• Venetian Snares - Songs About My Cats

    Reviewed by Stephen Dalton (UNCUT)

    Venetian Snares - Songs About My Cats

    The post-Aphex school of British avant-tronica is one of the last places in music where wildly dissonant noises still co-exist with progressive pop sensibilities. Venetian Snares mastermind Aaron Funk is as experimental as fuck yet these chaotic splatterbeats and twisted Fisher Price melodies would be accesible to the average hyperactive nine-year-old who recognises odious "kiddy" bands like Hear'Say for the hideaously middle-aged tripe they are. With its shuddering modem FX and demented toddler voices, plucked strings and space-time fabric-ripping velocity, this sense-blurring riot of a record will deep-fry your brain quicker than six military-issue mobile phones wired to your cranium. it rocks.

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