The Dino Haak Collective

Seattle, WA United States

Dino Haak
Bio: The Dino Haak Collective came together to create music that transcends the usual and predictable.
The Collective's music is heavy, intricate, melodic, and ever so focused on groove. Described as "A herd of wild elephants coming right at you," "Heavy Nintendo," and "You guys are so Star Wars!", the band mixes club, funk, techno, prog and metal into a blend that transcends a variety of genres and attracts fans of artists such as Fantomas, King Crimson, Battles, Peter Gabriel, The Prodigy, and George Clinton.

German artist Dino Haak is best known for his work on the Mobius Megatar, a twelve-string touch-style instrument. The sound of the Megatar adds a powerful and eerily symphonic element to the band’s sound.

Frontman and Mobius Megatar player Dino Haak’s legal move to the US from Germany was supported by American musicians such as Trey Gunn (King Crimson), Don Schiff (Pat Benatar, Tina Turner, Sheryl Crow), Greg Howard (Dave Matthews Band), Emmett Chapman (Inventor of the Chapman Stick) and others, who helped him to be awarded an Exceptional Artist Visa in 1999 and to finally choose the United States as his full-time place of residence since 2000.

He shares the stage with a variety of talented individuals including Chris Squires: drums (Steven Drozd/ Flaming Lips), Artis the Spoonman: spoons & wisdom (Soundgarden, Audioslave, Zappa, Aerosmith, Phish), Alex Westcoat: drums (David Bazan, Say Hi!) and Taiwanese scratch prodigy DJ James Ho: turntables. The band is also known for their unique duo performances.

The band’s new album FILMSCORE was conceived as the musical accompaniment to a tongue-in-cheek, yet grandiose commentary on the obscure side of existence. The album was recorded at Spectre Studios in Renton, WA and was produced and mastered by Troy Glessner whose résumé includes work for Death Cab for Cutie, Inhale/Exhale, Underoath, Demonhunter, August Burns Red, Barcelona, Holly Figuera (with Tony Levin and Jerry Marrotta), Paris Hilton, The Wailers, The Ventures, Pedro The Lion, Citizens Utilities, The Divorce, Devin Townsend and many more.

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