Reviewed by Tim diGravina (all music guide)
With Higgins Ultra Low Track Glue Funk Hits, 1972-2006, Venetian Snares (aka Aaron Funk) seems to be trying to mix every possible musical style with his own trademark drill'n'bass. Ornate Asian instrumentals mingle freely with a female opera vocalist's tender tones, a dub toaster shouts and laughs over warped, rapid beats, a jazz band warms up under funky, shuffling Jake Slazenger-style electronica, a lone clarinet cries out through punishing sound effects. But for
For anyone that finds the warped breakbeat assault of Squarepusher a little too docile, we bring you Higgins Ultra Low Track Glue Funk Hits 1972-2006, the second album from drum'n'bass auteur Venetian Snares. Taking it queasy, Canadian laptop vandal Aaron Funk constructs super-dense sheets of savage breakbeat noise, thundering from idea to idea with the laissez-faire attitude of a child prodigy stuck in remedial class.
Reviewed by Paul Lloyd (universalsource.co.uk)
Prolific noise liberation activist Aaron Funk (aka Venetian Snares) returns with another new album - Higgins Ultra Low Track Glue Funk Hits 1972-2006 - for Planet Mu. Not only that, he also has his next 2 albums already lined up to release on Planet Mu later this year, and that is besides any releases he may have planned for other labels. Consistently releasing singles, remixes and albums on a variety of labels worldwide, Higgins Ultra Low… is his second full album
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- Machinedrum - Room(s)
- Pritch & Trim - Stereotype
- Tropics - Parodia Flare
- Anti-G - Presents 'Kentje'sz Beatsz'
- Various - Ghettoteknitianz E.P.
- Kuedo - Severant
- Chrissy Murderbot - Women's Studies
- Boxcutter - The Dissolve
- NastyNasty - No Names
- FaltyDL - You Stand Uncertain
- Chrissy Murderbot - Bussin Down
- Boxcutter - Allele
- Various - Bangs & Works Vol.1
- DJ Roc - The Crack Capone
- Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In
- Various - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu
- DJ Spinn - Man I Do It EP
- DJ Rashad - Itz Not Rite
- Numan - Race Against Time
- Ital Tek - Midnight Colour
- DJ Nate - Da Trak Genious
- Tropics - Soft Vision E.P.
- Mrs Jynx - Shark Carousel