I have to be careful or I’m going to wear this one out.
The record Smash was released back in 2005. Did I take notice? Had I even heard of it? The answer to both those questions is a resounding “mais, non.”
Jackson and His Computer Band is the nom-de-plum of Jackson Fourgeaud. Along with Daft Punk, M83 and Prefuse 73, Fourgeaud is forging the cutting edge of nouvelle musique that’s been kind of consuming me lately.
If you watch Adult Swim and are a fan of the music behind the bumps (those short little videos between the commercials and the shows) you can thanks Jackson Fourgeaud for much of that library of unusual sounds.
This guy has really been ahead of his time. The music on this record could claim itself as source material for the 8-bit music scene, Crystal Castles (in fact, much of Ghostly’s catalog), and many others.