Boomkat Product Review:
Since the release of their highly rated 'Street Horrrsing', Bristol's F*ck Buttons have become one of the UK's most exciting acts working between the wide open parameters of noise, post rock and shoegaze techno. Their second album, 'Tarot Sport,' boasts a production job from none other than Andrew Weatherall, helping to further define their mystically experimental aesthetic. 'Surf Solar' is the awesome lead single, included here in its full 10-minute exploratory glory, imagining a meeting between the power of Kevin Shields-sculpted noise textures with Emeralds-style synth drones and an ecstatic feeling usually reserved for the likes of The Field. 'Rough Steez' bleeds out of that track into a muscular display of torn metal synth-scrapes driven by endlessly repetitive Krautrock rhythms, while 'The Lisbon Maru' focusses on launching a cataclysmic post-rock effort with a screaming crescendo worthy of Animal Collective. The epic 'Olympians' is pure hands in the air business with a delirious feedback loop tapped directly from Tiesto's wildest dreams, and 'Phantom Limb' sounds like Kraftwerk's 'Metal-on-Metal' looped and spooled through an array of alien FX. Which all leaves 'Space Mountain' and 'Flight Of The Feathered Serpent' to bring the dance-mix styled album to a close with a double-drop blast of galloping post-rock-trance ebullience leaving the listener gasping at the sheer delight of it all. An immense effort that should please fans of the first album, and warmly invite many new converts into its wide open arms. Recommended.