• Venetian Snares & Speedranch - Making Orange Things

    Reviewed by Xander Hoose (Rock-E-Zine)

    Venetian Snares & Speedranch - Making Orange Things

    Ears pounding. Brain frying. Memory blanking. This. Hurts. Bad! Without doubt, the collaboration between Speedranch and Venetian Snares is the most violent, aggressive and loudest album to see the light in modern day 2001. Making Orange Things is completely composed and constructed by swapping samples back and forth over ICQ, as Speedranch lives in England and vSnares in Canada. The result isn't any less devestating. Imagine Atari Teenage Riot. Imagine Merzbow. Now imagine Merzbow doing Atari, or vice versa. Now play a bit with the pitch, making it faster! faster! FASTER!. OK, you seem to be getting close to Making Orange Things. Ranging between fucked up digital breakbeats ("Cheatin", "We Hate Russell") to noisier stuff ("Pay Me For Sex", "Tushe Love") to pure tekno/gabber ("Unborn Baby") this is seriously demented stuff, at times approaching Dave Rodger's Delta9 project but with more variation added. Vocals and samples are inspired by Jerry Springer, the artwork is very orange indeed and if you want to piss off your neighbours this is the album you MUST have.

    10/10

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