Published Apr 11, 2014Following a few EP releases, Winnipeg-based electronic music renegade Venetian Snares (a.k.a. Aaron Funk) is getting ready to deliver his first full-length in close to four years: My Love Is a Bulldozer.
Due June 16 through longtime label Planet Mu, the full-length is Funk's first since 2010's My So-Called Life, though more recent efforts include the Fool the Detector and Cubist Reggae EPs.
According to press materials, the 12-song set weighs in with "sometimes thunderous yet complex drum programming with delicate musical structures," with "atmospheric jazziness," "autumnal strings" and the sound of Funk's own voice featured throughout the album.
A medieval vibe is apparently threaded into "1000 Years Play," on which Funk sings atop cut-up drum work, while the title track features "gothic, self-deprecating vocals and dark synth melodies." Elsewhere, "Deleted Poems" uses strings and flamenco guitar to evoke "empty desolation," and "10th Circle of Winnipeg" uses "crashing breaks" and a jazz singer.
You can hear samples from the set over here.
Venetian Snares also has a series of global dates coming up in the near future, with one Canadian date booked July 1 at Vancouver's Fortune Sound Club. You'll find all the concert info beneath the tracklisting for My Love Is a Bulldozer.
My Love Is a Bulldozer:
1. 10th Circle Of Winnipeg
2. Deleted Poems
3. 1000 Years Play
4. Your Smiling Face
6. My Love Is A Bulldozer
7. She Runs
8. 8 AM Union Station
9. Shaky Sometimes
10. Too Far Across
11. Dear Poet
12. Your Blanket
05/22 Antwerp, Belgium - Kissinger Club
05/23 Istanbul, Turkey, - Indigo
05/24 London, UK - Scala
05/25 Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen
05/26 Norwich, UK - Norwich Arts Centre
05/31 Nagano, Japan - Taicoclub Festival
06/04 Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
06/05 Amsterdam, Netherlands, - Melkweg
06/07 Krakow, Poland, - Fabryka
07/01 Vancouver, BC -Fortune Sound Club
07/02 Seattle, WA - Barboza
07/03 Portland, OR - Rotture
07/04 San Francisco, CA - Independent
07/05 Los Angeles, CA - Roxy
07/06 San Diego, CA - Casbah
07/08 Denver, CO - Cervantes' Masterpiece (The Other Side)
07/10 Chicago, IL - Smart Bar
07/11 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
07/12 New York, NY - Webster Hall
07/13 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas