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Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois
Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois

Well I would never have put them two together but it is definitely the former U2 and Bob Dylan producer collabing with breakcore nutcase Aaron Funk of Venetian Snares. Both are, though, Canadian and those lads stick together. Funk did the drums whilst Lanois added pedal steel and weaved the unli...view item »

Venetian Snares
Traditional Synthesizer Music

Venetian Snares is well known for his ludicrous break mashing at insane tempos and bizarre musical structures. Never shying away from a different approach Traditional Synthesizer Music is his take on the modular synth. Each track made from scratch and each element synthesized, and recorded in one take, then delete, move...view item »

Venetian Snares
Your Face

Of course, you can count on Venetian Snares to deliver consistently Venetian Snares-style music e.g. frantic super-breakcore refracted through a computer mind that does not care for your human dancing. The Your Face EP gives us seven more tracks of that inimitable style, released, as ever, on the Planet...view item »

Venetian Snares
Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding

First of all, if your are expecting "look at me, i'm a badass" hardcore noise you won't find it here. The breakcore fanatics will not be satisfied by the energy of this album. This album is actually closer in sound to the work of "autechre" than "fanny" but it has what their albums have always lacked: PURE. MUSICAL. GENIUS. This ...view item »

Venetian Snares
My Love Is A Bulldozer

Hold on to your hats it’s everyones favourite drum and bass botherer Venetian Snares, here with his first album since 2010’s ‘My So Called Life’ and Aaron is on blinding form as usual with his psychotic brand of break-beat schizophrenia. ‘My Love Is A Bulldozer’ starts as it means to go on with headache induci...view item »

Poemss
Poemss

This Poemss CD has turned up at my house with a somewhat sexist note from Norman Towers II's resident post-it goblin - "Venetian Snares In "Gone Soft" Shock - Woman Responsible...", it opines. What it's trying to tell me is that Poemss is the duo of Aaron Funk and Toronto-based musician/artist Joanne Pollock, and it's somewhat less heavy-duty th...view item »

Venetian Snares
Rossz Csillag Alatt Szuletett

Breakcore ambassador Venetian Snares originally released Rossz Csillag Allatg Szuletett on Planet Mu back in 2005, a record written in Hungarian and combining the force and terrorising pace of breakbeats with a backdrop of symphony and big band: strings and horns added the refining touch to...view item »

Venetian Snares
Cubist Reggae

Nice of Planet Mu to actually release something that's not remotely fashionable or clubby for a change. ;0] This latest from Funk is a real brain mangler, mainly because it's quite downtempo and relatively un-hectic. We cannot decide what speed the fucker plays at/sounds best on either. For the opening track, you have a Lionel Glitchie take on a...view item »

Venetian Snares
Fool The Detector

You gotta love this man's press releases. the mind of Aaron Funk is a wild, alarming place indeed. Sometimes I wish he'd just keep his thoughts to himself, then again I'd be always hankering for an outburst of sickoid eccentricity then. This new EP sounds pretty “sick”. You kno...view item »

Venetian Snares
My So-Called Life

This is the first release on Aaron's own label and basically consists of tracks that were banged out in a day or two, reflecting his mood at the time. To think that these tunes were created so quickly is mind boggling although not a surprise really as Funk really is a master of his craft. When I'm in the mood I really love his stuff. This is lik...view item »

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Horse & Goat

Always thought that Venetian Snares bloke was a bit funny. His new CD is called 'Horse & Goat', contains the usual murky soup of scattershot beats, tripping over themselves to get away from the broken elastic rhythms & random snippets of gibbering, stuttering nonsense. The man is a total loon. He's also ...view item »

Venetian Snares
Horsey Noises

Am I to assume that's Aaron Funk's vocal on his new Venetian Snares EP, 'Horsey Noises'? A complete turnaround from recent Acid Techno munching album 'Filth', this bizarre EP finds him in juddering braindance funk territory, much more danceable/accessible than some of his recent endeavors. The lead track has a strong monged electro feel, some of th...view item »

