The Focus Group

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The Focus Group
Birth name Julian House
Origin England
Genres Electronic
Library music
Musique concrète
Psychedelic pop
Occupation(s) Musician
Years active 2004–present
Labels Ghost Box
Associated acts Belbury Poly
Eric Zann
The Advisory Circle
Website Ghost Box Records

The Focus Group is a project of experimental electronic musician and graphic designer Julian House. His releases are on his own label, Ghost Box Music. The Focus Group's sound is a blend of influences ranging from old library music sounds, sixties-inspired pastiches, and soundtracks to 1970s films and programmes, as well as the sound collage of musique concrète.


House has acknowledged the debt that The Focus Group's sound owes to library music produced in the 1970s, to soundtrack documentaries, public information films, and soundtracks.[1]


  • Hey Let Loose Your Love was featured in The Wire's top 50 albums of 2005.[2]
  • Broadcast and The Focus Group investigate Witch-cults of the Radio Age was The Wire 's top album of 2009.

Graphic design[edit]

House is also noted as a graphic designer; his work has included cover art for Broadcast, Stereolab, Martina Topley-Bird, Razorlight, and Primal Scream.



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