Thursday, June 5, 2008

DVD Recommendation - Haack: The King of Techno

If you've never heard of Bruce Haack before, you're not alone. Prior to seeing this movie, I hadn't heard of him either. Whether you are familiar with him or not, however, Haack was a very unique character and an important pioneer in electronic music. Haack spent most of his career (from the early 60's) making children's music, largely using self-built synthesizers. He also made albums aimed more at the grown-up market, such as 1970's "Electric Lucifer", an album that occasionally bears a resemblance to the stuff Kraftwerk would eventually become famous for. "Haack: The King of Techno" is a very interesting look at Haack's life and legacy that demonstrates how sometimes true pioneers get obscured by the cobwebs of history.

2 comments:

THC1138 said...

Yeah, this one is great, and Haack's music is really unique and enjoyable. A friend mentioned him to me a long time ago, but it took this documentary to really get me to look into his work.

aL said...

The Russell Simmons stuff sounded super interesting.