Venetian Snares
Find Candace

First up another CD by that big fat cock Venetian Snares. Apparently it features samples of him having sex with his girlfriend (yeah whatever) this is more drill and bass circa '96 for your listening (dis) pleasure. Bits of ragga chucked in by the ugly beard with swarthes of garbled noise. .Fund Candac...view item »

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Detrimentalist

Bloody hell. Venetian Snares has finally returned to his true roots and made a great old-skool jungle record! 'Detrimentalist!' is refreshing, purely because he hasn't tried to turn his hand to dubstep but has instead attempted to outdo Remarc and all those other amen break chancers that say they invented jungle. (erm..... which they did, but thi...view item »

Jega, Venetian Snares, Various
Sacred Symbols of Mu

a most bargainous 2 CD set affair on Planet Mu which wins this weeks official bargain prize. Twenty four tracks of cutting edge electronica, breakcore, dubstep spread over 2 discs. Oh it's called Sacred Symbols of Mu and it features the following... Dykehouse, Shitmat, Venetian Snares, Leafcutter John, Virus Syndicate, Luke Vibert,...view item »

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Winnipeg Is A Frozen Shithole

I thought someone was drilling through my brain for a minute. I can definitely feel something cos my head is hurting.... I'll just turn around and see if I can see anyone.... nope... no one there.... I think it must be the new Venetian Snares CD then. On this crazed gem he proclaims his dislike for Winnipeg (as the title may give away..)...view item »

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Filth

Aaron Funk, he's got the spunk, his music is well punk, it makes me wanna dunk my chunk. So here's 'Filth', another brain-blasting hyper rave oddessey from Venetian Snares, this time nailing the more melodic side of his ouvre to his multi-pronged dance-murdering battle cruiser. A man seemingly determined to give zombified banks of day-glo rave kidz...view item »

Venetian Snares
My Downfall

Venetian Snares has refined the use of classical strings used on his 'Rossz Csillag Alatt Született' album to create 'My Downfall (Original Soundtrack)' 5 years ago you'd never have imagined that he'd be making this kind of modern classical music. His roots in the breakcore scene are still there but the beats are more sparse allowing the e...view item »

Various (Otto Von Schirach, Eats Tapes, plus a million others!)
(Triskaidekaphobia) 13,000.00 Milliseconds

Speaking of comps here's another one, this time on Ratskin. This one features 215 artists over a whopping 99 tracks. Triskaidekaphobia (13000 Milli Seconds) is it's name and it's a ridiculousy busy comp. If you imagine a normal compilation being something like a quiet country road, this behemoth is like a massive 215 car pile up on the M1 with live...view item »

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Cavalcade Of Glee And Dadaist Happy Hardcore Pom Poms

Moving onto 8ft Canadian grizzly bear Venetian Snares' new one on Planet Mu - 'Calvacade Of Glee And Dadaist Happy Hardcore Pom Poms'. Immediately the first track makes me think of AFX's Analord series with its 303 Acid bassline weaving in and out of the complex percussion. You know what to expect from Mr. Funk's beat ...view item »

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Sabbath Dub

this record is awesome v snares does it again an blows me away.not just breaching 1 genre but 2 completely different styles an time periods with sabbath dubstep!!!. amazing record even if your not really in to those genres . ...view item »

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Miss Balaton

Venetian Snares has the 'Miss Balaton' 12" out to accompany the album and he takes all his Jungle Influences, smashes them up and reassembles them with a dose of turn of the decade Aphex wickedness into a right old as shaker of a tune. Plenty of his trickery but not too smarty pants as he keeps the groove going. A smattering of acid that warps...view item »

Ceephax, Venetian Snares, Luke Vibert, Various
200

To celebrate their 200th release Planet Mu have a double LP and bargain priced double CD package. '200' gets going with Ceephax's 'Castilliian' which just puts a grin on yer chops. Then the album proceeds to showcase the highlights and lowlights of the last couple of years. Which strikes me as a bit strange. From 199 titles to choose from it's pret...view item »

