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Jackson and His Computerband - Blood Bust (brainwashing video)

What genre is this? It's too fast for Downtempo. You can't call it Drum and Bass. I think it's too slow for Hardtechno.

I am trying to find something similar to it, but I'm failing badly.

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This track seems to be in the genre "French Touch" or "French House". Quoting from Wikipedia:

The defining characteristics of the sound are heavy reliance on filter and phaser effects both on and alongside samples from late 1970s and early 1980s American or European disco tracks. . .

This seems like an accurate description of Blood Bust: the heavy filters and phaser effects are the defining aspects of this track for me.

This review at Consequence of Sound (Cos) also says that Blood Bust is in the genre French House.


Although I am not very familiar with this type of music, it appears that Jackson Fourgeaud seems to be known for some eccentric compositions, combining different genres together in ways that defy simple characterisation. Here's an extract from a review on Clash Music of the album Glow (which contains the track Blood Bust):

There’s the synthpop aspect, sure, but we also take in house, techno, rock and even the more hypnagogic elements of the hyper-modern shopping mall that is vaporave. Vocals pinball around the tracks, sometimes treated with the harshest of electronic effects.

For instance, Metacritic labels the album genres as Electronic, Experimental, Electronica, Pop/Rock. Wikipedia lists the genres that Jackson works in as Electro House, Electronic Rock, French Touch.

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