With their new Andrew Weatherall produced album, 'Tarot Sport', all the indications are that F*ck 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 F*ck 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 results of 'Tarot Sport', needless to say, are astounding, taking things to another level through 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 F*ck Buttons immersed themselves in, strived for and achieved with startling results.
1. Surf Solar 2. Rough Steez 3. The Lisbon Maru 4. Olympians 5. Phantom Limb 6. Space Mountain 7. Flight Of The Feathered Serpent
The real secret of 'Tarot Sport' lies not in the beats, but in the tunes. These songs are long, not because it makes filling out an album easy, but because these melodies resolve in galaxy spanning orbits. This cinematic feel is a quality they share with sometime tourmates Mogwai, but whereas Mogwai's more recent work threatens to make a formula familiar, F*ck Buttons' fizzling DIY laboratory still has the invention and ingenuity to surprise. - NME 8/10 ATPElectronic Musicadd-to-cart2018-03-21