Hear Fuck Buttons Shred Celestial on 'The Red Wing'

English duo's latest wall of sound gets a breakbeat assist, hails from July 'Slow Focus' LP

Fuck Buttons 'The Red Wing' Stream Slow Focus
The cover of Fuck Buttons' Slow Focus
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Chris Martins

This month Fuck Buttons announced that after a four-year album drought, the English digi-drone duo will return with Slow Focus on July 23. By statement, founder Benjamin John Power promised a "very alien" aural landscape in contrast to their previous two records, due in part to the fact that the new one is self-produced. Indeed, 2008's Street Horrrsing (helmed by Mogwai guitarist John Cummings) and 2009's Tarot Sport (with techno pioneer Andrew Weatherall) bore the touch of their respective contributors, but the first taste of Slow Focus sounds like something else entirely. "The Red Wing" is a churning, menacing wall of grind that somehow still bounces atop a lithe breakbeat groove. And as the track progresses, whatever space was left is slowly filled with celestial atmosphere, bringing to mind Dead Seas-era M83. This is only an edit of the full track, which will appear on Slow Focus, and also be released by ATP Recordings as a single on limited-edition gold vinyl on June 25.

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