- The Reconstruction of "Na Mele A Ka Haku"
- Artist: Compuma Meets Haku
- Format: 12" Single
- Release Date: 11/27/2015
Compuma aka Koichi Matsunaga reaches back through time to 1970s Hawaii to perform a mind meld, with his old-school Roland drum machines and present-era compumagic Vulcanizing and reshaping Haku's original home-grown analog synth madness. Haku aka Frank Tavares composed a number of theater pieces and songs to highlight the multiethnic character of his native Hawaii, and released an LP of his compositions in 1976 (reissued by Em in 2015 (EM 1136CD/LP)). In Haku's work, new age musical elements, traditional Hawaiian music, and unclassifiable madness, all played on glorious analog synths, come together to form songs and stories delivered in Hawaiian, Japanese, and English. Not merely a remix, this is a synergistic reconstruction, a transformation at the molecular level in which Haku's source-code DNA is reborn in 2015 on 12" vinyl.