BRUCE HAACK MUSIC
 

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DANCE SING AND LISTEN 1963
DANCE SING AND LISTEN AGAIN 1964
DANCE SING AND LISTEN AGAIN& AGAIN 1965
THE WAY OUT RECORD FOR CHILDREN 1968
ELECTRONIC RECORD FOR CHILDREN 1969
ELECTRIC LUCIFER 1970
TOGETHER 1971
DANCE TO THE MUSIC 1972
CAPTAIN ENTROPY 1973
THIS OLD MAN 1974
FUNKY DOODLE 1975
EBENEZER ELECTRIC 1976
HAACKULA 1978
EL BOOK II 1979
BITE 1981
ZOOT ZOOT ZOOT 1981
HUSH LITTLE ROBOT 1999
LISTEN-COMPUTE ROCK HOME 1999
ELECTRIC LUCIFER BOOK II 2000 (REC. 1978)
 

** VISIT BRUCE HAACK KING OF TECHNO MOVIE SITE! **
Heather Phares, All-Music com Bruce Haack (b. 1931) - d. 1988) 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. Contemporaries like Raymond Scott and followers like Luke Vibert and Add N to X championed his unique musical vision, which embraced concepts like "Powerlove" and turned household appliances into synthesizers and modulators.

This musical vision appeared at age 4, when Haack started picking out melodies on his family's piano, and expanded; by age 12, he gave piano lessons and played in country & western bands as a teen. His upbringing in the isolated mining town of Rocky Mountain House in Alberta, Canada gave Haack plenty of time to develop his musical gifts. Seeking formal training to hone his ability, Haack applied to the University of Alberta's music program. Though that school rejected him because of his poor notation skills, at Edmonton University he wrote and recorded music for campus theater productions, hosted a radio show and played in a band. He received a degree in psychology from the university; this influence was felt later on in songs that dealt with body language and the computer-like ways children absorb information. On the merits of one of his theatrical scores, New York City's Julliard School offered Haack the opportunity to study with composer Vincent Persichetti; thanks to a scholarship from the Canadian government, he... read more

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