March 16, 2018

The Whiskey Mountain Sessions II

Arriving in the DK Store today, is a very special and limited (150 pieces) glass mastered CD by Hillmen titled The Whiskey Mountain Sessions II. Hillmen is a side project by the ever prolific Gayle Ellett of Djam Karet and in ways is a homage to the early improvisational days of Djam Karet. Completely improvised and played by humans with hands and feet, this music flows like jazz through the minds of veteran players who are recording in one of the most creative and artistically fertile areas of greater Los Angeles - Topanga Canyon. The music reflects the air and space in which it was recorded and yet has an English Canterbury quality to it as compared to the rock improvisations of Djam Karet which have a darker and more sinister tone. Act sooner than later as these are also autographed and numbered by the entire band with some great artwork by Mike Murray and are strictly LTD to 150 pieces. Have a look and listen here.

March 3, 2018

Soon to be relesed on Djam Karet's Firepool Records, this very limited edition CD (all 150 copies will be autographed by the band) takes their "free improvisation" to the next level with 40 minutes of completely improvised music forged deep in the hills of Topanga, California. For more information, please head over to our Firepool Records page.

January 9, 2018

New to the DK Store is a very limited 60 piece CDR release via Ultima Thule in the UK. The Freeman Brothers who run UT have been huge supporters of Djam Karet from the very beginning and deserve a lot of credit for keeping progressive music alive in the dark ages of the 80's and 90's. Kafka'a Breakfast updates the out of print cassette tape version with this limited CDR and has also been remastered. The 4 studio songs pre date Djam Karet, but there is a lot of DK in them. The live improvisation is from The Ritual Continues Sessions and is glorious if your head enjoys our expansive rock improvisation works. We have but a handful...

What is in store for 2018? Music, definitely music. Shortly there should be something from The Hillmen which continues their journeys into long term rock improvisation. Next up is The Heavy Soul Sessions 2 from Djam Karet which finalizes those all important live in the studio recording sessions from 2010. There will be a barrage of solo projects from Chuck Oken, Jr (with Gayle Ellett and Mike Henderson) over the summer as well as a studio release from bassist Aaron Kenyon and his long term recording partner Joel Connell. End of the Year or First Quarter 2019 should see a brand new Djam Karet studio release if the world does not implode or explode.

Can't end this without thanking all of you for your support over the years and especially with Sonic Celluloid in 2017. The release was very well received and it sold well in times that are a changing for all musicians. Thank you!