Haack, Bruce - Farad: The Electric Voice (Mega Blowout Sale)

SKU 23-STH 2221CD
Bruce Haack, born on May 4, 1931, was one of the most musically and lyrically inventive children's songwriters of the '60s and '70s. Despite -- or perhaps because of -- his intended audience, his music was unusually expressive, combining homemade analog synths; classical, country, pop, and rock elements; and surreal, idealistic lyrics. Haack's innovations and desire to teach still sound fresh, making his music a favorite with fans of analog synths and esoteric recordings.
...Though he had little formal training in electronics, he made synthesizers and modulators out of any gadgets and surplus parts he could find, including guitar effects pedals and battery-operated transistor radios. Eschewing diagrams and plans, Haack improvised, creating instruments capable of 12-voice polyphony and random composition. Using these modular synthesizer systems, he then recorded with two two-track reel-to-reel decks, adding a moody tape echo to his already distinctive pieces.”-AllMusic
“Bruce Haack's obscure, early beat driven electronica albums can be a little hit and miss - not to mention almost impossible to find - so what could be better than a double lp of weirdness which picks out the more interesting compositions from Haack's mostly subterranean career? Farad the Electric Voice really does what it's supposed to do covering the period from Electric Lucifer in 1970 to his strange take on dance music on 1982's Party Machine single.
This is a must for those adventurous listeners with a liking for Silver Apples/Kraftwerk/Residents and etc. It's all so completely crazy sounding and ideal for bizarre dancing session next time you have people over to your house for drinks. Or to take large amounts of recreational narcotics.”-rateyourmusic
  • LabelStone's Throw
  • UPC659457222123
Your Price $7.00

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