Song Of The Day 12/17/2012: Bruce Haack - "I Like Christmas"

On the fourth day of Christmas, I give you Vocoders dashing through the snow. Bruce Haack (1931-1988), who being from Alberta knew a thing or two about snow, is a certified pioneer of electronic music, having whipped out his gadgets for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show as far back as the early '60s. His influence has persevered to current-day electronic folk. This track features maybe the most human-feeling application of the Vocoder voice-synthesis device in its history. It brings me back to the rolling, snow-capped hills of my fictional youth, in which I raced atop the icy peaks on my sleigh with nothing but my winter jacket, my scarf, my fresh-faced innocence, and my bipolar junction transistor.
Post a Comment

Popular Recent Posts