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Venetian Snares
Pink + Green EP
Sublight, 2007
Genre: IDM , Dance Punk , Breakcore

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Rating:

Maybe it is that Aaron Funk has less time on his hands than he would like, what with a new girlfriend and an upcoming tour. If you were to assemble some 70s club cheese, violently bludgeon it into a bloody pulp, stir in a half gram of Charlie, a couple of disco biscuits and a small portion of Funkís villainous rhythm. A bold, but brief old-skool-raver reunion is the result.

Regardless of the fresh and funky concept, the overall experience lacks atmosphere and we are left, neon glow-sticks held high ready for a titanic climax that sadly, never arrives. Luckily these faults are compensated by exciting & energetic flair.

The title track lunges forth immediately, squealing with animated youth, backed by bellowing undertones and an upbeat thrash tempo one would assume common to the whole EP. This is not the case as "Nutimik" slows the progress to a thumping march, punctuated by steady stomps and flickering synths before recoiling into delicate clicks and purring chords reminiscent of Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding. "Husikam Rave Dojo" combines distorted pre-teen wails, re-hashed disco fanfares and a rampant beats to form a grotesque dance floor hybrid as Pink + Greenís standout track. "Pink + Green VIP" builds on the original with an ominous introduction leading to an audacious punk-rock drum barrage. Ending with "Sporto Fucking Sellout Cocksuckerface" which, compared to those leading up to it, is a disappointment at best. The song repeats a rapid drum pattern over sinister samples which builds and builds until suddenly winding down and fading out, leaving us expectant but unrewarded.

Pink + Green, although not breaking down any new barriers of drum-machine expertise, still packs a sizeable punch and no doubt bridges a gap to something more impressive to come from Funkís audio arsenal in the near future.

Reviewed by: freeno x

 

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