• Venetian Snares

    Venetian Snares - Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding

    Reviewed by Aurelio Cianciotta (Neural)

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

    Synthetic drones from the planet Mu for the prolific Aaron Funk (aka Venetian Snares), in a perfect dissonant style reminiscent of old-skool IDM. This is his eleventh album, and confirms his style, receiving praises from his oldest fans and appealing to new fans as well, even if it doesn't make compromises with ease of listening: the sounds are still irksome in their complex polyrhythmic acrobacies, only barely softened by melodies and gloomy dreamlike
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  • datach'i mmale and ffemale

    Datach'i - Mmale And Ffemale

    Reviewed by Cameron Macdonald (XLR8R (issue76))

    Datach'i - Mmale And Ffemale

    Joseph Fraioli (Datach'i) was rarely mentioned in past zine articles about "digital-punk." Strange, since his '99 debut'[rec+Play]' embodied that tag with lesh and blood. Kid606 and half of the Tigerbeat6 posse often seem to be chasing after that record's trash-compacted IDM beats and Kool-Aid-drunk Nntendo melodies. With 'MMale and FFemale', Fraioli has matured, deftly composing analog drones and phantasmagoric choirs that haunt a Martian cathedral. The
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  • Datach'i

    Datach'i - Mmale And Ffemale

    Reviewed by Martin Turenne (Grooves Mag (No.13))

    Datach'i - Mmale And Ffemale

    Datach'i is a hard name to type. Go, try it: boot up your copy of Microsoft Word and try spelling out Joseph Fraioli's alias. Maddeningly, Bill Gates' baby will automatically capitalize the last letter of the name, forcing you to scroll back, delete the offendin vowel, and re-type it. Just as his moniker is hard to spell, so is Datachi'i's music hard to grasp. Coming from a man who's hurtled his way through venues wearing a Mexican wrestling mask, Fraioli tunes
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  • datach'i mmale and ffemale

    Datach'i - Mmale And Ffemale

    Reviewed by Ralph Cowling (absorb.org)

    Datach'i - Mmale And Ffemale

    is it a sin for something to sound so much like aphex twin, circa 1995/6 - 'i care because you do' if it actually sounds great? i mean, there are so many dynamic twists and turns in this record that it remains energetic and entertaining, as well as wonderfully grim and danceable, really moody... however, there are moments when the resemblance is so incredibly uncanny, by which i mean, the bpm, the sequencing, the drum loops and the god damned samples that it's almost
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