Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Holy Fuck - LP

Holy Fuck's debut album, LP, is a quite wonderful blend of suped-up Krautrock influenced electro that seems to be attempting to bring a more live feel to recorded dance music. It's tracks were built in the live arena and then bought into the studio as they were felt ready, in order to give them a more improvised feel. It really seems to have panned out well, making them a live dance band bringing their work successfully to a studio, rather than the usual case of heavily layered dance music feeling awkward and slightly too 'recorded' when 'played' live (hi Justice!). Holy Fuck also use found sounds, lo-tech battery operated keyboards and childrens toys to bring different sounds to each track, meaning it doesn't get tedious throughout; there's always something new happening throughout. Opener Super Inuit presents a more hyper 21st century feel to Suicide influenced kraut, whereas tracks like Milkshake is reminiscent of Man-Machine-era Kraftwerk, but produced by humans rather than teutonic robot-people. Really though that's just a few tracks and a few obvious names, there's a lot more going on throughout which i'll leave you to work out for yourselves.

Holy Fuck hail from Toronto (doesn't everyone? that or Montreal), and their highly acclaimed live show has seen them tour with such Runout Groove approved acts as Wolf Parade, !!!, Cornelius, Do Make Say Think and Buck 65 amongst others. They also got some of the best reviews I saw from the press for their appearance at this year's Glastonbury Fest. Anyway, the album is out on the 22nd October on Young Turks. It's produced by Dave Newfeld (Broken Social Scene) and mixed by Eli Janney (Girls Against Boys!) and it's grrreat.

Holy Fuck - Super Inuit
Holy Fuck - Lovely Allen


Blogger Jackson Glass said...

Wasn't their s/t an album? That would be their debut.

1:57 am, October 08, 2007  
Blogger cletus_buckley said...

cheers for the heads up

8:19 pm, October 12, 2007  

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