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Slow Focus

Fuck Buttons Audio CD
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Four years after Fuck Buttons’ Benjamin John Power and Andrew Hung dropped the second of two of the most unparalleled electronic-driven albums in recent memory, with the hyper-acceleration of 2009’s blistering Tarot Sport, the duo return with a new album Slow Focus, their first self-produced record, and one that looks set to re-shape the landscape of the leftfield all over ... Read more in Amazon's Fuck Buttons Store

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  • Audio CD (22 July 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: ATP Recordings
  • ASIN: B00D28TNT6
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,071 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Slow Focus is the third album from electronic duo Fuck Buttons. The album is more intense with a slower, more expansive beat than their previous albums.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Focused 21 Oct 2013
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So I came to this release having got over the embarrassingly juvenile band name and being the owner of both Street Horrsing and Tarot Sport. The short clips on Amazon are never going to be much of a clue as to whether to splash-the-cash when you are talking about lengthy compositions welded together and so I returned to the two previous albums and gave them a listen (which hadn't happened in a while).

I love the concept of FBs. I love the noises. I love the songs. The problem with the last two albums for me was that, when the songs were lined up back-to-back, it resulted in an aural assault with little variation of light and shade and by album's end, I was always screaming for less. Now don't get me wrong. I'm as noise-addicted and discordant as the next guy - if the next guy happens to love Autechre as much as I do. The albums weren't so much 'nosebleed' as 'bleeding out through the nose'.

What finally drove me to buy this was the (excellent) review by the two dudes at velocitiesinmusic on u-tube who made me realise that this album actually has...LOW FREQUENCIES. Did they get a new piece of kit ? This was what was lacking in the last two album releases. Furthermore, they are used to such great effect on each track that this feels like...(drumroll plz)...an album...with each track having some respect for the previous one rather than being a variation on it. Overall, the album has the right length, the right blend and sufficient variation for this type of barely-controlled, flailing, abrasive noise. At the album's end, I can even contemplate listening to it again...remarkable.

I really do feel that this is an important progression and I doubt that I'll be so hesitant when the next album comes around.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intense & Complex 22 July 2013
By Adam Finn TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Slow Focus is the colossal third album from post-rock Bristol duo F*** Buttons.

Inkeeping with their previous records, F*** Buttons come back in scintillating style; with a little more bling. This is not a post-apocalyptic record; its simply apocalyptic. Unlike the recent Boards of Canada album, 'Slow Focus' feels like you are in the event, not just watching it from afar. It's intensity and complexity is captivating right from the off as we are propelled into the tribal 'Brainfreeze' that echoes a distant pagan time. From there on the pistons don't really stop until the final few moments of 'Hidden XS', the album's closer. Tracks are best experienced loud (however which way you can) and without interruption; it's the beautiful progress and structure of these records that set F*** Buttons apart.

No words may do justice to this immersive record that flirts with contradiction; how can music so lush and textured with complexity leave such a wide expanse of space for the mind to traverse in? And how can a record slide so unassumingly from monotonous repetition to divine detail and intricacy? It is perhaps this dialectic that has allowed Ben John Power and Andrew Hung to simultaneously delight both the live masses and the introspective-bedroom-ravers.

The dichotomy runs deep into their influences. In a recent Fact Mag interview when asked on the meaning for the title of 'The Red Wing', one of the albums most evocative tracks, Ben assertively claimed that it was "like you were walking round a deserted city, like a collapsed, deserted city". This clinical description is antagonistically worlds apart from Andrew's vacant ambiguity: "...music would evoke different imagery for people...I wouldn't want to impose that, even though those images are strong...".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Slow Focus - excellent album 18 Oct 2013
By Becka
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An excellent album, which might be surprising as they could have easily churned out three-minute easy-on-the-ear glitch after the Olympic success.

Some intense, beautiful soundscapes created here, with some really interesting individual sounds (at turns industrial, heavy and metallic, interspersed with repeated 'natural' samples) that see the Buttons moving forward with electronica without being too abstract to become pretentious. There are some influences of Aphex and Bola here maybe but this is a unique album and I've played it on repeat since I've had it the last couple of days.

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Experimental without being so abstract to render it
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5.0 out of 5 stars ELECTRONIC MAESTROS DO IT AGAIN 22 July 2013
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When Bristol duo F... Buttons came along in 2008 with debut album "Street Horrrsing" and 2009's follow up "Tarot Sport" they gave Electronic music a much needed kick up the back side, they didn't sound like any other band at the time and not only was "tarot Sport" one of that year's best albums it was also one of the Decades best. It's now been four years since that album and of course in between their music was famously used in the 2012 Olympic Games, with "Surf Solar" and the epic "Olympians" both been used. Any chance of the duo deciding to cash in on Olympic success is completely debunked by listening to their new album "Slow Focus", an album that shows they still make electronic music like no one else.

Beginning with the tribal drum beats of album opener "Brainfreeze" before the duos now familiar electronic noise sound creeps in sets this album up nicely, any thought that the band would shorten their songs are completely debunked, not for them 3 minutes short snippets of electronic sounds as what you mainly get are between 4 and 11 minute pieces of music that are like epic journeys taking the listener on a ride you won't forget like the final two tracks on the album the haunting "Stalker" and "Hidden XS". Then there is the brilliant and eerie "Sentients" which brings visions of a 1970's Michael Myers walking down an American neighbourhood after a group of teenage kids.

F... Buttons have now released three fine albums in a row and are proof that there is still plenty of room for experimenting in Electronic music. In a year that has already seen some great releases "Slow Focus" is right up there with the best of them
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4.0 out of 5 stars Be absorbed
Totally absorbing music. Slow Focus is music on a new level which demands to be listen to, and experienced.
You wont be disappointed.
Published 4 months ago by Heather Fish
5.0 out of 5 stars another fantastic album
Tarot Sport there last album is for me one of the best albums I've heard, it forward thinking, original, challenging and uplifting. Read more
Published 7 months ago by cl
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing slow about this
Aggressive attacking moody and intelligent, this isn't music to listen to, this is music that grabs you by the throat and twists your head around to stare right into your eyes and... Read more
Published 8 months ago by paul crowe
4.0 out of 5 stars Hard Electronica
Picking through the albums of the year I found this gem. Only 7 tracks but all long (2 of them 10 minutes) but it seeps into your brain. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mark O
5.0 out of 5 stars Gem
Having only recently discovered FB's I'm quite blown a way by this gem of an album. So far it's my favourite of all 3 albums. Looking forward to future works. Thanks guys!
Published 9 months ago by M. Bransby
5.0 out of 5 stars Great piece of music
Another considered piece of work by a brilliant pair of musician. A building block on top of their previous pieces.
Published 12 months ago by PG Gilbert
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It's awesome, it's amazing... it's a must have for any serious recorded music collection...
Published 12 months ago by Mr. G. Vranjkovic
4.0 out of 5 stars I had high expectations on the release of this album, I wasn't...
I have always enjoyed the Buttons and was looking forward to their next piece of work. I'm pleased to say that is an excellent album. Read more
Published 12 months ago by simon
2.0 out of 5 stars Should have stuck with Andrew Weatherall...
Meh... Sorry but I cannot agree with the other reviewers here. I've been involved with electronic music for 25 years but this album did little to interest or excite me. Read more
Published 14 months ago by nicholas_b
5.0 out of 5 stars The future past and present
This is a great electronic album. On a par with Burial and Crystal Castles latest work, head and shoulders above anything else that's been release in the past few years - Boards of... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Dave B
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