Stones Throw to release collection of Bruce Haack vocoder music: Oct. 19

  • July 19, 2010

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BRUCE HAACK - FARAD: THE ELECTRIC VOICE  

On October 19th Stones Throw will release Farad: The Electronic Voice, a collection from the electric music pioneer Bruce Haack. The album features Haack's work with the vocoder, which encodes speech to electronic sound. Haack built one of the first truly musical vocoders in 1969, naming it 'Farad' after 1800's English chemist/physicist Michael Faraday. Haack's album Electric Lucifer (1970) was the first rock album to include the vocoder and was followed several years later by Kraftwerk's Autobahn.

Farad: The Electronic Voice contains recordings from 1970-1982, including "Party Machine" (1982) seen below with video from Philip Anagnos.

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