the project of reviewing this album. But it becomes a bit better after repeated listening sessions.
The last half has got a lot better ideas and a lot more of a bite with more interesting details. There is also a lot better guitar solos and a lot more King Crimson at the end of this forty minutes long album.
I would still not rate this as a good album as it is a pretty dull album without much to feel joyous about. Hence my not so positive verdict...