Reviewed by Matthew Landry (earlash.ccom)
I, once at the age of 16, decided to try my hand in making electronic music. Equipped with such landmark albums as Autechre's Tri Repetae and Aphex Twin's Richard D. James Album, I felt that I could synthesize all of these distinct sounds and create the greatest IDM album ever using the God-given genius I hoped was hiding in me somewhere. So I proceeded, fumbling around with my copy of Fruity Loops 3.4, making various blips and bleeps that eventually added up to a
[idm] oh yes, another top ten.
Reviewed by nat hawks (elists.resynthesize.com)
Albums of the Year (looking over Other Music’s and Pitchfork’s end of year
lists, I realized that I didn’t miss anything at all like I thought, it just
wasn’t that great a year for music innovation.)The success of Arcade Fire
really sealed the deal with me that the indie rock scene has become the
hiding place for MOR Adult Contemporary. If you’re not super famous you’re
suddenly up for an “indie credibility
Reviewed by Khosu Tuboka (gridface.com)
Another Venetian Snares release, on the demanding side this time. After the gabberesque, sampledelic crowd-pleaser Chocolate Wheelchair on Planet Mu, and the quite sloppily crafted Horse and Goat EP on Sublight Records earlier this year (which meandered through the more electronic libraries at the Rosedale Crazy House to culminate in a series of jawbreaking non sequiturs), comes this more focused effort by the workaholic Funk.
Following the path of 2003’s
Reviewed by Lee Henderson (Junkmedia)
Aaron Funk (aka Venetian Snares) doesn't know how to slow down. By my count, Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding is Funk's second album in 2004 and his eighth in two and a half years. Snares can freak the beat with the best of the pickled punks in the IDM carnival, and his compositions rival the best in the genre.
Funk is a dystopic Mozart, the archangel to Amadeus. Cylinder Box is a breakbeat symphony of pentagrammatic rhythms - dark, sallow tracks that
- DJ Diamond - Flight Muzik
- Machinedrum - Room(s)
- Pritch & Trim - Stereotype
- Tropics - Parodia Flare
- Anti-G - Presents 'Kentje'sz Beatsz'
- Various - Ghettoteknitianz E.P.
- Kuedo - Severant
- Chrissy Murderbot - Women's Studies
- Boxcutter - The Dissolve
- NastyNasty - No Names
- FaltyDL - You Stand Uncertain
- Chrissy Murderbot - Bussin Down
- Boxcutter - Allele
- Various - Bangs & Works Vol.1
- DJ Roc - The Crack Capone
- Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In
- Various - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu
- DJ Spinn - Man I Do It EP
- DJ Rashad - Itz Not Rite
- Numan - Race Against Time
- Ital Tek - Midnight Colour
- DJ Nate - Da Trak Genious
- Tropics - Soft Vision E.P.
- Mrs Jynx - Shark Carousel