I must say that Field Trip did a fantastic job in curating their performers this year. In fact, the entire festival grounds were set up in a new and innovative way, keeping the sound from each stage well isolated and the children happily at play in between. On top of that it was a glorious day. All of these factors put me in a very good mood, so I decided it was time I actually went to see the up and coming Toronto band Holy Fuck. I have been listening to them for some time, but have always seemed to get sidetracked when it comes to seeing them live. Regardless to say, I am glad I broke this bad habit of being an absentee fan.
As far as absolutely out of this world live electronica goes, Holy Fuck can be described eponymously. They layer beats on top of their live drummer as if they are constantly icing their giant psychedelic cake. If there is one boundary that Holy Fuck breaks, beyond their crazy name, it is that they forge a distinctive harmony between synthetic and instrumental music. In fact those of you who read our review of Ensh would find Holy Fuck in the same indefinable category. This is a band that has blazed a trail people didn’t even know was there yet. They have managed to transcend the stereotypes of modern music and create their own genre,a true accomplishment in an of itself. Seen at an outdoor festival, their music takes on richer organic undertones with the opportunity to breathe in the open air, if you get a chance to see Holy Fuck outdoors this summer, don’t miss them. holyfuckmusic.com
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