• The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

    Reviewed by Leon Michael Tricker (Vanity Project)

    <b> The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble </b> - The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

    TKDE create soundtracks for non-existent movies. It’s a bit of a cliché, and I wonder how artists approach this. Do they storyboard the film first? Do they write a script to inspire the mood of the music? Whatever, for TKDE, the ends justify the means. As you might expect from the name and the concept this is jazzy, with an occasional trip-hop diversion. This is a moody record but the odd surprise is thrown in. For example, the sheets of white noise that erupt in
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  • Venetian Snares - Hospitality

    Reviewed by maurizio pustianaz (chain dlk)

    <b> Venetian Snares </b> - Hospitality

    HOSPITALITY is the latest Venetian Snares release and it contains six new tracks where Aaron Funk redefine his latest breakcore i.d.m. orchestral sound that he presented with “Rossz Csillag Alatt Született”. If you were used to his breathtaking digital cavalcades, this time Aaron decided to surprise his audience using also moments where sonic disintegration is kinda under control. Take for example the first couple of minutes of the opening “Frictional
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  • Venetian Snares - Hospitality

    Reviewed by Fanny Magnate (Fanny Magnate)

    <b> Venetian Snares </b> - Hospitality

    I get excited every time I see Venetian Snares come up on release schedules. The fact that he single-handedly outputs more records than many small labels means I get excited quite often
    His last release was June’s ‘Cavalcade of Glee and Dadaist Happy Hardcore Pom Poms’. After initial enjoyment, I grew tired of it. It seemed a bit lightweight by his standards, almost like a ‘Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding’ for beginners. There were moments of
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  • Venetian Snares’ music can stretch the music-noise ratio all too frequently

    Venetian Snares - Hospitality

    Reviewed by Nick Mitchell (The Skinny)

    <b> Venetian Snares </b> - Hospitality

    Falling into the more glitch-driven, Aphex-influenced camp of IDM, Canadian Aaron Funk, aka Venetian Snares, is the most notable foreign exponent of this predominantly English sub-genre. This 25 minute ‘mini-album’ (not an EP then) follows up his June album ‘Cavalcade of Glee and Dadaist Happy Hardcore’ with six more madcap forays into the circuitry of modern life. Like Squarepusher, Venetian Snares’ music can stretch the music-noise ratio all too
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