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...you kids is in fer a treat.
been looking forward to this for a while!
How many tracks are on the album?
I got the Surf Solar 7" but have yet to listen.
it's making all my run seem EPIC!
you have made my day with that slice of greatness. thanks very much
tied in nicely with my usa trip! can't wait!
Didn't hit me as immediately as Street Horrrsing, for sure, but I think it has a different appeal (i.e. vocals are gone, which is a shame, but then they've added new tricks too, so I think it's balancing out).
the new stuff live is even better than the first album tunes which is a mighty fine feat.
Solar Surf is the weakest track on it.
the one twos of Lesbon Maru - Olypians and er, the penultimate track into Flight Of The Winged Serpant are just unbelievable
Rough Steez is the one (the short sharp jab) and The Lisbon Maru is the two (the more extended blow).
It's actually the shorter tracks (Rough Steez and Phantom Limb) that I like best.
I kind of see Rough Steez as a bridge between Surf Solar and Lisbon/Olympians, and Phantom Limb as the bridge into the last two, but so long as we're all agreed it's awesome...
the whole album is definitely better than the debut
High hopes for the album
Still haven't bought Surf Solar but off to get it after work today...
it invokes images of surfing on a silver shortboard across the turbulent plasma seas of the sun.
and then bursting into a ball of flames
The first one was just one idea over and over again - this sounds much more varied. There's still a bit of a lull in the middle, but it finishes strongly.
Excited beyond belief.
according to t'internet
I'm still not 100% smitten on that debut, but their Fever Ray remix and recent single have won me over lots.
where did you see 12th? cheers
In House, the PR agency who ATP have presumably employed, have the release date as Oct 12... um, but now looking at Amazon and Rought trade it would seem release date is the 5th, couldja clarify?
"Unfortunately, the release date for the item(s) listed below was changed by the supplier, and we need to provide you with a new estimated delivery date based on the new release date:
Fuck Buttons "Tarot Sport"
Estimated arrival date: October 15 2009 - October 19 2009"
that's soon, I'm a patient man! It's going to be a noisy end to next week then.
looking forward to it, not seen them before
my girlfriend is coming and she fucking hates them ... all good then
now available on our store:
much better than the first effort.
I just don't get it. It strikes me as 'difficult' music that people are scared to say they don't like in case they are perceived to be 'uncool.'
They don't have any tunes. The songs don't do anything. It's just rubbish.
I'm going to listen again to see if I have overlooked them. I hope to come back admitting my initial ignorance. Let's see.
It's an accessible dance record with the right amount of dirt in the gears to not just wash over you.
I realise you're just trolling, but still, daft line of argument.
I can see why some would say Street Horrrsing is 'difficult' but somehow, despite not being a million miles away, I'd say Tarot Sport was definitely not difficult.
You are all pretending to like them. Admit it.
As my old Nan used to say, "I wouldn't piss on them if they were on fire."
That's why I love Fuck Buttons! It's so I can be cool and bask in the adoration of the throngs of people who think I'm so cool for listening to Fuck Buttons! If it means my entire life is a lie, so be it because...*SOB*...I've got to be cool!
God, you're a fucking loser. Get a life. Just because you're too stupid to understand it doesn't mean that those of us who do are "pretending."
I guess you think we need to be listening to white boys with acoustic guitars, so you're opinion's shit anyway.
One has shot oneself in the foot, it seems
I liked the start of your reply. But it trailed off toward the end there.
But at least it had DIRECTION! That's good.
It's "YOUR opinion's shit anyway"
The rest of what you've said is very wrong.
I thought I had?
Did I make an internet faux pas?
I like you Luis. You have fire in yer belly. I guess we just have a massive difference in tastes here. I notice you like the boredoms. I saw them at ATP once and I didn't get them either. Maybe I should be less venomous when spouting my opinions.
I still bet my Nan wouldn't have liked them though.
As opposed to this "pretending to like them" fallacy. There are plenty of bands that make literally no sense to me, take Kings Of Leon. But I don't doubt that there are people who sincerely enjoy their music.
Definitely in my Top 10 of the year. Walking along with Lesbon Maru and then Olympians blasting through your iPod probably isn't very good for your ears, but it sure is amazing.
This is a cracking album and a very satisfying listen. When it finishes I feel like I've just had the musical equivalent of a 3 course meal. I'm happy but full and would love to do it again, though not straight away.
it feels much more euphoric than the first record. More dancable too, though i'm not sure how this would go down on an electro or techno night...
Olympians and Flight Of The Winged Serpants are my current favourites.
HEALTH have the live sexy loose feel to them, full of adrenalyn fuelled almost liquid grooves, they flow from section to section so easily and have that massive tribal intensity. Fuck Buttons sound like a robot tryed to make 90's chart trance but broke half way through and went a bit distorted, its all rigid and pradictable. I can see HEALTH breaking off into loads of strange new direction but FB already seem played out somehow or close to it. I almost like bits of what they do and I'd love it if the proved me wrong but its not quite doing it for me. I know the two arn't massivly comparable but I just keep thinking whenever I whack on any FB, I wish I was listening to HEALTH...
Just listen to HEALTH's We Are Water through to the end.
Don't you now just long for Fuck Buttons to come in?
I would like a album with them doing alternate tracks.
I dunno FB just seem clunky and lack a bit of something for me, I like that they are striving for some epic euphoric rush but I always feel let down by what coems out. There is a faint smell of cheesey trance/progresive scandinavian big room house music to alot of this new stuff, but you know distorted...
they're both really different in so many different ways. They're both noisy, sure, but HEALTH often complete their multifaceted songs within about 4 minutes, whereas FB often build upon one simple idea until it's white noise, which takes them about 9 minutes or something. Also i think HEALTH are much darker than FB, certainly on the basis of their new records.
I love them both, but i would never of thought to compare them.
I think they are both on simular pages, fashioning slighly noisey soundscapes into free flowing almost dance like shapes. Its just they go about it diffrently. And I always find myself wanting to stick on HEALTH whenever I hear FB. I still need to let both the new albums sink in more though.
maybe someone's pulled off one of those sneaky switcheroos and changed the ID3 tags on some pretty decent trance record so that people think it's the new Fuck Buttons album. ("Serves you right for illegally downloading music", etc., etc.)
I say this because, for the life of me, I would never in a million years think to use the terms "noise" or even "experimental" to describe the FB album I've been listening to (except maybe through the phrase "HINTS of noise/distortion"). Yet everyone keeps going on about it as some noise record.
I get the sense that their first album was a bit noisy, so that might explain it, but — really — there's virtually nothing in the new album to warrant that description or comparisons to HEALTH or suggestions that it's somehow innovative/experimental, is there? It is "merely" a (damn fine) trance album, no?
it only annoys me a bit cos I kinda like their ideas and want to like what they do but its not quite there for me. I wouldn't care if it was total pap.
Just quite surprised at the recurring references to their noise.
As for what they do, trance was always my preference back in the day, so this album suits me fine. But I can sympathise with the frustration when you can hear something in a band that you think they're just not making the most of.
I think they are kinda noisey but its a restrained shaped noise rather than full on in ya face sort of thing.
And it's fucking fantastic isn't it? Like the most epic OST to the most epic indie travel documentary ever. It reminds me of lots of things I loved about electronic music back in the 90's.
I REALLY need to buy some new headphones to enjoy this thing properly...
* 10 team points please Jamie