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The Focus Group
Stop-Motion Happening

Ghost Box founder Julian House returns with more psychedelic sound collages, though in a way more in line with the Avalanches than Schaeffer. This unpredictable journey is playful and psychedelic, referencing saturday morning kids TV, Italian horror movies and Eastern European animation. ...view item »


Children Of Alice
Children Of Alice

This is the first new music from former James Cargill since Broadcast's tragic demise.  Here he collaborates with Julian House (Ghostbox founder) and Roj Stevens (Broadcast). Certain thematic links remain, notably the understated spookin...view item »


The Focus Group
Elektrik Karousel

It’s always a worry when I arrive for reviewing day and am presented with a potential Album of the Week without having heard it. The Focus Group’s previous effort was the collaboration with Broadcast that I ‘couldn’t get into’ but was a massi...view item »
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The Focus Group
We Are All Pan's People

We Are All Pan's People certainly runs by quickly. Julian House has become known for short, minute-length vintage ambient sound clips, but I feel that these samples could stand to be explored a bit more. By the time I begin to enjoy the particular track we've already moved on to something different. Yes, it is a sound collage but having said tha...view item »
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Broadcast and The Focus Group
Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age

For the last couple of days I've had the phrase 'all circles vanish' reverberating around my mind and it's all the fault of Broadcast and The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age, in which our titular heroes form like Voltron to produce a postmodern take on classically British psychedelic sounds, from Wicker Man-esque acid folk t...view item »
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Broadcast and The Focus Group
Study Series 04: Familiar Shapes and Noises

I was so ludicrously excited about this single you've got no idea! Fortunately I wasn't disappointed. From the off, the lead track has a book lovers esque organ/ harpsichord running which immediately got the hairs all perky on my arms.  You get some nice Can esque style bass and drums which power the tune and chug along ...view item »
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The Focus Group
Sketches And Spells

This is a fun recording. Originally a CDr in 2004, it's now since garnered the status of desirable collectors item so GB have seen fit to re-issue it & It's contents of immeasurable delight on a proper mastered format. So the artwork hasn't been tampered with, the bloopy vintage electronic sample collage remains the same. Hints of Radiophoni...view item »
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