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Dan Friel – Ghost Town (Important) 2008

Posted in Dan Friel, Fuck Buttons, Music with tags on August 2, 2008 by noisenoisenoise

This just goes to prove the obvious that the Important label is releasing some of the best stuff going around right now. Dan Friel is a member of Parts and Labor a band that quite frankly I’ve never heard of, although I like the fact that he is referred to as musician/electrician. It’s a pretty apt description when you consider what Friel does. This is pop music for noise freaks. Like Fuck Buttons but embracing light and joy rather than something more sinister, Friel is producing the  kind of songs that I’m really enjoying right now, a modern and avant garde approach to electro pop. The other thing Friel gets is that sometimes truncating your idea into a pop song  format (around three minutes) is a a novel and at times welcome relief in a genre which seems to equate the  value of it’s art with the length of their tracks. This album all up is no more than 24 minutes but it may be the best and most fun 24 minutes you will spend listening to music this year. Check it out if you like Holy Fuck or more importantly Fuck Buttons. Awesome.

Here is Dan doing his thing live a a house party in Brooklyn. The track he’s playing is on Ghost Town.

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Fuck Buttons – Street Horrrsing (ATP) 2008

Posted in Fuck Buttons, Music, noise with tags on April 20, 2008 by noisenoisenoise

Well this may be my pick for 2008 so far. The copy i bought last week had one of those helpful stickers on it with a blurb by some record shop hipster. It was described as a cross between Black Dice and Throbbing Gristle. (Why the fuck does everything get compared to Throbbing Gristle – have these people even heard that band?) What a very stupid comparison. I suppose in some ways I get the whole Black Dice comparison but Fuck Buttons are way better than that. Think of the most sublime electronica and then imagine what happens when evil comes to visit. Like a chill out session invaded by pure evil. Think The Knife crossed with Wolf Eyes. Yes that fucking cool. I can’t get enough of this at the moment. Seriously it is album of the year (and it’s only April). The experimental record to introduce your friends to.

Bright Tomorrow

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