Monday, April 15, 2019

Djam Karet "A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Psychedelic
Label: HC PRoductions - HC019
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 15, 2019
1. Beyond The Frontier (5.49)
2. Long Ride To Eden (5.58)
3. West Coast (5.57)
4. A Sky Full Of Stars For A Roof (11.05)
5. Dust In The Sun (3.00)
6. On The Third Day Arrived The Crow (4.03)
7. Specter Of Twilight (3.27)
8. Night Falls (4.58)

Gayle Ellett (Fernwood, Herd of Instinct, Hillmen, The Maskit Chamber): harmonium, dilruba, acoustic & electric guitars, 8 & 4 string tenor ukulele, vibraphone, viola, Greek bouzouki, EBow, upright bass, analog synth, Hammond organ, Mellotron choir, gopichand, tar, mbira, wooden flutes, surmandal, tanpura, cumbus, congas, udu, krakebs, tambourine, bicycle bell, and field recordings
Mike Henderson: electric guitar, 12 string acoustic guitar, slide guitar, synthesizers
Chuck Oken jr.: analog and digital keyboard sequencing and soundscapes, drums
Henry Osborne: bass
Mike Murray (Hillmen): acoustic guitar (3), electric mandocello (1, 3)
Todd Montgomery (Fernwood): sitar (1, 2, 6), Irish bouzouki (6)
Micah Nelson: charango (3 & 5)
Mark Cook (Herd of Instinct, Spoke of Shadows): electric guitar, fretless guitar, bass (7)
Shannon Michael Terry: Array mbira (5)

Featuring all four original members of the group, this is their 19th album, and is their most melodic and acoustic release so far. Combining analog and modular synthesizers with numerous acoustic instruments from around the world, Djam Karet is exploring new territory on this psychedelic journey of discovery. Harmonium, dilruba, mbira, udu and other exotic instruments, help bring a warm vibe to this highly melodic and visionary work, as swirling electronic soundscapes expand to reveal new acoustic environments of exotic goodness. With a sound that is a blend of West Coast Psychedelic music, Canterbury, and 1970's Progressive music, this is their best album so far.
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