• OOO - Upon Cycles

    OOO - Upon Cycles

    Everything and anything could be said about the meaning of OOO (or is it 000?), but one should abstain, as Upon Cycles is a rich enough slice of music to satisfy the most demanding fan of sharp electronic music. Hailing from the legendary Detroit, a city responsible for spurting a considerable amount of talents at an industrial pace, OOO’s Nicholas C. Raftis III remained until very recently completely unknown to most, which makes this first release even more
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  • OOO - Upon Cycles

    Reviewed by AS (Kaleidoscope Frenzy)

    OOO - Upon Cycles

    Occupying an increasingly over-populated territory, "Upon Cycles" is a rare commodity - electronica that remains enjoyable and engaging throughout, rather than leaving the listener feeling jaded. Surely the most prolific leftfield label in terms of output and one of the most consistent in terms of quality, Mike Paradinas' Planet Mu imprint remains two steps ahead of the majority of it's peers, and this is partly due to their ability to unearth new talent - in fact,
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  • Venetian Snares - The Chocolate Wheelchair Album

    Reviewed by ed chamberlain (musical bear)

    <b> Venetian Snares </b> - The Chocolate Wheelchair Album

    the gloriously named aaron funk has released an unbelievable five albums since 2001 under the moniker venetian snares. the canadian has made a name for himself with his preposterously complex drum ‘n bass, which makes aphex twin sound like brian eno. although he has lost none of his intensity, the chocolate wheelchair album is mr funk’s pop album. from abomination street, which sacrilegiously mauls the coronation street theme tune with hilarious results, to
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  • Venetian Snares - The Chocolate Wheelchair Album

    Reviewed by Nat Carsley (logo magazine)

    <b> Venetian Snares </b> - The Chocolate Wheelchair Album

    Anything featuring a rave-breakz-punk interpretation of the Coronation Street theme tune deserves plaudits right across the board. Venetian Snares’ Aaron Funk has made a name for himself as a gilded purveyor of sample-heavy jungle breakz, brewing up a storm with his disjointed, brain-melting mixes and illogical use of the pop sample. ‘The Chocolate Wheelchair Album’ catches Funk in full flow. For the uninitiated its schizophrenic, fragmented breakdown may lack
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