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 theater 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 synthesizers, 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 woefully hard to find, it is now reissued for the first time.
02. Hawaii Pono'i (Hawaii's Own)
04. (Story) King Kal. And Mr. Emp
06. Japanese narration: poetic excerpts from "For Me, the Rays of the Sun"
07. Eia Wau, Halekala (I am Haleakala, House of the Sun)
08. Mai Opio, Mai Ka Makua
09. Na'u, Ke Kukuna O Ka La
10. Ho'omana'o (Remember Song)
11. Mamina (Regretful)
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.