Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Scheduled for February 19th, 2k16 is "Traditional Synthesizer Music", the new and forthcoming album by Aaron Funk, better known under his Venetian Snares moniker to lovers of Breakcore, IDM and beyond. Following the idea of creating each tune live and from scratch on his massive rig of modular synthesizers the mighty Mr. Funk recorded various takes on each track, a process perfectly reflected in titles like "Anxattack Boss Level19 v3" which is not the angsty at all or "Slightly Bent Fork Tong v2", making slight changes in settings and patches which, due to the long effect chain, turned into pretty differentiating final results. But still, the overall theme of this album shall be described as dedicated to detailed and complex IDM drum structures, sometimes groovy, sometimes glitching and at times reminiscent of Drill'n'Bass, accompanied by iridescent cascades of crystalline synth beauty which sometimes even come across with a nice tongue-in-cheek twist like in "Can't Vote For Yourself" or easily set dancefloors on fire like the IDM Rave-anthem "You And Shayna v1". And btw - the gold medal for the funniest track title out of these twelve tunes goes to "She Married A Chess Computer In The End" which fuses the albums heaviest beats with tender, quirky synth melancholia. Defo a well recommended piece and one of the best Venetian Snare releases since "Doll Doll Doll" and "Making Orange Things".