Telephone Explosion reissues for the first time on vinyl ever Bruce Haack's cult masterpiece Haackula. This legendary dark electronic work from 1978 partner to 'The Electric Lucifer' (1970) finally sees light of day on vinyl thanks to Canada's Telephone Explosion.
Deemed to be too dark and offensive for release when it was recorded in 1978 and bootlegged ever since, this is the first official release of Haackula. Haack's anger with society is palpable as he hisses and cusses his way over elastic electronic backings. Imagine a very, very bummed-out Kraftwerk scowling as they play childlike melodies and sing under their breath of fear and abandonment. Also included for the first time is Haack's extraordinary 1982 collaboration with Russell Simmons on the track 'Party Machine' and the incredible 32-minute soundscape of 'Icarus' from 1979. All tracks make their first official release here and are lovingly remastered from the original tapes.
"It's got some of Haack's most wigged-out gear inside, from the sleazy space lounge vibings of 'Blow Job' and the creepy AF 'Invocation' thru the jiggling drum machiens and percolated synths of 'Death Machine', to its highly sought-after vocoder boogie finale, 'Party Machine' written with Russell Simmons and best considered as Kraftwerk's greazy American doppelganger" Boomkat