Kleptomania - same (1968-75, Belgium, proghardrock, Music Emporium 2CDrip, flac, cue, artwork)
*** Reviewed by great fellow Adamus67 ***Kleptomania came from Belgium (Brusselse)and was founded in 1969 by Dany Lademacher, Roger Vollaert and Charlie DeRademaeker, who made experiences in other belgian groups before. They played progressive rock with two guitars, bass, vocals and drums and were an important live-band in Belgium at that time. It´s only selftitled album was recorded in 1971 at Flame-Records, Hilversum, but could not be released, because Flame-Records broke at this time. In 1979 the record was released in Nehterlands without the consent of the band in a very small quantity. Between 1969 and 1975 the band made also five singles, all very well done. De LP "Elephants Lost" zat in een volledig witte hoes, zonder enige opdruk op de voorkant: geen groepsnaam, geen titel, geen label...
There are two dates - 1971 and 1972. Originally released as an album reportedly pressing private label Flame. Although it appears Built 1979, but perhaps this date refers to the unofficial (pirated) re entitled 'Lost Elephants'.
The German edition of Amber Soundroom we have, also called a 'Lost Elephants'. Only this time it is a double edition. The first disc contains material that is likely from the original plate, on the other hand, was a compilation of mostly singles(all five singles)recordings made in 1969-1975. Interesting.
On first disc, rule heavy improvised playing undoubtedly grown from fascination achievements Black Sabbath. These sounds hypnotize me from beginning to end. It is absolutely phenomenal musician and probably the most wasted of the local band scene. Belgian rock was then a very prolific - Waterloo to mention the Irish Coffee. But, These the formations, succeeded in to record at least one full-fledged album.
Taking into account all the circumstances and the times when the work team to create a work genuinely surprising his maturity. Music delights spontaneous and effortless melodic atmosphere. Whole and is based primarily on the guitar, sometimes threaded improvisations. I have to admit that in his music class is one of the most interesting achievements of this type. Really.
In most cases, there is a clearly instrumental follies where perhaps only three recordings made quite a convincing voice.
In some places, enriched sound of the organ Hammond sounds sometimes performing solo functions.
I like how the band, was-able to move quite freely from the party to a really sharp, crushing motifs, such as the 'Stop' short verses where only the vocalist is accompanied by drums, but then joined the rest of the team follows exposing two guitars, one of which stands out quite easily riff, while the other tickles the ears marvelous solos
Even more powerful and aggressive seems to be entirely instrumental 'Eligia'. Also built on ingenious, though riff guitar, which is the background for the second guitar improvisation. One might add that all of these songs are deeply steeped in psychedelic aura, but it would be too trivial statement.
In contrast delicate 'Thema' is full of fleeting charm, very atmospheric impression, which presents its formation more noble face, especially wonderfully penetrating guitars. Quite short 'Cadens' is already back to pre-planned positions, or playing close to the work of Black Sabbath. Again our ears attacks coarse guitar riff and then the whole decorated with wild feats second-guitarist.
At the end of Kleptomania proposed simply sensational 'Visit For Above'. It was a song full of optimism, even introductory vocal harmonies and varied two digressions - for example, a brief interlude on the Hammond organ, and full of expression, lively finale. It's so hard to describe it all at the same time without falling into banality. I think that this song should become hits. Only one problem - the songs are never hits.
It is a work absolutely enchanting. Sometimes I just feel that some of the compositions as if they stopped suddenly or lacking ideas for their closure. But do hit in eye (or rather ears).
It might also be that this is just my imaginations.
Thank you so much Adam for that effort
This album (1972) was only released as a very hard to find bootleg (300 pressings) (1979) due to a failure of the record company.
Kleptomania was an important Belgian band with well known members:
Dany Lademacher see Herman Brood
-Wim Hombergen-Charlie Deraedemaker and Roger Wollaert (Machiavel) and the Dutch Kayak
Also Francis Goya (see artist entry) and Lou Depryck (see artist entry) (Two Man Sound, Lou and the Hollywood Bananas-Plastic Bertrand) were briefly member.
Their music can best be described as a sound close to Led Zeppelin, Byrds (Younger Than Yesterday period) and Montrose. Their jammings are very similar to 'The Byrds' improvisations of the Untitled album.
Included are Moonchild, Mean Old Man, Kept Woman, Rock and Roll...and yes...a Byrds cover: So You Wanna Be A Rock And Roll Star........
This very limited edition has the whole album plus 4 singles, b-sides, demos and unreleased tracks too.
(~RYM) by beestie
Kleptomania - Visit For Above [1972 Hard Rock Belgium]
Lou Deprijck (vcls)
Francis Goya (gtr)
Charlie Deraedemaeker (bs)
Wim Hombergen (gtr, vcls)
Roger Wollaert (drms)
Dany Lademacher (gtr, vcls)
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