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Saturday 10 December 2022
IQ concert, Poppodium Boerderij, Zoetermeer
Door de Brexit komen titels die uit de UK afkomstig zijn nog altijd
met vertraging binnen. Soms valt het mee en duurt het slechts 2-3
weken, maar het komt helaas ook voor dat we 4 weken of meer moeten
wachten. We doen ons best om alles zo goed en snel mogelijk te
regelen, maar het blijft lastig...
|Titel||Island in the red night sky|
|Genre||Progressive / Neoprog / RIO|
|Omschrijving||Djam Karet have just finished recording their 20th
album, titled Island In The Red Night Sky (2022).
The group was formed back in 1984, and this is a
celebration of the band`s 38 years together.
Featuring all four original members of the group,
this is the band`s darkest release so far. It was
conceived as the companion release to their
previous album A Sky Full Of Stars For A Roof.
Island In The Red Night Sky is a dystopian view of
the world we currently live in. Gayle Ellett
explained "Working on this album has provided a
bit of an escape, an island of reprieve, from the
dark pandemic that looms over us all like a
menacing red night sky."
Combining analog and modular synthesizers with
numerous acoustic instruments from around the
world, Djam Karet is exploring new territory on
this dark psychedelic journey of discovery. Greek
bouzouki, harmonium, sitar, udu, talking drum and
other ethnic instruments, help bring a warm vibe
to this highly melancholic and visionary work.
Swirling electronic soundscapes expand to reveal
new environments of pensive menace, as unusual
found-sounds merge with traditional instruments,
creating a unique netherworld of sound. In order
to maintain a more lively and dynamic sound, no
compression was used in the mixing of this album.
Created in a style that is somewhat similar to
their previous album A Sky Full Of Stars For A
Roof, this new work has a sound that is at times
both familiar and foreign...and is sure to become
a fan favorite!
Island In The Red Night Sky was created to be
listened to as a whole album, all the way through.
Not a mere collection of songs, this album is 46
minutes of music that ebbs and flows through peaks
and valleys of menacing beauty. Gayle Ellett
explained "We wanted to blend exotic acoustic
instruments with dark electronic synths and found-
sounds, in a new and unique way, to create a new
sound that would help us rise up to a higher level
of creativity and quality...and hopefully with
this new album we`ve achieved our goals.
Featured guest musicians include Todd Montgomery
(Fernwood) on sitar, Mark Cook (Herd Of Instinct)
on guitar and piano, and chanting by Hani Naser.
1. Arrival (6.05)
2. The Master`s Palace (5.53)
3. The Continuum (4.39)
4. CODE-T1242 (5.01)
5. The Other Side (7.13)
6. Light Scattering By Small Particles (3.29)
7. Woolsey Town (7.50)
8. A New Dawn (5.06)|