Reviews are beginning to come in for The Trip. Here are some samples:
EXPOSE: "This one was mixed differently that most of the band's previous efforts, in that even in the heavier guitar parts, one can still hear all the sonic detail and layering of the other
instrumentation in the background. If there ever was an album that was made for headphone listening, this is most certainly it."
LASER'S EDGE: "Arguably the best American prog band going present us with their first album in 8 years. Its' a 47 minute mindf**k of a journey - just one long continuous track. It starts out
in quiet, ambient territory and then transmogrifies into something else. Guitar leads snake to the fore and then disappear, Mellotrons and Moogs carry you along into the deepest regions of your mind. Flute
and bouzouki and there...and then they are gone. Intense stuff that walks a similar path to early 70s Pink Floyd. The band recommends you listen with headphones. I agree! Highly recommended."
PEDRO SENA: "So, it was quite a nice surprise, when I set about listening to "The Trip" ... and found that I was not going to have a single break, and that I was just going to have to close my
eyes, and arise from the ashes of my inner slumber, and go camping with my friends in a new land, a sort of no man's land for those that are afraid ... but a visual treat that asks for a new sign, that might
even say ... "for mad persons only”. ....This is Djam Karet at its best. Scary isn't it? 25 years of great music ... and still the light shines!"
We have also made the complete version of "The Trip" available as a digital download for only $9.99 via Bandcamp. We plan on adding other Djam Karet
out of print titles over the next 45 days to the Bandcamp site and to the DK Store. Thank you once again for your support!
April 23, 2013:
Welcome to the new website! We have reorganized things into a new package to celebrate the release of The Trip. Begin your explorations by clicking on Stamp 29 and
experiencing a Mini Trip. Check out our updated biography and discography. Browse the Store and check out Djam Karet releases as well as those from our label Firepool Records and Related Projects from Djam
Karet members. We have combed YouTube and put up some of the best videos from all over the world that you have created to our music. Have a question or a comment - Contact Us as we do like to hear from
you. All of this and more to come in the drive to 2014 and our 30 year anniversary.
April 18th, 2013:
Right now we are hard at work in the studio recording music for two new albums due out this Winter. So far, about ten instrumental tunes have been recorded, and many more are in the works. It is all going
quite well. Some of the music is rather Fusiony, some has strong Rock and melodic elements, and some of it is Electronic-based. Both Henry Osborne and Aaron Kenyon are involved on these projects. Later on,
we will be posting up some new music samples of how these albums are developing. so stay tuned! Also, our new album "The Trip" is going to be officially released next week, but is available now on Pre-Sale,
so we are all quite happy about how things are progressing.
April 8, 2013
Set the controls ahead for the release date of "The Trip"! The first all new Djam Karet album in 8 years will be released on compact disc Tuesday April 23, 2013. But we are making this available at a
special Pre-Order price of $9.99 plus shipping, for early orders starting Monday April 8th. (The price after the official release date will be $12.00 plus shipping). Please go HERE to hear samples of the CD, and please click HERE to purchase your travel ticket and begin your
experience! "The Trip" features one single 47 minute-long track, a psychedelic journey through your mind's eye, a classic soundtrack of a trip to places both familiar and otherworldly. Come see for yourself
the wondrous world of Djam Karet.
March 24, 2013
Final mixes for Djam Karet's "The Trip" are completed as well as the artwork. The complete CD package is off at the manufacturing plant and we are scheduling the release for the first half of May. "The Trip"
is the first studio release of all new music from Djam Karet in 8 years! It features one single 47 minute-long track, a psychedelic journey through your mind's eye, the soundtrack of a trip to places both
familiar and otherworldly. You can enjoy almost 10 minutes of the release which has been re-mixed into a "Mini-Trip." Many thanks to Dimitriadis Tasos for his incredible images, video work, and understanding
the time and space of our music.
Reviews for the latest release on Firepool Records, Herd Of Instinct's "Conjure", are coming in from around the globe. Click on the reviews' name for the full review:
"The influences...well...look no further than the opening track "Praxis" and you'll find 40 years of UK Prog and French exploration (in particular Crimso and Heldon) assembled into a melting pot that makes you gasp at its breadth and stature, quality and cohesion."
PROGGNOSIS: "Conjure is a CD that should not be missed by any fan of instrumental technical Prog, something King Crimson used to give us. Highly recommended indeed."
PROGMISTRESS: "....with its sophistication and eclecticism, it strengthens the band's reputation as one of the most interesting presences in the variegated "instrumental prog" universe, and will not disappoint those who had appreciated their debut."
PROGRESSIVE ROCK CENTRAL: "Although it's still early in the year, Herd of instinct's new album titled Conjure is certainly destined to be one of the best progressive rock releases of the year."
THE ROCKTOLOGIST: "I have to say that at times I was reminded by King Crimson, not so much for the sound but for the relentless passion of discovering new musical territory, the combination of atmospheric moments and heavy hard rock assaults, and for the off-kilter soloing they often employ. 9 out of 10."