Recollection Harvest

by Djam Karet

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With Recollection Harvest, Djam Karet has again succeeded in making a powerful and beautiful album of progressive rock. Recollection Harvest is also a landmark in the band’s restless sonic evolution. In the band’s own words, Never content to just sit on our ass, we worked diligently to explore a more melodic and orchestrated vision of high energy progressive rock. Deeply disturbing atmospheres and netherworlds await. Acoustic guitars, generous use of vintage analog synths and mellotrons, and the use of 2 bass players for compositional ideas, are paired along with familiar aspects of the Djam Karet sound: ripping dual lead guitars, a dynamic pounding rhythm section, and electronic treated field recordings and soundscapes. Recollection Harvest is the band’s 16th studio recording, and is actually two albums combined. The first half, Recollection Harvest, is Djam Karet’s most extensive foray into high energy melodic rock underpinned by vintage and modern keyboards. It also shows Djam Karet revisiting its "fusion" roots. The second half, titled "Indian Summer", is a quieter, more introspective and evocative work in which Djam Karet explores a variety of electro/acoustic sounds and moods. The instrumentation ranges from acoustic guitars and bazouki, to hand percussion, modular analog synths, and field recordings from the Middle East.

"All the clichés ever used about instrumental prog rock at its best would be appropriate here – soaring,anthemic, powerful, gorgeous, cosmic, and so on...that’s good news for anyone who wants to revisit the glory days of the genre – or find out why this type of music still has so many fans.... Their music has a sweeping, epic sound very much in the tradition ..."
– Bill Tilland, All Music Guide

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