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Easy Listening Exotica of all the electronic music pioneers whose radical experiments are finally reaching a wider audience bruce haack' music is probably the most enjoyable any man who can score kraft cheese commercials in the 1950s write an album called 'haackula' and finish his career with a brilliant 12 on def jam deserves at least one proper retrospective a music school dropout haack spent the '50s doing everything from writing pop songs and musique concrete to playing homemade heatsensitive synthesizers on the foreheads of tv show guests his experimentation somehow led him to the field of educational music for children in which he created his bestknown work released throughout the '60s on his own dimension 5 label these albums are both whimsical and haunting truly futuristic and yet grounded by the most innocent and everyday concerns of the kindergarten teacher yet 'farad' bruce haack is concerned with the music haack made in the 70s and 80s for adults starting with his conceptual electronic psychrock masterpiece and fantastically majorlabel debut 'electric lucifer' its theme is no less than allout war between heaven and hell where hope is derived from the force of 'powerlove' and joy from the moogs and the protovocoders like his friend raymond scott many of haack's instruments were homemade and in his case often improvised from found items and assembled without any clear plan of the final outcome this compilation brings together haack' lush electropsych grooves and a variety of his more abstract recordings and highlights his use of the farad one of the very first vocoders which haack invests with rare emotion amidst all the electronic drones and effects bruce haack created something strikingly primal and human posing man and machine as neither in conflict or unity but as partners in the same exploration of music and sound on stones throw