Reviewed by Catherine Yates (Terrorizer)
Anyone knocked sideways by the 'Snares approach to beat terrorism on his recent collaboration with Manchester tech-noise reprobate Speedranch should check this out. "Defluxion" astonishes and mesmerises with it's superior sample dexterity and impossible junctures that demonstrate a finely tuned original ear, elevating the 'Snare maestro above most of his breakbeat contemporaries in the way Aphex Twin stood head, shoulders and handmade module above his. Indeed, the
Mr Snares' real name is Aaron Funk, and his splattercore terrorstep gabbanoise is as paradoxically pretty as it is impeccably programmed. Like "Beef Bouilion", "Defluxion" is a very limited seven-inch release so get it quick. You won't regret it (but your neighbours might)"
Speaking of extremities... Making Orange Things is pretty bloody damaging to speakers and eardrums. A sonic collision of all-out beats, triggers, distorts and layer-on-layer of sampled noise. Nasty as fuck, this is an insane brain-numbing assault of structures and non-structures. Voices scream through the mayhem of percussive waves, in turn becoming another noise adding to the mix. Strangely, overall, the sound isn't as dirty as it could be and the production leaves
Prior to getting this release I must admit that my knowledge of the music of Venetian Snares was limited, I was definitely aware of the band but I had only previously heard one compilation track. Likewise with Speedranch, I was aware more of their reputation than of their actual music again having only heard a few tracks by them and Jansky Noise. Having said that I was sufficiently interested to pick up this recent collaborative release. As far as I can tell from the
- DJ Diamond - Flight Muzik
- Machinedrum - Room(s)
- Pritch & Trim - Stereotype
- Tropics - Parodia Flare
- Anti-G - Presents 'Kentje'sz Beatsz'
- Various - Ghettoteknitianz E.P.
- Kuedo - Severant
- Chrissy Murderbot - Women's Studies
- Boxcutter - The Dissolve
- NastyNasty - No Names
- FaltyDL - You Stand Uncertain
- Chrissy Murderbot - Bussin Down
- Boxcutter - Allele
- - Bangs & Works Vol.1
- DJ Roc - The Crack Capone
- Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In
- Various - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu
- DJ Spinn - Man I Do It EP
- DJ Rashad - Itz Not Rite
- Numan - Race Against Time
- Ital Tek - Midnight Colour
- DJ Nate - Da Trak Genious
- Tropics - Soft Vision E.P.
- Mrs Jynx - Shark Carousel