Holy Fuck, "Latin"

Album Review

With a brand of electronica that's almost as aggressive as its moniker, Holy Fuck is definitely not for music fans with delicate sensibilities. The Toronto-based collective goes all out on its third album, "Latin," which features lead members Brian Borcherdt and Graham Walsh's spacey keyboards and effects supplemented by the powerful live drums and bass of their touring personnel. The dominant keyboards on lead single "Latin America" mesh well with drummer Matt Schulz's frantic high-hat-heavy rhythms, and "Silva & Grimes" builds from a background of calm harpsichord-like effects to a rousing club thumper. The song "Stilettos" starts off with a bang, immediately deploying Matt McQuaid's high-energy distorted bass runs, while "Lucky" benefits from background chanting and a touch of funky electric guitar. Album opener "One," on the other hand, is a chill-out ambient track that brings to mind Boards of Canada.


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