Tuesday 18 December 2018

Djam Karet - Sonic Celluloid (2017)

The 18th album from this US band.

The band is a sextet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, bouzouki, hammond organ, mellotron, keyboards, samples, synths and piano.

This band has a thirty years long history. And they are still going strong.

The band is more about creating soundscapes than real melodies on their two last albums. Both has been reviewed in this blog.

And this forty-five minutes long album is a soundscape full of ambient noises and very slow, intense guitar solos and keyboards.

This album can be compared to most of what Popol Vuh has done. Ambient music in other words.

The music here is not too bad. It is not bringing anything new and exciting to the table either.

This is a decent to good album which is OK but nothing more than that. I am not won over by this album or this band.

2.5 points

1 comment:

  1. Djam Karat never won me over either. I gave them a good chance to do so in the early 2000s...I had The Devouring and bought New Dark Age and A Night For Baku when they were released and there are a few moments here and there that are ok but overall they never really blew me away.