Like many people who have recently discovered the music of Bruce Haack, I first learned about Haack after watching the "Haack: The King of Techno" documentary on the Documentary Channel. As a keyboard player myself and someone who has an interest in vintage synthesizer and electronic music technology, the documentary really peaked my interest in Bruce Haack. As such, I've recently bought a number of his albums on CD, although as I've learned, building up a collection of Haack's albums isn't the easiest thing to do, since a majority of his albums are available only as Japanese import CDs and not always readily stocked by US online retailers. When I started seeking out Haack's albums a couple of months ago, I was disappointed to find that "Electric Lucifer" had never been released on CD. However, I was pleasantly surprised to learn shortly thereafter that the album was, in fact, going to be released on CD, so I immediately placed my pre-order through Amazon and received the CD yesterday.
Although I had already heard a few of the "Electric Lucifer" tracks on the "Hush Little Robot" compilation CD, it was great to be able to listen to the original album in its entirety. The record seems to have been touted as somewhat of a concept album where "Powerlove" conquers all evil, although I personally wasn't able to discern any type of distinct storyline throughout the album. Nonetheless, the album is full of original, Haack-esque electronica, which was my main draw to Haack's works in the first place. In terms of the album's electronic music aspect, I find the opening track, "Electric to me Turn", to be one of the most interesting tracks on the albums. Lyrically speaking, I think "Word Game" is a very clever track. As a bonus, this CD also includes a 1970 radio interview with Bruce Haack, a previously unreleased alternate version of "Electric to me Turn", and on top of that, very interesting and extensive liner notes.
For anyone interested in the works of Bruce Haack, I'd highly recommend this album. Kudos to the Omni Recording Corporation for remastering and re-releasing this gem!