Review: Press The Button – The Button: For Dummies

Originally published in Punk Planet July/August 2006

Simply put, a mess of found-sound collages that clearly reflect the inspiration of their origins — namely, the bleary-eyed experimentalism of late-night radio. On the disc’s four tracks, a series of remastered MP3s that clock in near 60 minutes, boilerplate jazz-swing soundscapes and piano solos intersect with antiquated (and endlessly looped) instruction in pronouncing English words, cluttered bits of noise, and other audio flotsam and jetsam. The three audiophiles behind the disc may see the method behind the madness but passing listeners may strain to find the obscured Dada messages, Structuralist narratives or larger constructions buried herein.


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