Fuck Buttons‘ second album is an hour-long psychedelic workout that sounds like a singular complete thought—one hypnotic rhythm section and one batch of refried, melodic white noise from start to finish. While Andrew Weatherall’s seamless editing and production help certainly played a role in the album’s cohesive mix, Andrew Hung and Benjamin Power’s deceivingly limited sound arsenal truly emboldens the band’s sprawling noise epics. The shuffling, masculine beat of “Rough Steez” foreshadows the motorik charge of “Phantom Limb,” and the golden clatter of album opener “Surf Solar” lays groundwork for a sonically diverse and thoughtful record that remains constantly focused on its carefully crafted sound.
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