• Venetian Snares - Songs About My Cats

    Venetian Snares - Songs About My Cats

    With a reputation for pushing the boundaries of music construction, Venetian Snares AKA Aaron Funk continues in his quest of sonic disturbance. Don't be fooled by the title, this ain't no ambient splurge of cat samples - this is hard-core sound that you can listen to without reaching for the headache tablets. The dissected melodies of orchestral chaos, saxophone scales and vocoders are slapped against twisted aphex-esque beats that grind and shatter
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  • Venetian Snares - Songs About My Cats

    Venetian Snares - Songs About My Cats

    venetian Snares (AKA 25-year-old Canadian Aaron Funk) might occasionally lapse into pointless avant garde piano dribbles and the like, but then restless minds do sometimes lose focus don't they? [What am I supposed to be doing? - Ed] Look Elsewhere, though and you'll find nuggets like "Poor Kakarookee", where contorted pitter patter beats sound like they're directly played onto your skull, and "Pouncelciot", where futuristic glitch dynamics are caught
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  • Venetian Snares - Songs About My Cats

    Reviewed by Gal Detourn (DJ magazine)

    Venetian Snares - Songs About My Cats

    Venetian Snares, aka Canadian Aaron Funk, whose collaborated with the bonkers Speedranch and has apparently made the Aphex Twin's ears prick up, has four cats. Hence "Songs About My Cats". But don't worry, this isn't a concept album from hell. Not at all. We're talking hardcore digital abrasions that gel into fresh aural nuggets: gabbatastic, quick-fire blasts of screwed beats, tinnitus inducing textures and seemingly freeform detours. Okay, in
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  • Venetian Snares - Songs About My Cats

    Reviewed by Tim diGravina (all music guide)

    Venetian Snares - Songs About My Cats

    Venetian Snares, aka Aaron Funk, has proven himself a mad genius of drill'n'bass with Songs About My Cats. It's quite clear why Mike Paradinas, one of the genre's pioneers and most masterful practitioners, has praised Funk left and right and released most of Funk's recordings on his Planet µ label. Songs About My Cats is unrelenting in its use of distorted samples and massively twitchy digital electronic sounds that pummel a listener. But despite the
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