The Electric Lucifer

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The Electric Lucifer
Album Electric Lucifer.jpg
Studio album by Bruce Haack
ReleasedMay 1970
Recorded1968–1969
GenreElectronic,[1] psychedelic rock[1]
LabelColumbia
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]

The Electric Lucifer is an album by Bruce Haack noted for its originality[citation needed] and innovative use of acid rock and electronic sounds. AllMusic describes it as "a psychedelic, anti-war song cycle about the battle between heaven and hell."[2] Haack used a Moog synthesizer and his own home-built electronics, including an early prototype vocoder. It was originally released on LP in 1970 and has been re-mastered and re-released on CD several times. The 2007 Omni Records CD release included a radio interview from 1970 and an alternate version of "Electric To Me Turn" as a bonus track. "Song of the Death Machine" and "Word Game" both feature vocals by Chris Kachulis. The lyrics mention concepts such as "powerlove" — a force so strong and good that it will not only save mankind but Lucifer himself. It remains Haack's only album to debut on a major label and was featured heavily in the 2004 documentary Haack: The King of Techno.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

A Side
No.TitleLength
1."Electric to Me Turn"1:50
2."The Word (Narration)"0:30
3."Cherubic Hymn"2:20
4."Program Me"4:39
5."War"3:45
6."National Anthem to the Moon"2:38
7."Chant of the Unborn"1:22
B Side
No.TitleLength
1."Incantation"3:15
2."Angel Child"1:01
3."Word Game"3:48
4."Song of the Death Machine"3:00
5."Super Nova"5:22
6."Requiem"3:21

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stones Throw celebrate "king of techno" Bruce Haack". Fact. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b AllMusic review

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