Bruce Haack ‎– The Electric Lucifer

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Electric To Me Turn 1:50
The Word (Narration) 0:30
Cherubic Hymn 2:20
Program Me 4:37
War 3:43
National Anthem To The Moon 2:38
Chant Of The Unborn 1:22
Incantation 3:15
Angel Child 1:01
Word Game 3:48
Song Of The Death Machine 3:00
Super Nova 5:22
Requiem 3:21

Versions (9)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CS 9991 Bruce Haack The Electric Lucifer(LP, Album) Columbia CS 9991 US 1970 Sell This Version
CS 9991 Bruce Haack The Electric Lucifer(LP) Columbia CS 9991 US 1970 Sell This Version
CS 9991 Bruce Haack The Electric Lucifer(LP) Columbia CS 9991 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
CS 9991 Bruce Haack The Electric Lucifer(LP, Promo) Columbia CS 9991 US 1970 Sell This Version
CS 9991 Bruce Haack The Electric Lucifer(LP, Album, RE) Columbia CS 9991 US 2000 Sell This Version
OMNI-110 Bruce Haack The Electric Lucifer(CD, Album, RE, RM) The Omni Recording Corporation OMNI-110 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
OMNI - 176LP Bruce Haack The Electric Lucifer(LP, Album, RE) The Omni Recording Corporation OMNI - 176LP Australia 2014 Sell This Version
TER041 Bruce Haack The Electric Lucifer(LP, Album, RE, RM) Telephone Explosion Records TER041 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
CS 9991 Bruce Haack The Electric Lucifer(LP, Album, RE) Columbia CS 9991 US Unknown Sell This Version

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salvadory

salvadory

February 1, 2020
referencing The Electric Lucifer, CD, Album, RE, RM, OMNI-110

Another cult classic electronic prog rockish oddity from a pioneer of DIY electronics-- with a cover to die for ! Weird fun and like the flaming lips 30 years early!
rosecoloredcorner

rosecoloredcorner

January 12, 2018
referencing The Electric Lucifer, LP, Album, RE, RM, TER041
I've never heard an original copy, but the sound quality on this reissue is truly exceptional. It's just a bummer they didn't replicate the original back cover art. The rear cover on this release is generic, lifeless and typical of modern vinyl releases. What gives?
iggi_unpop

iggi_unpop

November 18, 2016
referencing The Electric Lucifer, LP, Album, CS 9991
This is so far ahead of its time that some tracks even today sound as if they came from the future! In 2016!
ultimathulerecords

ultimathulerecords

June 27, 2015
referencing The Electric Lucifer, LP, Album, CS 9991
One for fans of the now well-dated and cheesy synth sounds of 1970. So innovative at the time, this is a bubble into the past, high-end technology meeting what amounts to a bizarre psychedelic rock opera. It'll either bring a gleeful tear to the eye or make you cringe! Maybe one needs a few tabs of LSD to really appreciate it?
miximus

miximus

May 11, 2014
referencing The Electric Lucifer, LP, Album, RE, OMNI - 176LP
Two errors, to report:

This Australian LP is a REissue. Note the UPC, 725543917614.

Now look at the US release. Note the UPC. It is the same.

The US release is not from a US label. It was imply manufactured in US for the Australian label. I know this because my company was engaged by OMNI Australia to engage the work of pressing with the plant in Santa Monica. By the way, when I tried to change the Australian one to add "Reissue" as a description under LP, it came up with a warning about the credits for the bass/Moog playing. I hadn't touched anything but to add "Reissue." This is very frustrating and makes me wary of attempting to help correct listings I was going to change the Australian listing to Reissue and then merge the US one into it.
WooliebuGGer

WooliebuGGer

February 18, 2014
referencing The Electric Lucifer, LP, Album, RE, OMNI - 176LP

Recorded between 1968-1969 Light-years before his time there was and possibly never will be an album like this. During a time of prime psychedelia winding down and true electronic music to come This relic captures perhaps both and plants a seed of what might become. Truly masterfully crafted and balanced with works spanning psychedelic rock to avant -garde electronic. This piece along with Bruce held the test of time. On a side note Super Nova (good News) might not have come to mind during the time of release, however it truly was ahead of its time and for me the most precious. The Electric Lucifer was a statement as well as a concept album. Bruce also was influential in the electronic development of various musical instruments. He was credited as one of the first to craft the first digital sampler and truly proper vocoder. In addition he made many synths that the concept is still being expanded on today. Most notable was Mr C - An analog synthesizer in the form of a robot and programmed to play music for live audiences (mid 1960's) and Farad - A motion controlled vocoder. Named after Michael Faraday as the vocoder voice found on some of his unique pieces. Hopefully he will in spirit help to influence much more music, and instruments as he has since his work started. If you have not listened to this gem of an album I encourage you to give er' a whirl.