Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Vampires of Dartmoore|
Dracula's Music Cabinet (Ocrd)
Genres: Pop, Rock
Vinyl LP pressing. 2009 archive release, the uber-rare soundtrack to a film that never existed, performed by an imaginary Pop group. Incredible Polanski-inspired German Hip-Hop psychsploitation beats from 1969. This is the... more »
Vinyl LP pressing. 2009 archive release, the uber-rare soundtrack to a film that never existed, performed by an imaginary Pop group. Incredible Polanski-inspired German Hip-Hop psychsploitation beats from 1969. This is the movie soundtrack to a film that never existed. This is the movie soundtrack by the band that was never requested. These were the sound library musicians who had to invent their own clients and imaginary cast, crew and plot to get their music heard, by a niche audience, before floating deep into the depths of the rare record reservoir gasping for breath. Finders Keepers.
William R. Nicholas | Mahwah, NJ USA | 08/11/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hummmm..........ok, I have an idea, come here. Get real close, i wanna say it in your ear, so the stiff suit bullies can't listen. Alright, ready?
Why don't we take a 40 year old soundtrack to a film that never exisited, and put it on CD. No one has ever heard of this thing, there is no film to ascribe it to. And you wanna know the kicker?: no one buys CDs anymore, so we'll make sure this never gets downloaded. I'll bet you it makes us Millons.
That is what cratedigger Andy Votel does with Vampires of Dartmore, a soundtrack to a 1969 creeper that never was made. This is a wonderful, wierdo treat, filled with funnily spooky psych, lots of sexual inuendo--is she screaming in fear or pleasure? This has tons of sound effects, either from an old fashioned tape real or a prototype synthasizer.
But this is no gag album: plenty of great music that reminds me of Kristof Komada's 60s work for Polanskis movies. But where that film and music was genuinely scray, this is more about the funny, sexy vampire you are pushing away with one hand and pulling towards your lips with the other. Oh, Drac. You disgusting beast. Come to me now.
Only Andy Votel could be responsable for this. A lot of DJs use psych albums for beats and effects, but Votel makes this type of long gone Euro oddness an end in itself. He heart is in 60s-70s Europian exotica the way most DJs wear 70s American funk on their sleeve.
Stick your neck out and get bit by this.