We are very excited to present Jackson and his Computerband’s ‘Glow’ album launch at Village Underground in October and we are pleased to announce that legendary XAVIER de Rosnay (JUSTICE) vs DVNO will be supporting.
Jackson and his Computer Band is the pseudonym of Parisian IDM artist Jackson Fourgeaud.
When Jackson emerged from the lingering disco after-smoke of the ‘French Touch’ scene that nurtured Daft Punk and Phoenix amongst others, Paris and the rest of the world was changing. Slowly and methodically, strands of music were moving from warehouse raves into the global mainstream and at the time of his debut Smash, in 2005, he and his Computer Band embodied the bleeding edge of this transition.
Shredding the filtered funk of his Parisian forebears and soldering the remains to an insane carriage of orchestral bombast, red-lined techno and gothic hip-hop Jackson & His Computerband had brought a sense of the post-millennial baroque to the rave.
And then all was (mostly) quiet, until now. The maestro returns, and with him comes a seething romantic electro orgy the likes of which have never been seen, GLOW.
From an adolescence spent in thrall to hardcore techno, and spanning a lifetime love of classic pop and the unclassifiable funk of another (purple) maestro, Prince – this schizophrenic, sexual, psychotropic saga could only have come from the mind of one person.
As Jackson himself explains, “About the record I have no idea. I kept only the bits when I lost track and understanding. I feel fine about it’s emotional range. But I still wonder what made me do it.”
The album will be accompanied by a brand new live entity: “The live show opens a territory of everlasting changes and real time communion with the audience. Hand made and manually played, my Computerband is now fully alive… It’s also the opportunity for me to make my music without a screen but with a giant monitor facing the crowed, giving geometric feedback sweat and steal for flashing fury.”
His album launch at Village Underground will be a set full of surprises and we can’t wait to be there!