The Focus Group

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

Influences[edit]

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]

Awards[edit]

  • 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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