A really nice little take on the Barbarella soundtrack – one that offers up some of the coolest tunes from the film, and throws in some other nice bits as well! The sound here is quite different than the original album, but equally groovy – instrumental overall, and played by a combo that's got a really great little mix of organ, guitar, and a bit of sax. There's a slightly jazzy approach to the tunes – and most of the numbers have a gently snapping, almost mod sort of feel – kind of halfway between Italian soundtrack work and some of the Soul Cargo instrumental generation. Titles include "Barbarella", "An Angel Is Love", "I Love All The Love In You", "Love Drags Me Down", "The Black Queen's Beads", and "Turkish March". (Soundtracks, Now Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
Bruce Haack —
Electric Lucifer ... LP Columbia/Telephone Explosion (Canada), 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
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One of the greatest moog albums ever – all original sounds and tunes from the legendary Bruce Haack! Haack had spent most of the 60s doing small label kiddie records on his own, but this late 60s gem on Columbia is probably his best known work – a masterpiece of short and groovy little songs that are heavy on analogue electronics and special effects! There's a really fuzzy feel to most of the work here – heavy echo and reverb that give the album a very dark feel, even when the songs are a bit light and playful. Haack's lyrics are great too – quite conceptual, with a spiritual undercurrent that's surprisingly great – and which adds a further layer of meaning to the set! The whole thing's a bit like the Silver Apples, but more experimental – and there's a love of sound, shape, and texture that Haack never matched again on later albums. A key predecessor to Suicide, Stereolab, and countless others – with titles that include "Electric To Me Turn", "Cherubic Hymn", "Program Me", "War", "Incantation", "Angel Child", "Super Nova", "Requiem", "Song Of The Death Machine", and "National Anthem To The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
With a cover like that, it's easy to see where the fantasy in the title is going – certainly not into the musky world of swords and sorcery, and instead into the realm of slinky sounds that are right at home in the Italian sound library world of the 70s! The music here has all the warm erotic touches of some of the better-known soundtrack material from the time – put together by Gianfranco Reverberi, who you might know from some of his crossover prog classics – but delivered with a lean instrumental mode that often has a keyboard as the lead instrument, over slow-stepping basslines and some nice washes of strings used in just the right way. Some tunes have a gentle funk vibe, others are sweetly sexy – and the set also features versions of some bigger hits from the time, with titles that include "Daniel", "Sylvia's Mother", "Fire Shadows In The Sunset", "Vincent", "She Was Not An Angel", "E Poi", "Quel Che Non Saprei Dirti Mai A Parole", and "Closed In A Drugstore". (Sound Library, Now Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Cover has a corner that's just slightly bumped from shipping, but is otherwise totally great.)