• Venetian Snares - The Chocolate Wheelchair Album

    Reviewed by Ben Sansum (RobotFist)

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

    'HORRIBLE', 'unnecessary', 'completely pointless' and 'a nasty noise'.

    That's the considered verdict of my girlfriend, who thought every time-stretched snare and stuttering sample on this record was further proof that I am just wrong in the head.

    Maybe she's right.

    Maybe the fact that I can listen to and enjoy such disconcerting, discordant, noisecore music means I'm not fit to walk the streets.

    If that is the case, however, what about Mr
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  • Venetian Snares - The Chocolate Wheelchair Album

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

    It’s been a surprisingly quiet year for Venetian Snares’s Aaron Funk, with just one album released on Hymen earlier this year, and this one, pencilled for release for some time and finally made available. If the last in last year’s trilogy of albums published on Planet Mu, Winter In The Belly Of A Snake, showed Mr. Snare at his more accessible, The Chocolate Wheelchair Album returns to the more upfront and arrogant smashed-up drill of Higgins Ultra Low Track
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  • 8.23/10

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    Reviewed by Adrian Huth (Exploding Plastic)

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    After the more conservative sounding collaboration with Hectate under the Nymphomatriarch moniker, Aaron Funk is back in full Venetian Snares attack with a full length for the Planet Mu label. Immediately kicking off the album is a super charged rave style breakcore assault called "Abomination Street" which mashes the theme of "Coronation Street" with the techinal skill Funk always brings to the table. The second song "Too Young" kind of feels like a detour to the rest of
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  • Rating: 6.5

    Venetian Snares - The Chocolate Wheelchair Album

    Reviewed by Dan Lett (Pitchfork)

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

    Aaron Funk (aka Venetian Snares) claims his first musical experience was attending an in utero Mike Oldfield session courtesy of his pregnant mother. Funk has since revisited his sonic initiation in the womb with the eponymous Nymphomatriarch release, sourced entirely from mid-coitus, "internal" samples of he and partner Rachael Kozak (aka Hecate). That he describes himself as a combination of Lee Perry, Stockhausen, and contemporary drum-n-bass pioneer
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