Bruce Haack - Electric Lucifer Song Book II
The albums of Canadian synth wizard, Bruce Haack, might not have gotten the widespread love and attention they deserved upon their initial releases in the '60s and '70s, but they've nevertheless proven immensely influential and timeless, despite their use of dated technology. Even with various reissues of his work in the past decade, though, a lot of Haack's work is still hard to come by.
The sequel to his now-revered 1970 LP Electric Lucifer, Electric Lucifer: Song Book II first arrived in 1979 but hasn't been very available on western shores since then. Telephone Explosion, a label from Haack's native land, is rectifying that dilemma, having announced a nice new pressing of that Electric Lucifer: Song Book II.
The record treads similar sonic ground to its predecessor, but Haack had clearly processed the music of the '70s when he made it, filling this sequel with some deep funk, prog, sound collage, and jazz fusion tidbits.
Track list: 01 Mean Old Devil (3:29) 02 Ancient Mariner (4:02) 03 Stand Up Lazaras (4:20) 04 Hookin For The Honey (4:08) 05 Just A Song At Twilight (5:06) 06 Good-Life-Good Life (2:49) 07 Gastronomicplentyfication (3:47) 08 Noonday Sun (1:54) 09 Moonlight And Roses (4:55)