Saturday 13 May 2017
Vampires of Dartmoore - Dracula's Music Cabinet (1969)
The one and only album from this German band.
The Vampires Of Dartmoore was a duo of Heribert Thusek and Horst Ackermann. They did all instruments here. They are from what I can detect drums, bass, organs, voices, guitars and some woodwinds.
There are also a lot of other sounds here which I would describe as movie soundtrack outtakes.
The krautrock scene has given us some strange albums. This is probably the strangest one of them all.
Take some horror movie soundtracks and fuse them with some cheesy adult/porn-movies soundtracks. Then you add a lot of lounge jazz too and you get this album.
This is obviously a novelty album with a very limited scope and entertainment value. There is no musical value here.
In short, this is a turkey, best avoided altogether.