after an impressive number of releases this year, I have been wondering if venetian snares has reached the top, effectively stopping his musical evolution. indeed, with a large number of tracks that deviated from his original style and seemed flat and uninspired, one had the right to wonder.
I am very much pleased to discover that there is still a lot of room to grow - aaron funk chooses to further explore his trademark broken beat sound, adding more
Reviewed by Jonathan Dean (brainwashed.com)
Aaron Funk is a musical sadist, and a prolific one. His predilection for relentless, uncompromising breakbeats has gained his main musical outlet Venetian Snares a lot of cred among fans of power electronics, drum n' bass and hardcore industrial. Dubbed "drill n' bass" by people who like to name things, Venetian Snares' sound palate is not all that far from his electronic contemporaries Squarepusher and Aphex Twin. What Funk brings to the table that is original is a
Reviewed by Justin Faase (musiquemachine.com)
Yes, the Funkster is back again for another bombing assault George Bush would be proud of, and that at a time we've almost lost count of the amount of releases this year. Winter In The Belly Of A Snake is originally scheduled for a late January 2003 release, but some U.S. online shops already got it, and as an addictive fan boy I just couldn't wait.
Winter In The Belly Of A Snake is the final part of a trilogy of releases on Planet Mu this year. After Higgins
Reviewed by Marc Freeman (sonumu.net)
'Winter In The Belly Of A Snake' signals an important development in the accessibility of Venetian Snares material. Snares, aka Aaron Funk, has historically dished out the most brutal sonic assaults money can buy. His themes are wicked, his samples malicious, and his beats are akin to being repeatedly hit in the face with a mud-caked shovel. Funk's early full lengths, 'Shiver in Eternal Darkness' and 'Doll, Doll, Doll' are masterpieces of malevolent breakcore, and
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