The Focus Group - The Elektrik Karousel

The Elektrik Karousel

The Focus Group

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 26 tracks £13.95
CD Album 29 tracks £11.45
Download Album (flac) 29 tracks £7.99
Download Album (mp3) 29 tracks £7.99
Download individual tracks   from £0.99

Description

The Focus Group - The Elektrik Karousel

Elektrik Karousel It’s an evolution of the Cut-Up experiments of the earlier albums where Julian House developed a musical style that mirrored his collaged design work. House, with help in the studio from Broadcast, Julain House weaves his samples into a rich tapestry of electronics, fuzzed guitar and processed exotic instrumentation together with fractured skipping rhythms and submerged melodies.
There's a weird alchemy at work that manages to distil essences of jazz, psychedelia and soundtracks into something utterly unique. For a clue to its moods, think Czech animation, Italian Giallo, early Radiophonics, HP Lovecraft stories, 1960s underground cinema, Lewis Caroll and baroque psych.
The luxuriously packaged super heavyweight vinyl LP comes with a free download code card. and the CD comes in a highly desirable 8 panel digipack.. The design is heavily inspired by 1960s underground press and conceived as a kind of mind altering DIY board game.

Reviews

"...a simultaneously playful and unsettling electronic psychedelia that's distinctly Ghost Box and richly rewarding."
Mark Brend,Record Collector

"By turns haunting, hypnotic, beguiling and startling, it conjures up dim memories of nightmarish Eastern European cartoons melded to Delia Derbyshire's experiments and the music box themes to old kids' shows"
Thomas Patterson, Shindig!

“…the spirit of a certain experimental, baroque psychedelia is alive in every one of these tunes.”
Benjamin Graves, The Quietus

"House keeps his circus of ideas revolving so quickly that the record becomes a spellbinding whole."
Goerge Bass, Drowned in Sound

"Elektrik Karousel conjures an escapist, playfully haunted house mood of mod-ish, Swinging London mind control music, somewhere between what Patrick McGoohan might be subjected to in an underground detainment centre in The Prisoner and unused outtakes from the Forbidden Planet soundtrack."
Britt Brown, The Wire

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (GBX018LP)
  1. The Focus Group - Make Way
  2. The Focus Group - The Elektrik Karousell
  3. The Focus Group - Petroleum Paisley
  4. The Focus Group - tigt gruffil
  5. The Focus Group - The Flourescent Host
  6. The Focus Group - Skipping Spook
  7. The Focus Group - Kinky Korner Klub
  8. The Focus Group - The Kool Kranium
  9. The Focus Group - Bachoo
  10. The Focus Group - The Heavy Blessing
  11. The Focus Group - Chordfl
  12. The Focus Group - Hope Hodgsone
  13. The Focus Group - Poppingart
  14. The Focus Group - Let Them Go
  15. The Focus Group - The Magic Pendulum
  16. The Focus Group - Flaming Voices
  17. The Focus Group - The Church Bellows
  18. The Focus Group - Frumious Numinous
  19. The Focus Group - The Plastic Castle
  20. The Focus Group - Let's Listen
  21. The Focus Group - Oh want away
  22. The Focus Group - Harmonium
  23. The Focus Group - SPOLK
  24. The Focus Group - Hoojumany
  25. The Focus Group - A New Mystery
  26. The Focus Group - More Night Films
CD Album (GBX018CD)
  1. The Focus Group - Make Way
  2. The Focus Group - The Elektrik Karousell
  3. The Focus Group - Petroleum Paisley
  4. The Focus Group - tigt gruffil
  5. The Focus Group - The Flourescent Host
  6. The Focus Group - Skipping Spook
  7. The Focus Group - Kinky Korner Klub
  8. The Focus Group - The Kool Kranium
  9. The Focus Group - Bachoo
  10. The Focus Group - Hypnoradiol
  11. The Focus Group - The Heavy Blessing
  12. The Focus Group - Chordfl
  13. The Focus Group - Hope Hodgsone
  14. The Focus Group - Poppingart
  15. The Focus Group - Let Them Go
  16. The Focus Group - The Magic Pendulum
  17. The Focus Group - Flaming Voices
  18. The Focus Group - The Church Bellows
  19. The Focus Group - Oakston NewScene
  20. The Focus Group - Wax Phantoms
  21. The Focus Group - Frumious Numinous
  22. The Focus Group - The Plastic Castle
  23. The Focus Group - Let's Listen
  24. The Focus Group - Oh want away
  25. The Focus Group - Harmonium
  26. The Focus Group - SPOLK
  27. The Focus Group - Hoojumany
  28. The Focus Group - A New Mystery
  29. The Focus Group - More Night Films
Download Album (GBX018)
  1. The Focus Group - Make Way
  2. The Focus Group - The Elektrik Karousell
  3. The Focus Group - Petroleum Paisley
  4. The Focus Group - tigt gruffil
  5. The Focus Group - The Flourescent Host
  6. The Focus Group - Skipping Spook
  7. The Focus Group - Kinky Korner Klub
  8. The Focus Group - The Kool Kranium
  9. The Focus Group - Bachoo
  10. The Focus Group - Hypnoradiol
  11. The Focus Group - The Heavy Blessing
  12. The Focus Group - Chordfl
  13. The Focus Group - Hope Hodgsone
  14. The Focus Group - Poppingart
  15. The Focus Group - Let Them Go
  16. The Focus Group - The Magic Pendulum
  17. The Focus Group - Flaming Voices
  18. The Focus Group - The Church Bellows
  19. The Focus Group - Oakston New Scene
  20. The Focus Group - Wax Phantoms
  21. The Focus Group - Frumious Numinous
  22. The Focus Group - The Plastic Castle
  23. The Focus Group - Let's Listen
  24. The Focus Group - Oh Want Away
  25. The Focus Group - Harmonium
  26. The Focus Group - SPOLK
  27. The Focus Group - Hoojumany
  28. The Focus Group - A New Mystery
  29. The Focus Group - More Night Films

