Djam Karet's Progressive Rock Revival in Echoes Podcast
Djam Karet has been carrying the progressive music torch for 33 years, which is a long time, especially for an American band. But in that span and with 19 albums, they’ve pushed the envelope of modern instrumental music. Although they are in a lineage that includes King Crimson, Gong, The Soft Machine and The Mahavishnu Orchestra among others, they aren’t mired in Progrock’s past, but point to a possible future. They’ve just put out one of their most concise and meticulous albums, Sonic Celluloid. I talk to this band for the first time since I met them in 1989 in their old warehouse basement studio in Claremont.