Reviewed by Marc Medwin (dusted magazine)
It's easy to compare Venetian Snares' work with that of Aphex Twin and Squarepusher. The huge array of sonic blasts hurled at breakneck speed in stereophonic hopscotch screams, whistles, braps and snorts could be mistaken for James or Jenkinson. It's also lazy; these traits don't come close to accurately describing Aaron Funk's music over his four-year eleven-album-and-numerous-singles career.
Funk snatches and distorts rhythm and sound in ways that are
Reviewed by Maurizio Pustianaz (chaindlk.org)
It's difficult to describe Venetian's Snare music and if you want to make it simple you could only name his bleeping sound with thousands light rhythms and melodies. Maybe the right way to approach HUGE CHROME CYLINDER BOX UNFOLDING is to stop questioning and to open the three panel cover in front of us (it represents a 3d futuristic digital paint) and let us slide within the slight melodies built by Aaron Funk. The construction of the fourteen tracks is based on
Reviewed by Matthew Landry (earlash.ccom)
I, once at the age of 16, decided to try my hand in making electronic music. Equipped with such landmark albums as Autechre's Tri Repetae and Aphex Twin's Richard D. James Album, I felt that I could synthesize all of these distinct sounds and create the greatest IDM album ever using the God-given genius I hoped was hiding in me somewhere. So I proceeded, fumbling around with my copy of Fruity Loops 3.4, making various blips and bleeps that eventually added up to a
[idm] oh yes, another top ten.
Reviewed by nat hawks (elists.resynthesize.com)
Albums of the Year (looking over Other Music’s and Pitchfork’s end of year
lists, I realized that I didn’t miss anything at all like I thought, it just
wasn’t that great a year for music innovation.)The success of Arcade Fire
really sealed the deal with me that the indie rock scene has become the
hiding place for MOR Adult Contemporary. If you’re not super famous you’re
suddenly up for an “indie credibility
- DJ Diamond - Flight Muzik
- 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