• Mark One - One Way

    Reviewed by maurizio pustianaz (chain dlk)

    <b> Mark One </b> - One Way

    I'm sorta new to grime music definition. I checked the web and I found a page on Reflex records (label which is deeply linked to Mark One) and this is what I found: "In the 80's, maybe it was House, Techno and Electro. In the 90's it was UK-G, Drum and Bass, Breaks or whatever. Now there are so many terms for it that the journalists can’t pidgeon-hole it any more". Personally I never invented a new definition/genre as I try to stick on the bands I know without
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  • Venetian Snares & Bong-Ra - 4 Adaptations Of Rossz Csillag Alatt Született

    Reviewed by Boomkat (Boomkat)

    Venetian Snares &amp; Bong-Ra - 4 Adaptations Of Rossz Csillag Alatt Született

    Probably the current undisputed Breakcore Heavy-Weight Champion Bong-Ra (aka Jason Kohnen) here steps into the ring alongside Venetian Snares (aka Aaron Funk) - with the ensuing 12" nowhere near as hectic as you'd imagine. Having first sampled the delights of the Snares career defining 'Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett' on a wet Easter Sunday, Kohnen decided that some dues needed to be paid and set about reinterpreting four cuts from the original album in his own
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  • Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag Alatt Született

    Reviewed by Cameron MacDonald (Pitchfork)

    <b> Venetian Snares </b> - Rossz Csillag Alatt Született

    Composer Reszo Seress is blamed for at least 17 suicides, as urban legend has it. His 1933 ballad, "Öngyilkos Vasárnap" or "Gloomy Sunday"-- written after he made up with an ex-fiancée, but before she poisoned herself--- had been banned in the United States and his native Hungary. "The Hungarian Suicide Song", it was later called. Suicide notes allegedly hint to the tune's lyrics, and one tale says a delivery boy jumped off a bridge after overhearing a man
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  • Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag Alatt Született

    Reviewed by Susanna Glaser (The Wire)

    <b> Venetian Snares </b> - Rossz Csillag Alatt Született

    The Wire 254, April 2005
    Unedited transcript by Susanna Glaser


    Venetian Snares


    It seems the more complex and fucked up your music becomes, the more we love it. What is that about?

    Maybe what you really desire is more and more fucked up music? I know I do sometimes.

    Why though? Why do we desire increasingly 'discordant' music - there seems to have been a trend in music making to do this from year dot...

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