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Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
7.0
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 00:00
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Thomas
Fuck Buttons is a duo from England that has a lot of people talking. Some claim it's too inviting to be called noise while others seem to think it's too loud to be considered pop. Pop-noise it is then. I don't really care too much about labels, as long as the music is good. And that is definitely the case on "Street Horrrsing".
 
Opener "Sweet Love For Planet Earth" opens sweetly enough with some clocks but then the distorted synths and screams come in after a while and take over. Those same synths are back in "Okay Let's Talk About Magic", a 10-minute long mindfuck that - when played loud enough - will no doubt send one of your colleagues on a killing spree. During which you can play "Ribs Out" which with its tribal sounds would make a fine soundtrack. And of course you could play "Bright Tomorrow" at the funeral a week later. It would do great there with the organ sounds.

Anyway, "Street Horrrsing" was recorded by Mogwai's John Cummings and mastered by Shellac's Bob Weston which should give you an even better idea of what to expect of Fuck Buttons. It might not be equally suited for everyone and maybe it's not innovative enough for all the noiselovers around the world but that doesn't take away from the fact that these two guys released a pretty cool album with "Street Horrrsing".