Julian House aka The Focus Group twists the kaleidoscope to reveal a fractious mosaic of some 25 vignette-like parts in just over 37 minutes with Stop-Motion Happening, the ‘Groop’’s - as it’s spelt on the cover - most delirious and mid-summery dosage to date.
(Boomcat July 2017) Full Review Here
A nice surprise dropped through the letterbox the other day.....the new album by the Focus Group, Stop-Motion Happening. This is the 5th album of audio cut ups, loops, strange disjointed Psych and electronics by Julian House/Focus Group. Is it any good? I hear you all say.............Yes indeed it is, its a captivating audio mash up that at times does not make for easy listening, which is not a bad thing at all. Whilst at other times some of the loops/cut ups have a very playful feel that will get your feet tapping and have you wondering where they originated from. The Artwork as expected is superb (with quotes from Marshall McLuhan's The Medium is the Massage) and is a perfect companion to the music. Stop-Motion Happening truly wonderful audio experience and a treat for the ears. Stop-Motion Happening is out on July 14th