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Haack: The King of Techno (2004)
"Haack ...The King of Techno" (original title)

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A look into the underground world of Bruce Haack, a genius whose past work continues to garner recognition with time. The homespun musician couldn't have done it without the support of his ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Haack ...
Himself (archive footage)
Esther Nelson ...
Miss. Nelson
Ted Pandel ...
Praxiteles Pandel
Chris Kachulis ...
Chris Albertson ...
Harry Spiridakis ...
John Spiridakis ...
Peter Cor ...
Greg Carripedes ...
Andi Toma ...
Mouse on Mars
Jean-Jacques Perrey ...
Jan St. Werner ...
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Tommy Grenas ...
Anubian Lights
Dj Me Dj You
Craig Borell ...
Dj Me Dj You


A look into the underground world of Bruce Haack, a genius whose past work continues to garner recognition with time. The homespun musician couldn't have done it without the support of his family, friends, lovers, and the neighborhood kids he called "starchildren," all of whom paint the big picture of Bruce's life legacy and so-called dimension of imagination. In addition, various musicians of many genres have joined in today showing worldwide support, thus contributing to Bruce's objective, "Sure it's nice to be famous, but I'm more interested in obtaining a telepathic following." As for the music world, history's future king is coming from the past. Written by Anonymous

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...The King of Techno


Documentary | Music


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Created & Performed by Bruce Haack (as B. Haack)
Lyrics & Vocals by Chris Kachulis
Unreased LP Electric Lucifer III
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Timeless story
28 September 2005 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I had no idea who Bruce Haack was before seeing this film. I had just seen the MOOG doc, which was alright, the only problem was Moog led a very content life, and the doc was well... content. Haack's story is filled with all the marketable tragedy people buy into these days, but it carries a great deal of heart with it. Though the film doesn't go into the tragic stuff so much, one can sense that Bruce accepted the price of making music his way. There are so many elements that make up his legacy IE. invention of the Peopleodian, where Bruce could actually play music by touching people. It must have been challenging to document Haack's 'scatter-brained' output, which pretty much fell into every musical category imaginable (even rap music), but the director cut the piece together very coherently and managed to capture the spirit. And the cast... what a group of characters Bruce surrounded himself with, but what do you expect from a telepathic guru, tripping with kids, fighting against the music industry. I recommend this film to anyone interested in music history, it's that mainstream, but that important.

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