Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois

Venetian Snares & Daniel Lanois - Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois
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Based on 9 reviews
2018 Ratings: #531 / 722
User Score
Based on 16 ratings
May 4, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Timesig, Planet Mu / Label
Electronic / Genres
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The album only sounds odd on paper. The end result is proof that traditional instruments can work incredibly well with electronics, although it might take two legends to pull it off.

Do they two entities mesh? The simplest answer is 'yes,' but you need to work for it if you are coming it this album purely from the Lanois angle. This work is worth the effort because very few albums like Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois are in existence.

At 33 minutes, the album is an intense but abrupt ride, with both musicians soaring into bold new territories.
Crack Magazine
The combination is strangely soothing: neither artist compromises their distinct identities, yet their polarised sounds seem to slot together naturally. The open-minded will find much to enjoy on this weird and wild combination.
Lanois and Snares are an unorthodox pairing, and the former’s fans may have mixed reactions to the latter’s noisy beats, but they complement each other well, and what could have been just a niche curiosity is instead a real treat.

Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois makes for a sonic speedball, a breakdance routine in the middle of a kabuki performance, a Kaws skull smack dab in the middle of a Mark Rothko canvas. Given their drastically different approaches to space, the album doesn’t quite balance out as a true collaboration, but as an overlay of their sensibilities, it still provides for some striking moments.

Spectrum Culture

If you’re patient ... Snares x Lanois is a worthy experiment and a breath of fresh air in a genre that focuses too much on blending artists, rather than letting a marriage of aesthetics occur.

Drowned in Sound
The moments of unity sound accidental and haphazard, ambient music with the occasional breakcore eruption, as if a child was operating two stereos playing each artist and alternating turning the volume up and down on each one.
Tiny Mix Tapes
The results are downright unsavory; each artist’s style comes from a different planet, and those styles don’t mix well when thrown together.
Some of Aaron Funk's more atmospheric and layered music to date, thanks to his idolized partner. The mood often switches from mountain range to lava pit rather swiftly, coupled with the fast flashing glitch provided by Mr. Funk creates a strange, yet fascinating picture of an environment of the brink of deletion. Heavily textured and wonderfully explored. Fans of either of these artists would be doing themselves a disservice by skipping this one.

BEST TRACKS: Best P54, United P92, Mothors ... read more
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Track List

  1. Mag11 P82
  2. HpShk5050 P127
  3. United P92
  4. Bernard Revisit P81
  5. Best P54
  6. Mothors Pressroll P131
  7. Night MXCMPV1 P74
  8. Ophelius 1stP118
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Added on: February 22, 2018