• Venetian Snares - Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding

    Reviewed by Matthew Landry (earlash.ccom)

    <b> Venetian Snares </b> - Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding

    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
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  • [idm] oh yes, another top ten.

    Venetian Snares - Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding

    Reviewed by nat hawks (elists.resynthesize.com)

    <b> Venetian Snares </b> - Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding

    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
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  • Venetian Snares - Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding

    Reviewed by Khosu Tuboka (gridface.com)

    <b> Venetian Snares </b> - Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding

    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
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  • Venetian Snares - Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding

    Reviewed by Lee Henderson (Junkmedia)

    <b> Venetian Snares </b> - Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding

    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
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