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Street Horrrsing

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Sweet Love For Planet Earth
Ribs Out
Okay, Let's Talk About Magic
Race You To My Bedroom - Spirit Rise
Bright Tomorrow
Colours Move
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Total Tracks: 6   Total Length: 49:38

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Bristol duo melds ambience and aggression for drone debut.
Label: ATP Recordings

F*** Buttons — aka Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power, two experimental noiseniks from Bristol, England — might be a relatively unknown quantity right now, but they have connections in all the right places. Their debut album Street Horrrsing enlists the help of Mogwai's John Cummings (as producer) and Shellac's Bob Weston (for mastering) at Part Chimp vocalist Tim Cedar's studio. While radio DJs have had a hard time working out ways to… read more »

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Rockists beware...


Fuck Buttons have the power to split opinion amongst the music cognoscenti right down the middle in this rockist-hangover era. But the very things that some people single out to hate them (the noise, the screaming) are the reasons why I love them. There are some utterly bombastic tunes on there too, emerging majestically out of the white-noise-fog. And they seem like such nice boys, which makes the wild raw power of their pagan noise party all the more endearing.

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Best album ever


I have to say this album really blew me away - it´s harsh, it´s colourful, it has some hidden tunes.Some of my friends say they put it on when they want their children to fall asleep. it´s delicious, apocalyptic noise-electronica that will stay in my heart forever!

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Emperor's new clothes...


seriously, this is an example of style over substance. Where are the tunes man? This is verging on the unlistenable...

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Not Very Listenable


I like some "out there" electronica. Been putting up with Aphex's shenanigans for years. But this album, and the others, is just not something to listen to. The production is great, the tones are solid, but this is not listenable. I was convinced by all the reviews but I consider it a mistake and have already deleted the tracks from my library.

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Have seen them live at "Iceland Airwaves 08"... it was great, kind of enchanting/bewitching!

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I like these guys!


Experimental but never boring! Very very cool. Party music only for crazy people. Check this out.

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Not for the faint of heart


I never thought that I would like an album like this. Its all about layers. They put one sound on, then another, then another, etc. You have to listen to the entire song to get anything from it, but sometimes it sounds like noise. I saw them live... it was two dudes on a fold-out table just making sounds as loud as they can. It different. I like it. Key Tracks: Sweet Love For Planet Earth, Colours Move

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Crap Buttons


This is crap. Just make your own and use your credits for something else. Heres how. Get a fuzz box, a paper towel tube and just yell in it for 30 minutes.

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Good opener.


A truly solid opener - the rest kind of puts me to sleep. In truth though, this is not really my genre. Perhaps then, accessibility is a challenge of this album.

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At least the songs are long...


...so I didn't have to use more than six downloads on this album. It's basically noise, without many progressions or other musical mainstays. Every so often you'll be "graced" with distorted screaming toward the end of a few tracks, but not much else breaks up the monotony. Track 1 isn't half bad, though. I rarely write negative reviews (to each their own), but this album made me very frustrated. I don't hear anything deserving the accolades it has received. I would give this a 2 out of 5 (not rated officially so as not to throw off the consensus of those who like this type of music more than I), but let your own ears be the judge.

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It's a long way from the West Midlands to the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, but the cosmic house/electronica duo Benjamin John Power and Andrew Hung — aka Fuck Buttons — have never been ones to mess about. Their cheeky name and sometimes wry track titles belie both the seriousness of their creative intent and the panoramic intensity of their music, which has surfaced on two albums to date: 2008's Street Horrrsing and 2009's… more »

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Some bands with a name like Fuck Buttons would go for a raunchy approach, but on their debut Street Horrrsing, the Bristol-based group focuses on messing with layers of sounds instead of anything sleazy. Fuck Buttons’ collage of brittle electronics, post-rock epics, and blistering noise recalls more than a few other bands — they’re capable of raging like Wolf Eyes, conjuring Aa’s dead calm, echoing Mogwai’s majesty and mining similar territory to tourmates like Stars of the Lid and Deerhunter — but they put these elements together in their own beautiful, and often unsettling, way. Street Horrrsing opens with “Sweet Love for Planet Earth,” a nine-minute epic that starts off twinkling like a snow globe (or the theme to The Exorcist), then swells with thick clouds of distorted synths and bass. Despite the layers of noise, the song radiates an intense, cathartic, and remarkably subtle beauty, even when fuzzed-out screaming cuts through the haze like a dream pop take on Wolf Eyes. Its pulsing bass morphs into rattling percussion as “Ribs Out”‘s tribal terror takes Fuck Buttons’ music in a very different direction, trading oddly comforting sheets of distortion for stark, unyielding rhythms, and feral yips and wails. The rest of the album lies somewhere between these extremes, flowing as one long piece while the band finds a surprising amount of variety in the blunt rhythms, penetrating electronic haze, and distorted vocals that make up Street Horrrsing’s main motifs. Fuck Buttons use noise richly and expressively, but they’re far from a noise band; even on the densest, most frantic moments like “OK, Let’s Talk About Magic,” a striking melodic sensibility guides these songs. Conversely, the prettiest moments still have a scary streak: “Race You to My Bedroom”‘s dense atmosphere has a glowing, sunset loveliness, but its wordless chattering makes it equally rapturous and ominous. Fuck Buttons’ sound gets more unique when they add some unexpected twists to it, as on “Bright Tomorrow,” where a four-on-the-floor beat transforms the song into noise-house. Before it ends on the same sparkling melody that opened Street Horrrsing, “Colours Move” closes the album by reprising everything that came before it with a strangely jubilant air — or maybe not so strangely, because this debut is as satisfying as it is promising. – Heather Phares

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