Sketches and Spells CD Re-issue

The CD re-issue of the debut LP by The Focus Group is available now.

Unfortunately, the LP version has been delayed until (we think) December or January. More news here when we have it.

“ often sounds like hip hop if it had been invented in England in the late fifties. House turns library music's 'science of mood' against itself by creating barely classifiable emotions (macabre whimsy, pensive rapture, 'reverie and efficiency') or making atmospheres clash and mingle like colours on a paint wheel going muddy.”

Simon Reynolds,

“Intimately acquainted with this uncertain hinterland between yesterday and tomorrow, The Focus Group are also smart enough to realise that anyone can pass for modern if they still listen to Pierre Henry, Tom Dissevelt, Jacques Loussier or Dave Brubeck.”

Ken Hollings,
The Wire

“…evokes powerful intimations of the uncanny.”

Rob Young,
Uncut Magazine

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

Benjamin Graves,
The Quietus

“Great music, all quite unpredictable, painstakingly knitted together. Lots of peculiar noises all making a very lovely sound,”

Jonny Trunk,
Trunk Records Website

14th November 2022