Venetian Snares Fool the Detector

Venetian Snares Fool the Detector
It's a great era to discover the wide, wild world of Aaron Funk. With nearly all of the Winnipeg breakcore-ist's 50-plus releases available to preview online, those with a thirst for futuristic, robo-blacksmith beats can slosh through Venetian Snares' many (many) muddy missteps and get to the essence of this sometimes frustrating musical mastermind. Released two years after My So-Called Life, Funk's bewildering, bat-shit manifesto, Fool the Detector, is a simple four-track EP that strips the Venetian Snares sound to its most digestible. Opener "Ego DSP" shows Funk laying down Matthew Dear-style goth-speak over his most typical drill and bass beat. The title track demonstrates Funk's much-adored method of chewing and shredding vocal samples, creating a great dichotomy between spacious pulses and claustrophobic thumps. "Chriohn" comes closest to possessing an actual rhythm, while closer "Index Pavilion" is an old school break beat straight shooter. If nothing else, Fool the Detector plays as a primer for Venetian Snares' more accessible work. After this though, you're on your own. (Timesig)