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Smash [Jackson]


  • 1. Utopia
    2. Rock On
    3. Arpeggio
    4. Minidoux
    5. Oh Boy
    6. TV Dogs (Cathodica's Letter)
    7. Hard Tits
    8. Teen Beat Ocean
    9. Promo
    10. Tropical Metal
    11. Headache
    12. Moto
    13. Fast Life
    14. Radio Caca
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 137

  • Credits
    ProducerJackson; Jackson & His Computer Band
    Engineer

    Jackson: Stephane Alf (vocals, snare drum, timpani); Jackson Fourgeaud.
    Personnel: Paula Moore (vocals); Steve Arguelles (snare drum, timpani).
    Audio Mixers: Stephane "Alf" Briat; Quentin Dupieux.
    Recording information: Plush Studio.
    Photographer: Mick Jayet.
    SMASH is Parisian Jackson Fourgeaud's debut as Jackson & His Computer Band. The "computer band" in question is quite possibly nothing more than a battery of tourettic sampling beatboxes, and as the title suggests, Jackson seems hell-bent on demolishing simple categorizations of genre and stylistic hegemony. All manner of sonic fodder provides grist for the mill, from opera vocals and circus music to arena rock; all of it gets pulverized into layers of cascading sound and rhythm. Majestic in its scope and uncompromising in its intensity, SMASH will have the genre purists ducking for cover.

  • Critic Reviews
    Uncut (p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 - "SMASH is Daft Punk circa DISCOVERY on an all-night bender with Aphex Twin and T.Rex."
    The Wire (p.58) - "Just as the record is chock full of nervous cut-ups, so it is home to some exquisite sonic candy."
    The Wire (p.41) - Included in The Wire's "2005 Rewind: 50 Records Of The Year."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 - "The French laptop cavalier dices and splices what sounds like hundreds of sonic fragments into a constantly shifting montage..."
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