• Venetian Snares - Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding - Planet Mu

    Venetian Snares - Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding

    Reviewed by Lynsey Blackshaw (scubba-cultcha.com)

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

    Ok, I’m sorry but this album is my own personal nightmare sprung to audible life! I should have been forewarned by the arty strangeness of the title, but nothing prepared me for the obscurity of this sound. From Track One, ‘Huge Chrome Peach’, we are ‘treated’ to a strange jingle-jangle of irritating noise. With no melody to speak of, no guitars, drums or vocals, I’m finding it difficult to find any positive points on this album. It’s sound is
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  • VENETIAN SNARES - Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding

    Venetian Snares - Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding

    Reviewed by Charlie Frame (stylus magazine)

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

    aving released just under a squillion albums in 2004 alone, Venetian Snares’ Aaron Funk not so much returns as bursts in through the back door, helps himself to whatever’s in the fridge, jams your toilet up with bog roll and ends up dogging your bird while you look on in disbelief.
    It is this kind of arrogance that makes him so obnoxiously compelling, well, to begin with at least. The last album, Chocolate Wheelchair, saw Funk effortlessly firing off
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  • VENETIAN SNARES - Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding

    Venetian Snares - Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding

    Reviewed by Colin Buttimer (the milk factory)

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

    Aaron Funk: a prolific artist with a gaggle of pseudonyms in tow including Venetian Snares, Ventriloquist Snakes and Snares Man!. Declaration of ignorance: Venetian Snares is a significant gap in this reviewer’s knowledge of electronica: if seeking a verdict on the comparative merits of this release relative to the rest of Venetian Snares’ oeuvre, please look elsewhere.

    Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding is all fizzing, hyperspeed percussion moving over and
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  • VENETIAN SNARES - Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding

    Venetian Snares - Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding

    Reviewed by Liam Singer (Pitchfork)

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

    A great schism has gradually formed in the orthodox church of the glitch and IDM scene. Of one doctrine is the Matmos/Oval/Mouse on Mars school, based around clicks, squelches and skips, in which musicians struggle to merge our fleshy, imperfect world with that of bent circuitry and drum machines. On the other side are those such as Autechre and Richard Devine, who program crystal-clear computer assaults directly into the listener's brain, with no patience for human
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