Saturday, May 9, 2009

Track Review: *Insert Filthy Song Title Here*

There are too many great things to say about Aaron Funk (a.k.a. Venetian Snares). The first may be a bit biased, but he's Canadian and being Canadian myself, this just adds to the immense respect and I have for him. The second is that his use of sampling is nothing short of outstanding. The third is that the influence he's left on the Breakcore genre, will likely remain forever. The fourth is that his latest album of many, Filth (released April 14th, 2009) truly reminds us all of what Aaron is made of. It seems like he's really going back to his roots with this one. Filth sounds very much like Hospitality (2006) and his earlier work drenched in what the title is implying, dirtiness and filth. After last year's release of sample-sprinkled Detrimentalist, I was shocked to be hearing another release so soon. One song that definitely stands out is "Crashing the Yogurt Truck" (which is one of the more timidly-titled of the bunch). It's got an extremely catchy uptempo beat, wet & dirty synth, a variety of interesting samples, and his usual erratic drum patterns (which always tend to remind me of the little electric bursts that our brain spurts out when sending a signal to a part of our body). VSnares really pulls me in when he brings in a sample of what seems to be a "Speak 'N' Say" matched to the main melody. The song finishes with a soft fizzle-out and leaves you wondering how a song can even be this catchy. Please, if you're a fan of Breakcore or Venetian Snares or just looking for a new and unique genre to listen to, pick up a copy of Filth right here.

Venetian Snares - "Crashing the Yogurt Truck" (Download)

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