Venetian Snares Is the King of Electronic Filth
Last month, Venetian Snares (Aaron Funk) left thousands of mouths wide open with his latest full length release, Filth. It’s an impressive newcomer to his already incredible repertoire of music, encompassing breaks, hardcore, acid, jungle, drill ‘n’ bass, drum ‘n’ bass and experimental styles.
Before hearing the album I thought that in order to truly describe the song titles (“Deep Dicking,” “Labia,” “Chainsaw Fellatio,” “Splooj Guzzlers,” etc.), it would have to be conceptual. I had already decided that it was going to be mediocre. I thought Funk would have to go beyond synth manipulation and use literal sounds and effects, but by the time I got to the fourth track, “Mongoloid Alien,” it started to make sense. It was intense, ugly and disturbing. The more I listened, the filthier it got. After the final track, “Pussy Skull,” I felt totally exhausted and used up physically and mentally, while asking myself, “how the fuck did he do this?” The amount of detail and manipulation is mind blowing. I probably over use this term… but it’s absolutely sick!
Each track is an entirely new onslaught of abrasive bleeps, blips, breaks and detuned pads. I don’t think the beat ever remained stable for more than 10 seconds. It’s amazing how he can evoke so much feeling without the use of organic sounds. It’s practically all synthetic. Among all the noise though, were points of rest and a few pretty moments. Even hell must have a high point.
Keep your eyes open for Horsey Noises, the new Venetian Snares EP, slated for release this June. Check out Venetian Snares on MySpace for clips and tour information. Albums and MP3s can be purchased from Amazon and Bleep.
MP3: Venetian Snares – Deep Dicking