Boomkat Product Review:
Calling yourself Holy F*ck is certainly a sure way NOT to get covered in most magazines and websites I suppose. I mean there's no covering it up is there, even with a star or two in the title to cover up offending vowels we still all know what it says, and blaspheming while swearing really is the best way to upset the Mid West. Good plan then, but you've got to have the tunes to back up such a rambunctious name, and thankfully Holy F*ck have just the right balance to make it work. With a humorous technicality pillaged straight from the Battles school of math rock and songs that they claim to be 100% improvised (this album was all recorded on tour!) there's an energy and vibrancy that you frankly don't get on many records, let alone electronic records. People have compared it to Krautrock, but when did Krautrock ever possess a wicked sense of humour like this? When Holy F*ck blend technicality with the kind of sounds you last heard on Pilotwings for the Super Nintendo then you know they're doing something right, and when they add a propulsive bassline and some clattering percussion into the mix? Well I'm sold, that's all there is to it. Easily the best record this year to contain a swear word in the title... and they're from Canada too - I shoulda known!