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My Love Is A Bulldozer

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With 'My Love Is A Bulldozer', Venetian Snares first new album since 2010's 'My So-Called Life', Aaron Funk surprises yet again, drawing on new ideas and on moods that have only been touched upon in his previous work.

The album seems to have a flowing sense of narrative, something akin to an opera, and unusually Aaron sings songs on it, which reinforces the sense of an emotional journey. Sonically he meshes together sometimes thunderous yet complex drum programming with delicate musical structures, creating, in places, a sense of haunted, atmospheric Jazziness, as well as spiky autumnal strings recalling the gothic orchestral beauty of his previous work.

Right from the start it's clear we're in new territory, with the distressed and violent '10th Circle Of Winnipeg', featuring a world weary jazz singer intoning deep emotional loss between crashing breaks and a corkscrewing bassline, giving us a sense of bewilderment and hurt, whereas 'Deleted Poems', all mournful strings and flamenco guitar, evokes empty desolation. '1000 Years' is the first time we hear Aaron's romantic singing with its orchestral accompaniment, coming across with a slightly medieval quality, cut up dramatically with angry fitful drum programming. On 'Your Smiling Face' Aaron's voice is both lamenting and slightly manic over an empty downbeat drums and piano, switching quickly in mood to the cartoony rush of 'Amazon'.

Title track 'My Love Is A Bulldozer' is as close as Snares gets to a pop song, with its gothic, self-deprecating vocals and dark synth melodies, but this is quickly splintered apart by rushing drumwork and metal stabs leaving you breathless. 'She Runs' sees things get warmer and more romantic, with epic chords and building, fidgety drums, rushing closer and closer in anticipation towards the end as if they're speeding towards a destination. 'Too Far Across', drops back to sparse, lonely lyrics, the vocals yearning to see a distant lover, over sad plucked guitar.

'Dear Poet' is an epic track that starts by working up strings and brass into shivering shapes cut with violent stabs, before amens drop in and the orchestral work becomes a dramatic accompaniment, the melodies darting across the deftly programmed drums. 'Your Blanket' finishes off the album, cold, beatless and balletic, gently building some light into the string arrangements, before the track finally forms together with bombastic brass, suggesting a potentially positive end.

Live Dates

22nd May, Belgium, Antwerp @ Kissinger Club
23rd May, Turkey, Istanbul @ Indigo
24th May, UK, London @ Scala
25th May, UK, Manchester @ Soup Kitchen
26th May, UK, Norwich @ Norwich Arts Centre

31st May, Japan, Nagano @ Taicoclub Festival

4th June, Denmark, Copenhagen @ Loppen
5th June, Netherlands, Amsterdam @ Melkweg
7th June, Poland, Krakow @ Fabryka

1st July, Canada, VANCOUVER, BC @Fortune Sound Club
2nd July, USA, SEATTLE, WA @ Barboza
3rd July, USA, PORTLAND, OR @ Rotture
4th July, USA, SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ Independent
5th July, USA, LOS ANGELES, CA @ Roxy
6th July, USA, SAN DIEGO, CA @ Casbah
8th July, USA, DENVER, CO @ Cervantes' Masterpiece (The Other Side)
10th July, USA, CHICAGO, IL @ Smart Bar
11th July, USA, BROOKLYN, NY @ Glasslands
12th July, USA, NEW YORK, NY @ Studio @ Webster Hall
13th July, USA, PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Johnny Brendas

My Love Is A Bulldozer

  • Artists: Venetian Snares
  • Title: My Love Is A Bulldozer
  • Released: Jun 16, 2014

Listen & Buy

Collection (12 Tracks) : £9.99 add to basket
Play 1. 10th Circle Of Winnipeg
Play 2. Deleted Poems
Play 3. 1000 Years
Play 4. Your Smiling Face
Play 5. Amazon
Play 6. My Love Is A Bulldozer
Play 7. She Runs
Play 8. 8am Union Station
Play 9. Shaky Sometimes
Play 10. Too Far Across
Play 11. Dear Poet
Play 12. Your Blanket
Collection (12 Tracks) : £14.98 add to basket
Play a-1. 10th Circle Of Winnipeg
Play a-2. Deleted Poems
Play a-3. 1000 Years
Play b-1. Your Smiling Face
Play b-2. Amazon
Play b-3. My Love Is A Bulldozer
Play c-1. She Runs
Play c-2. 8am Union Station
Play c-3. Shaky Sometimes
Play d-1. Too Far Across
Play d-2. Dear Poet
Play d-3. Your Blanket
Collection (12 Tracks) : £6.25 add to basket
Individual tracks: £0.99
Play 1. 10th Circle Of Winnipeg [£0.99] Buy
Play 2. Deleted Poems [£0.99] Buy
Play 3. 1000 Years [£0.99] Buy
Play 4. Your Smiling Face [£0.99] Buy
Play 5. Amazon [£0.99] Buy
Play 6. My Love Is A Bulldozer [£0.99] Buy
Play 7. She Runs [£0.99] Buy
Play 8. 8am Union Station [£0.99] Buy
Play 9. Shaky Sometimes [£0.99] Buy
Play 10. Too Far Across [£0.99] Buy
Play 11. Dear Poet [£0.99] Buy
Play 12. Your Blanket [£0.99] Buy
Collection (12 Tracks) : £8.25 add to basket
Individual tracks: £1.48
Play 1. 10th Circle Of Winnipeg [£1.48] Buy
Play 2. Deleted Poems [£1.48] Buy
Play 3. 1000 Years [£1.48] Buy
Play 4. Your Smiling Face [£1.48] Buy
Play 5. Amazon [£1.48] Buy
Play 6. My Love Is A Bulldozer [£1.48] Buy
Play 7. She Runs [£1.48] Buy
Play 8. 8am Union Station [£1.48] Buy
Play 9. Shaky Sometimes [£1.48] Buy
Play 10. Too Far Across [£1.48] Buy
Play 11. Dear Poet [£1.48] Buy
Play 12. Your Blanket [£1.48] Buy