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Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport

Recommended by us on 8th October 2009. 21 people love me. Be the 22nd...

Tarot Sport by Fuck Buttons
  • USED Double vinyl LP £15.19 + download code + £3.70 shipping, based on your current cart
  • USED 2xLP on ATP Recordings. Edn of 1000 inc MP3 download EX/VG+ (slight corner damage) (ATPRLP35)
  • Artist: Fuck Buttons
  • Label: ATP Recordings
  • Genres: Experimental/Math/Noise Rock
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(1 review) 9/10

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9/10 according to on Thu 08 Oct, 2009

I missed Fuck Buttons recent tour which is was really bummed out about as i saw 'em at Primavera last year and thought they totally killed. That set was enough for me to dig deep and invest in their last album 'Street Horrrsing' who's strange combination of ambient and dance influences i found totally refreshing, like a more enthusiastic version of Growing.

After the immense amount of praise that 'Street Horrrsing' received i'm not surprised to hear that Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power have made a valiant effort to up the ante and produce something truly special for album number two. The big news is the induction of legendary DJ, producer and remixer Andrew Weatherall who has taken on the role of producer and sculptor of 'Tarot Sport'. Weatherall's presence can be heard clearly on an album that takes the original analogue Fuck Buttons formula and pushes it into the digital age. 'Tarot Sport' doesn't necessarily suffer for it but it definitely sounds like a hi-def dance record as opposed to the mutant lo-fi effort that was 'Street Horrrsing'. Single 'Surf Solar' mangles up some old house vocal motif whilst adding layers of synth ambience to create a massive tune that is good for both dancing and tripping out on the hammock. 'Rough Steez' is a favorite as it utilizes some really strange loops and has a totally nutty beat. Elsewhere we hear familiar Fuck Button's themes manipulated and tidied up for the dance floor without sacrificing what made them so special in the first place. Certainly a step up for the band....i wonder what these tunes will sound like live? Mint i hope.

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Press release

*  With their new Andrew Weatherall produced album , ‘Tarot Sport’ , all the indications are that Fuck Buttons are gonna follow in the footsteps of the likes of Animal Collective and have one massive crossover album on their hands.
*  If limitations supposedly live only in our minds, then the new album from Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power - A.K.A Fuck Buttons - eschews the constricting nature of preconceived notions. That album, ’Tarot Sport’, is one of unbound possibility and lucid cohesion; a cerebral pilgrimage that refines, crafts, explores and develops the experimental aesthetic of last year’s critically acclaimed debut, ’Street Horrrsing.’

*  The duo’s pioneering sound drew legendary DJ, producer and remixer Andrew Weatherall into the story - his own unique ethos inspired him to return behind the desk at the Rotters Golf Club Studio in London to capture a snapshot of two artists pushing forward into uncharted territories. As the band say, "There are so many more layers of sound that we needed somebody with the ability to spread these out over a wide plane. The ambition of sound in this record required him to realise it."

*  The results, needless to say, are astounding, taking things to another levelthrough a combination of their own ambitious aims and the application of Weatherall’s clear-sighted, rule-defying precision and attention to sonic detail. The seven tracks on the album reflect a new-found complexity of sound that Fuck Buttons immersed themselves in, strived for and achieved with startling results.

*  ’Tarot Sport’ isn’t a natural progression from previous thought, but an unparalleled movement that manifests itself in the individual’s heart and mind. Listen, then, as they say, "Create your own narrative."  unparalleled movement that manifests itself in the individual’s heart and mind. Listen, then, as they say, "Create your own narrative."

*  Limited Edition Embossed 2LP, 1000 Copies For The World.

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