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ARTIST
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Hush Little Robot
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CD

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CATALOG #
QDK 032CD QDK 032CD
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RELEASE DATE
2/1/1999

Originally released in 1998, this collection of the very best of Canadian electronic composer Bruce Haack's eccentric and unsettlingly eclectic career, spanning from 1968-1974 -- from children's songs to The Electric Lucifer -- is repressed and finally available again. Created and performed on electronic instruments he invented and built entirely by himself, Haack's music is an otherworldly mixture of twisted psychedelic Moog, surrealist collage, acid-tinged pop, droning keyboards, lighthearted lyrics and offbeat, outsider sincerity, all presented with astoundingly innovative production techniques from one of electronic music's singularly quirky pioneers. Most of the music on this album was programmed on a polyphonic music computer built by Haack from surplus parts furnished by Ver-Tech Radio Philadelphia. The machine was made in 18 months without diagrams or plans (Haack never studied electronics), and produced up to twelve simultaneous voices in sequence via a memory holding over 4,000 bits of information. Featured here are songs like "Electric To Me Turn" and "Song Of The Death Machine," originally released on The Electric Lucifer, Haack's legendary major-label debut, originally released on Columbia in 1970; "School For Robots" from The Way-Out Record For Children, originally released on Haack's own label, Dimension 5, in 1968; and "Thank You," a special message to the listener from the composer. Also included are two college radio interviews with Haack. An insightful, if not essential overview of a truly unique musician that serves as, to quote the liner notes, "an electronic musical-poetic treat for children and high school-people revealing more wonders of our earth-ship."