• Venetian Snares - Meathole

    Reviewed by Ben Murphy (DJ Magazine)

    <b> Venetian Snares </b> - Meathole

    From the obscene title, perhaps you'll deduce that this won't be a walk in the park. And if you know Venetian Snares, you'll know what to expect. His last album combined a Hungarian folk influence with skull-busting drum and bass. Unfortunately, he's ditched the Hungarian element to focus purely on horrific breakcore and nasty drum and bass, guaranteed to give you a headache. Dark d&b can be wicked when it's done right, but this lacks any form of
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  • Venetian Snares - Meathole

    Reviewed by MB (Juice, Sept. 05) (Juice)

    <b> Venetian Snares </b> - Meathole

    Aaron Funk releases something like his 783rd album as Venetian Snares, 'Meathole' was actually recorded in 2003 between 'Chocolate Wheelchair' and 'Huge Chrome Cylinde Boc Unfolding'. Like Richard D. James as Aphex Twin and, to a degree, Tom Jenkinson as Squarepusher, pioneering a sound and pushing it to terminal velocity has its upsides as well as its downsides. Venetian Snares can claim primacy in twisted, obtuse, spaz-jungle (sometimes
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  • Venetian Snares - Meathole

    Reviewed by Peirs Martin (Uncut, Nov. 05)

    <b> Venetian Snares </b> - Meathole

    Having flirted with melody earlier this year, prolific Canadian breakcore deity Aaron Funk scuttles back to the dark side on this breathless display of doomsday deviance. As ever, dazzling but impenetrable.

  • Venetian Snares - Meathole

    Reviewed by Keith Moline (The Wire, Nov. 05) (The Wire)

    <b> Venetian Snares </b> - Meathole

    Some seek in music what Arthur Rimbaud sought in poetry - a "derangement of the senses", a window on transcendence, a landscape wherein rational thought is relegated to a position of negligible importance and sensation is all. It might be said that all musics can be listened to this way (perhaps 'heard' is a more appropriate word), not only the obvious cases like the twin psychedelias of acid rock and Trance Techno. Even the most fearsomely
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