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Make Way £0.99
2 The Elektrik Karousell £0.99
3 Petroleum Paisley £0.99
4 tigt gruffil £0.99
5 The Flourescent Host £0.99
6 Skipping Spook £0.99
7 Kinky Korner Klub £0.99
8 The Kool Kranium £0.99
9 Bachoo £0.99
10 Hypnoradiol £0.99
11 The Heavy Blessing £0.99
12 Chordfl £0.99
13 Hope Hodgsone £0.99
14 Poppingart £0.99
15 Let Them Go £0.99
16 The Magic Pendulum £0.99
17 Flaming Voices £0.99
18 The Church Bellows £0.99
19 Oakston New Scene £0.99
20 Wax Phantoms £0.99
21 Frumious Numinous £0.99
22 The Plastic Castle £0.99
23 Let's Listen £0.99
24 Oh Want Away £0.99
25 Harmonium £0.99
26 SPOLK £0.99
27 Hoojumany £0.99
28 A New Mystery £0.99
29 More Night Films £0.99
Entire MP3 Download Album (29 tracks) £7.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Make Way £0.99
2 The Elektrik Karousell £0.99
3 Petroleum Paisley £0.99
4 tigt gruffil £0.99
5 The Flourescent Host £0.99
6 Skipping Spook £0.99
7 Kinky Korner Klub £0.99
8 The Kool Kranium £0.99
9 Bachoo £0.99
10 Hypnoradiol £0.99
11 The Heavy Blessing £0.99
12 Chordfl £0.99
13 Hope Hodgsone £0.99
14 Poppingart £0.99
15 Let Them Go £0.99
16 The Magic Pendulum £0.99
17 Flaming Voices £0.99
18 The Church Bellows £0.99
19 Oakston New Scene £0.99
20 Wax Phantoms £0.99
21 Frumious Numinous £0.99
22 The Plastic Castle £0.99
23 Let's Listen £0.99
24 Oh Want Away £0.99
25 Harmonium £0.99
26 SPOLK £0.99
27 Hoojumany £0.99
28 A New Mystery £0.99
29 More Night Films £0.99
Entire FLAC Download Album (29 tracks) £7.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section