Electronic: Year in Review 2010

Electronic: Year in Review 2010
8. Holy Fuck Latin (Young Turks/XL)
Toronto-based experiment Holy Fuck finally lived up to its expletive with Latin. Like its predecessors, their third full-length presented popular electronic music forms as interpreted through live performance, without looping or laptops, but the block rocking results on Latin were that much more realized. The group finally stepped outside their influences to create something beyond themselves, achieving catharsis through epic songwriting and rich production, with a level of consistency never before achieved by founding keyboardists Brian Borcherdt and Graham Walsh, now supported by a permanent rhythm section. The sense of a stable studio environment was palpable, culminating in a glorious road-trip album if there ever was one.
Alan Ranta