• Venetian Snares - Winter In The Belly Of A Snake

    Reviewed by Mark Martelli (Pitchfork)

    Venetian Snares - Winter In The Belly Of A Snake

    What can you do but duck and cover with Aaron Funk? Bomb shelters won't do you any good; your gas mask might as well be crafted from Slim Jims and bubble wrap. As the crusty leather heart of breakcore sith lord Venetian Snares, Funk drops more Fat Men per month than militant tree huggers drop acid, and every endeavor is more potent than any microdot floating around Northern Oregon.

    Belying the civility of his death-penalty-lacking homeland,
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  • Venetian Snares - Winter In The Belly Of A Snake

    Venetian Snares - Winter In The Belly Of A Snake

    Completing his third instalement for Planet Mu in a year, Aaron Funk unleashes yet another dimension to his eccentric musical persona with Winter In The Belly Of A Snake. Not that his devoted fan based will complain to be showered with new music so often, as the interest progressively shifts from a slow-moving and not-so-pioneering Aphex Twin to his bastard son Venetian Snare. With a series of albums denoting good sense of humour and complete
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  • Vaguely upsetting toronto electronica

    Venetian Snares - Winter In The Belly Of A Snake

    Reviewed by John Mulvey (UNCUT)

    Venetian Snares - Winter In The Belly Of A Snake

    Drill'n'bass practitioner Aaron Funk has made a pretty convincing case for himself as the successor to Aphex Twin, Squarepusher and ยต-Ziq. Not just through his juxtaposition of groggy melodies and frantic beats but through his pathological productivity. On his third LP of 2002, Funk continues to mix the usual cataclysmic workouts with crypto-classical passages, mumbled vocals and a cover of The Misfits' "She", on which he sounds like Nick Cave. it's pleasingly hard to tell when he's being playful or merely psychotic.

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  • Venetian Snares - Winter In The Belly Of A Snake

    Reviewed by Quentin Hewlett (The Silhouette)

    Venetian Snares - Winter In The Belly Of A Snake

    Releasing three full-lengths over the past year alone, Aaron Funk has proven himself a gifted and prolific musician. His music is the evolution of drill and bass. While intimidating to the uninitiated, the beauty and fragility of Winter ensure the repeated listens which truly illuminate this music. One gets a sense of the typography in which he locates beats surfaces, and passages of narrative composition. We quietly fall with "Stairs Song", a
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