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Winter In The Belly Of A Snake

Firstly we have the spanking new CD release from some gimp or other called Venetian Snares. Never heard of 'em meself. Sounds very much like someone vomiting lots of shredded electronic noise and laptop shrapnel down a dark, scary staircase. Except Canadian. Oh what's that Fat Bareee sir? He's our most...view item »

Venetian Snares
Pink &; Green

Watch out kids. Venetian Snares is back with a new mini album job on Sublight. Pink & Green is CD only (though there is a version of it coming on vinyl soon from thar Planet Mu). The cover is ace...like some twisted version of My Little Pony Land on acid. It's well colourful. Anyhoo the ...view item »

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Hospitality

You know for a minute or so I thought that VENETIAN SNARES had made a 'nice' mini-album but then the shattered dismantled amens kicked in. 'Hospitality' is nothing particularly new or ground breaking but he does his thing well. Going straight for the jugular the drum programming and sequencing is typically bonkers and there are some go...view item »

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Winnipeg Is A Frozen Shithole Vol 2

I thought someone was drilling through my brain for a minute. I can definitely feel something cos my head is hurting.... I'll just turn around and see if I can see anyone.... nope... no one there.... I think it must be the new Venetian Snares 12" then. On this crazed gem he proclaims his dislike for Winnipeg (as the title may give a...view item »

Venetian Snares
Einstein Rosen Bridge

Aaron Funk is back with a brand new record on Planet Mu. That's Venetian Snares to you and me. Suitably bonkers.... more like the stuff from Ultra Higgins Glue Funk than the Belly Of A Snake but with vocals this time. It's got an acid feel but but it still sounds like the Snares bonkers cut up...view item »

Venetian Snares, Various
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Venetian Snares Vs Bong Ra
Rossz Csillag Alatt Szulletett

Bong Ra mixes of Venetian Snares, This is totally not what you'd expect from Bong Ra. He goes all Jazz, almost like Amon Tobin. Be quick with these as they'll disappear super fast!!...view item »

Jega, Hrvatski, Venetian Snares, Various
Children Of Mu

So here we have the long awaited follow up to the million shifting "Cosmic Forces Of Mu" comp on Planet Moooooo. A 2xCD round-up of new, unreleased, 7" vinyl only & album tracks spanning the entire current roster of Mike Paradinas's pioneering electronic imprint. It's called "Children Of Mu", opens wit...view item »

Venetian Snares
Rossz Csillag Alatt Szuletett

Talking of Mr. Funk himself, we have a new album by the Canadian  ponce. His  12th album of gibbering nutterdom is snappily entitled 'Rossz Csillag Allat Született'& is "his most mature work yet" (they say that about everything he does) Apparently this was "Inspired by a trip to Hungary wh...view item »

Venetian Snares
Meathole

Brian has given me this weeks Venetian Snares album to review. Thanks. Mr Funk is  very prolific but even if he did a thousand albums a second I doubt he'd ever come up with something I particularly liked or wanted to hear again. Anyway this one is called 'Meathole'  -mainly consists of 1000 mph drum and bass  - it spews o...view item »

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Infolepsy

What is it with Venetian Snares and orange. The cover of this new CD EP has a lets say none too photogenic woman(?) perusing cartons of orange in a supermarket. The music as usual is completely bonkers. It samples some things that sound like they're from the '70's and chops them up into smithereens. For the delicate-eared like me its not...view item »

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The Chocolate Wheelchair Album

Unfortunately this rampant mentalism renders the new Venetian Snares LP a bit lightweight (for him anyhooo!!) What this skinny, hirsute Canadian sound mangler is doing sampling the theme to Corrie I'll never know. But it works. Oh yes it really does. 10 tracks of stuttering, breakneck genius coming across ...view item »