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 out beats at roughly a thousand per second, has
some bass noises in there to add extra spice. There's always one or 2 decent
tracks on Venetian Snares albums that hint at interesting avenues he
could take but then its back to the head down no nonsense breakcore boogie. I
was thinking the other day that the new Franz Ferdinand single sounds
like it was written in real time. I think the same about Venetian Snares
at times - as if he just sits down at his computer - writes the album from
beginning to end - never listens to it again - sends it out to Mike
P with a big note attached saying 'will this do?'. On Planet Mu.