Venetian Snares ‎– Moonglow / This Bitter Earth

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Moonglow 4:00
This Bitter Earth 4:17

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artrecs

artrecs

January 7, 2014
referencing Moonglow / This Bitter Earth, 7", Ltd, addict 021
Im guted i play'ed a mates house party 3 bags of tunes & a 7" box & this is missing having the sleev just bangs it home more had a good new yere, but needless to say im realy anoid it might still turn up hopefulley i got it at the time from a shop in bristol rooted records wickid 7". Should of got two copy's.
spaced_oddity

spaced_oddity

May 12, 2013
referencing Moonglow / This Bitter Earth, 7", Ltd, addict 021
In my humble opinion, This Bitter Earth is the best piece of electronic music i have ever heard. I am honoured to own this vinyl.
ondrejkarola

ondrejkarola

March 5, 2009
referencing Moonglow / This Bitter Earth, 7", Ltd, addict 021

Together with "My Downfall" and "Rossz Csillag Alatt Született" is this 7 highlight in my musical collection. As it was written before, TBE is one of very few spinechilling tracks that can be compared to for example Amon Tobin`s godlike stuff of Permutation or Out From Outwere. I must admit that I`m not big fan of VS`s remaining insane stuff but I do have a respect for his work in general. Recommended 5/5.
ecuadorian_bass

ecuadorian_bass

October 31, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Moonglow / This Bitter Earth, 7", Ltd, addict 021

Since I bought this 7" when it was first released, I think I've listened to 'Moonglow' a couple of times because 'This Bitter Earth' completely overshadows it.
For me 'This Bitter Earth' is the pinnacle of Aaron Funk's output as a prolific recording artist. Nothing previous to this release, or after for that matter, has come close to the perfection of this audio sculpture.
Drenched in emotion, this track is as restrained as anything Snares has released. Clipped snares and jazzy horns, Danny Elfman, Nina Simone and his unique programming make this a hugely enjoyable listening experience every single time I listen to it.
It's really a standout moment in his musical history. I can't compare it with anything else that Funk has produced because it's as though he was in a completely 'other' frame of mind when he made it. Every element used to create this heady brew can stand alone by itself, but when realised as a whole it really does verge on what I would call musical perfection.
djlargetesticles

djlargetesticles

October 14, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Moonglow / This Bitter Earth, 7", Ltd, addict 021

Yeah, it doesn't get much more soulful than "This Bitter Earth". Just has kind of a meloncholy feeling to it, but happy at the same time. Don't ask me how that's possible, but that's what my ears tell me. He was right down to the heart of it when he made this one, for sure.
withoutatrace

withoutatrace

April 13, 2004
referencing Moonglow / This Bitter Earth, 7", Ltd, addict 021

This 7" is quite good. I get the feeling that Funk is doing something interesting on the Addict label, and i like it. Definitely more blatantly jazz oriented than most of his other stuff.