Holy Fuck’s second album yawns to life with the uncharacteristically ambient ‘1MD’ – a track that awakens with all the patience of fellow expletives Fuck Buttons. Their most atmospheric song yet then makes way for their funkiest as ‘Red Light’ bounces on a Rapture-esque bass brag. And from then on the groove never leaves ‘Latin’, whether overtly throbbing to the classic piano of ‘Latin America’ or subtly morphing biscuit-tin bossanova drum raps into dramatic, military snare rolls throughout the filmic, standout ‘Stay Lit’. At rare intervals (and throughout the skyward, krauty blemish ‘Silva & Grimes’) things feel a little less encapsulating, but as with any post-rock, completely instrumental record, that’s almost to be expected. What makes ‘Latin’ such a clever and well-executed success is its undeniably taut, precise energy.

By Danny Canter

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