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Mon, 29 Aug 2005

Jackson and His Computer Band

Jackson and his Computer Band, Smash

Jackson is Jackson Fourgeaud and Warp has brought him to us from his native Paris. In Jackson's words, what we have here is "a style orgy, a psychedelic celebration of conflict". Just so, and it all sounds pretty cool as well.

While France has most of the usual electronic genres covered, there is also one which, with a light hand, draws from ethnic and funk sources and creates something quite different from what we're used to. I think what makes it different is the subtlety. There is a different touch at work here and, to some degree, different sensibilities about what's important.

One of the interesting generalisations about is that there is no good modern music coming out of France. To some extent this is true, but the key words are "coming out". There is a whole lot that is there, and this is one part of it.

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