AARON FUNK'S MASTERPIECE?
Reviewed by Gutta (gutterbreakz)
Another year, another Venetian Snares album. The twelth, I believe. Nothing to get excited about, surely? Wrong. "Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett" is fucking awesome, easily the best thing of his I've ever heard. Maybe even one of the finest long-players in the history of IDM/electronica, though time will be the judge of that. In terms of both technical accomplishment and sheer emotional gravity, it's got to be one of the most profound artistic statements to emerge in
Reviewed by James Vella (cdreviews.com)
How can someone write a review for an album for which there are no words that describe its beauty? How can any simple human being be expected to produce an analysis and examination of a record that a mind – evidently – so evolved past my own created? How can Venetian Snares have written an album that not only marks the best work he has ever released, but that will probably never be even equalled?
Put simply, Aaron Funk has made an album that transcends
Reviewed by Jim Siegel (brainwashed)
From the ominous chords of 40-second opener "Sikertelenseg," a solo piece for untreated piano, it is clear that this is a very different Venetian Snares record than any of the previous 11 albums Aaron Funk has recorded. The titles appear, at first, to be some sort of prankster gibberish, a la Aphex Twin or Autechre.
Upon further inspection it is revealed that these are in fact Hungarian titles, as this album was inspired by a trip to Hungary, during which Funk
Reviewed by Susanna Glazer (bbc.co.uk)
These are “love songs and grief songs” says Venetian Snares of his heavily Hungary-influenced album (the title means “born under a bad star”). But where this caustic drill’n’bass genius is concerned, you know it's no ordinary love, no ordinary grief. At first Snares, aka Winnipeg-based Aaron Funk, overwhelms you with an incredible marriage of orchestral works and serrated, adrenalized breakbeats. But even this is insignificant compared to the intense
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