Early Plays: Realisationship by Andrew Hung

Fuck Buttons, the electronic duo formed in Bristol fifteen years ago by Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power, has left a strong mark in the recent history of electronic music and gathered a sort of cult following as one of the best experimental bands in the music scene.  Fuck Buttons have released so far three LP, they have also toured extensively around the globe, headlining multiple festivals including the Park Stage at Glastonbury and they had two tracks featured in the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony.

 

Fuck Buttons’ last album, Slow Focus, dates back to 2013, and since then the two DJs have started focusing on individual side projects. A few months ago we reviewed here the last production by Blanck Mass, which is Benjamin John Power’s solo project. The album was awarded in this blog with the title of Best Electronic Album of the Month, and it’s still among the best 10 electronic albums of the year (so far).

 

Thanks to a recent announcement we learned that also the other component of Fuck Buttons, Andrew Hung, will release on next October his own LP, named Realisationship, which is basically the debut album of his solo project. The artist as also shared the audio track for the opening song of the album, called Say What You Want.

 

From what we can listen in the song, apparently the style of Hung’s music is definitely more melodic, brighter and somehow more commercial than Fuck Buttons and Blank Mass, something that by itself doesn’t constitute a bad thing. The songs shows also some clear references to tropicanism and Balearic house, which give the music an enjoyable positive vibe. We’ll see if these characteristics will be found on the remaining 8 tracks of the album. Stay tuned!

 

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