Venetian Snares ‎– Cubist Reggae

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Ever Apparent All Being Shoulder
Where You Stopped The Heaviest
The Identification Circles Levitate
You Discovered The Secret And Juiced It For All Its Majesty

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZIQ299 Venetian Snares Cubist Reggae(12", EP) Planet Mu ZIQ299 UK 2011 Sell This Version
ZIQ299 Venetian Snares Cubist Reggae(12", EP, TP) Planet Mu ZIQ299 UK 2011 Sell This Version
ZIQ 299 Venetian Snares Cubist Reggae(4xFile, WAV, 24 ) Planet Mu ZIQ 299 UK 2011

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Nostradamus7

Nostradamus7

March 7, 2015
referencing Cubist Reggae, 12", EP, ZIQ299
Very innovative dub sounds. Great record from Aaron esp track 1.
Jeso

Jeso

August 7, 2012
referencing Cubist Reggae, 12", EP, ZIQ299

I agree, generally, with Headphone_Commute; this is a very cool interpretation of the dub genre. If it leaves you hungry for Funk's classic sound, play it on 45 like I did accidentally on the first listen. Ha!
Headphone_Commute

Headphone_Commute

October 9, 2011
referencing Cubist Reggae, 12", EP, ZIQ299
Like a tweaking Picasso on acid-laced ganja, Aaron Funk deconstructs the basic elements of reggae, then shuffles them around the straight edges and outlines of his twisted psyche. Foregoing his staple Venetian Snares delicious insanity of drill and breaks, Cubist Reggae is a four-track EP, on which Funk bends and chops basic loops into short studies of the genre. Instead of a smooth head-nodding smoke-filled vibrations, the sounds of Cubist Reggae are snipped, dropped, and then left to reverberate across extensive delays. Cutup, layered, and indeed dubbed over itself, the experimental production of the tracks strips the reggae off its glamor, leaving the naked, flesh-dripping skeleton to stumble over itself into a neurotic blender of Funk's surgical kit. Where You Stopped The Heaviest reminds me a lot of the melancholic Öngyilkos Vasárnap, from Funk's 2005 milestone, Rossz Csillag Allat Született (Planet Mu). Overall, VSnares satisfies the cravings of warped time signatures, triggered samples and low rumbling dub, enough to perhaps hold us over since his last full length, My So-Called Life, was released on his very own label Timesig, sponsored by Planet Mu. Only the lengthy track titles hold some unsolved mystery. Could these be the remains of the original reggae sources? The EP works well within its sixteen minute span (not sure how the concept would stretch out to an hour), and it's definitely nice to see Funk explore another territory. True fans of VSnares will understand...
5meohd

5meohd

September 28, 2011
referencing Cubist Reggae, 12", EP, ZIQ299
I agree with both previous comments. Truly an awesome outlet for such a technical wizard. I love dub music. I love digital destruction. However it just didn't work as well as it could have (for me).
cypherclerk

cypherclerk

August 20, 2011
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Cubist Reggae, 12", EP, ZIQ299

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joseph.9371

joseph.9371

June 30, 2011
referencing Cubist Reggae, 12", EP, ZIQ299
This release excited me at first, but didn't quite reward additionaly listens the way I thought it might. The first two tracks are great (with the exception of that cliched womans-voice-ohhing-and-ahhing interlude in "heaviest"). They explore unconventional time signatures in a fluid, natural, groovy way. The last two were a bit mediocre, to me. Still I would label this a strong release by dint of its originality/freshness.

I hope Funk continues in this direction with a full-length of this sort, though - it could be amazing.