Haku ‎– Na Mele A Ka Haku (Music Of Haku)
Haku ‎– Na Mele A Ka Haku (Music Of Haku)

Haku ‎– Na Mele A Ka Haku (Music Of Haku)

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Label: EM Records ‎– EM1136LP
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: Japan
Released: 02 Nov 2015
Genre: Electronic, Non-Music, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Abstract, Synth-pop, Spoken Word, Field Recording

Hawaiian synthesiser music!  (NM/NM)

Synthesizers and the human voice. Hawaii. The 1970s. Haku, aka Frank Tavares, a writer and musician, had a deep respect for the multiethnic character of his native Hawaii, and composed a number of theatre pieces and songs to highlight this culture. However, he avoided many of the standard musical tropes, choosing to build his own studio and make all the music on synthesizers, a first for Hawaii. New Age musical elements, traditional Hawaiian music, and unclassifiable madness, all played on glorious analog synths, are the foundation for songs and stories delivered in Hawaiian, Japanese and English, reflecting Hawaii’s multiethnic nature. Developed and recorded over several years, released in 1976 on vinyl and impossible to find.


A1 Introduction
A2 Hawaii Pono'i
A3 Kapu
A4 King Kal. & Mr. Emp.
A5 Manok
B1 Narration (In Japanese)
B2 Eia Wau, Halekala Mai Opio, Mai Ka Makua Na'u, Ke Kukuna O Ka La
B3 Ho'omana'o
B4 Mamina