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8.8

Fuck Buttons
Street Horrrsing

Fuck Buttons' debut album features fifty minutes of some of the most brilliantly executed ear-bleeding, noise fueled, electronic chaos ever put to record. It's repetitive and hypnotic, yet wild and unpredictable to the point of being painfully addictive.

The opening track, Sweet Love For Planet Earth, rumbles into life, powered by a slow buildup of electronic fuzz. By the time the screeching, unclear vocals kick in the song has already been running for over five minutes. The controlled nature in which the chaos of Fuck Buttons is delivered, never more evident than on this opening number, is one of the key factors that makes them such an enjoyable listen.

The jungle sounds of the second, and shortest track on the record, Ribs Out, is provided as a brief moment for the listener to somewhat regain their composure before being once more succumbed to an orgy of slow-grinding electronic-driven feedback via the 10 minute opus - Okay, Let's Talk About Magic. As with Planet Earth, the non-existent rhythm pattern is formed out of a blanket of noise. The drums slowly kick in and overpower the sharp static jolts, battling their way to the forefront of the music before once more taking a backseat as the indecipherable vocals come to the party.

The previously released, Bright Tomorrow, appears to break the cycle of blissful noise overpowering everything with it's pleasant, up-tempo synth opening. It's the glorious, peaceful moment of the relentless six-track album - or at least it seems to be - until the unexpected feedback rips the song apart and proceeds to severely beat the timid soundscape.

The blank canvas approach that Fuck Buttons take to their music is enlightening and oozes creative freedom. This is one of the most refreshingly original and surprisingly engaging records to touch my ears this year. It's not the smoothest ride and not a journey that everyone will find rewarding, but if you enjoy confronting music with a sharper, chaotic edge then you will find Street Horrrsing a pleasurable trek and music certainly worthy of your time.

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saimagery

Album of the year, so far.

1 decade ago

quack

I reckon 8.8 is a pretty accurate score. I've been into this record but find it hard to love at the same time.

1 decade ago

Jonny Yes Yes

yeh.. borders on brilliance (9+) but doesn't quite get there...

1 decade ago

Kasee Lara

Hm wasn't planning on listening any time soon, but I think I will...

1 decade ago

gemdilem

I liked this album straight away for its craziness... you never know whats going to happen next... totally freshing to hear a band just let their creativity loose... no holding back just because the music doesn't "conform"... I can't wait to find out where Fuck Buttons go from here

1 decade ago

Wayne

This album is quite disturbing, but strangely addictive.
Listening to it is quite an experience.
One of my favourites for the year so far.

1 decade ago

Jonny Yes Yes

THURSDAY!

anyone going?

1 decade ago

Wayne

Waiting to see them at ATP on Saturday...

1 decade ago

saimagery

Saw them at ATP Mt Buller and they were the highlight of a really awesome festival.

They played some new tracks as well. Got pretty dancy, think Bright Tomorrow, with a snare and some extra kicks.

1 decade ago

Jonny Yes Yes

fuck i am exciting for this show

1 decade ago

Jonny Yes Yes

Tickets still available..

http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=23490&ref=moshtix

side note: i like how searching for 'fuck buttons' gets no results.. censored the internetzz?

1 decade ago

batheinmilk

Make sure you see dead meadow + afrirampo at the show too - both totally owned ATP at Buller as well...

1 decade ago

quack

alot better than i expected at ATP. were brilliant.

1 decade ago

Sean

yeah i hope to see most of their set at ATP on saturday. but they start just as Nick Cave is wrapping up i think...and Cave is a priority for me.

1 decade ago

Jonny Yes Yes

cave is a gerbil

fuck buttons will eat your face off

1 decade ago

Wayne

Yes, agreed, ATP is all about the Buttons

1 decade ago

batheinmilk

fuck buttons were ace at atp, but i thought the stage was a bit too big for them...

1 decade ago

quack

probably would've been greater on the smaller stage but they drew a fair crowd - maybe too big for that area.

my highlight was seeing the over 40s start getting their rave on towards the end of the set when the beat became a little less subtle.

1 decade ago

Jonny Yes Yes

insane

1 decade ago

Wayne

Heard they were great.
Looking forward to seeing them at ATP tomorrow.

1 decade ago

Jonny Yes Yes

prepare to have your face rocked off wayne

1 decade ago

Sean

I heard it was great too. But apparently there have been tons of bad reviews of their shows in Australia???

1 decade ago

Jonny Yes Yes

tons?
really?
where?
questions!

1 decade ago

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