Venetian Snares ‎– Winter In The Belly Of A Snake

Planet Mu ‎– ZIQ066CD
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1 Dad 3:59
2 Stairs Song 5:51
3 Tattoo 4:18
4 Gottrahmen 3:07
5 Suffocate 5:31
6 January 4:05
7 Crawlspace 0:23
8 In Quod 6:38
9 She
Written-By – Glenn Danzig
10 Cashew 3:39
11 Fraujäger
Vocals – Aiwaz
12 Warm Body 1:24
13 Sink Snow Angel 3:27
14 Yes Love, My Soul Is Black 1:15
15 Icosikaipent 8:41
16 Earth 1:20

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All tracks Copyright Control except track 9 published by Evilive Music.
℗ © 2002 Planet Mu Records Ltd.
Made in England.

Release date was moved back to January 27th, 2003 due to pressing problems.

Track 9 taken from the album Legacy Of Brutality by Misfits.

Cover painting: 'Olga', courtesy of Trevor Brown and Olga.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 600116806628
  • Matrix / Runout: ZIQ066CD 02 5
  • Other (Inner Ring): MADE IN THE UK BY UNIVERSAL M & L
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 04G1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format ) Label Cat# Country Year
ZIQ066 Venetian Snares Winter In The Belly Of A Snake(16xFile, MP3, Album) Planet Mu ZIQ066 UK 2003
ZIQ066 Venetian Snares Winter In The Belly Of A Snake(2x12", Album, Ltd, Whi) Planet Mu ZIQ066 UK 2015 Sell This Version
ZIQ066 Venetian Snares Winter In The Belly Of A Snake(2x12", Album, TP, W/Lbl) Planet Mu ZIQ066 UK 2015 Sell This Version
ZIQ066CD Venetian Snares Winter In The Belly Of A Snake(CD, Album, RP) Planet Mu ZIQ066CD UK Unknown Sell This Version


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November 22, 2015
how could i go so long without returning to this masterpiece


April 1, 2003
It seems that with each record, Mr. Funk hones his craft further and further; into the outer realms of excellence. His third full-length release of 2002 (in north america, anyways) might not bring the noise the way it's older siblings do, but what it lacks in spasticity (it's a word, i looked it up...) it more than makes up for in the fields of coherence and precision. More, and more Funk eschews the intense breaks, to be replaced by eery ambient landscapes (see the superb "Gottrahmen"), filled with minimal industrial noises. On other tracks, strings creep up into the mix, illustrating Funks ever-expanding musical abilities. This record also finds vocals from Funk himself on several of the tracks; revealing to the listener a more personal side than we've ever been exposed to in the past. Ultimately this is Funk's finest release to date, and perhaps the first that i would think of more as an album, than a collection of disparate tracks. This, of course, does not take away from the immediate mind-fuckery of tracks such as "In Quod" and "Suffocate"... this one comes highly recommended


November 18, 2002
While that is true for those around the world, us folks in North America can buy the record I purchased my copy today November 18th, 2002.

Now on to the review:

Venetian Snares will spend the rest of his career trying to
live up to his seminal Doll Doll Doll. With Winter in the
Belly of a Snake, Mr. Funk may have done it. This is a bit
of a departure - understated at times - but missing none of
the VS attitude. Think of a menage-a-trois with
Shitfuckers, Songs About My Cats and I Care Because You Do
as the principle participants and you're halfway there.

The opening track "Dad" is particularly moving considering
that he singing about his own father - who passed away. But
that's only the beginning - it sets the mood maintained
throughout this release. That mood is in a word,
melancholic. This album just feels sad - if you can dig
that - you'll love it.

This is really everything I look for in album. It has a
cohesive spirit - and sends shivers up the spine.

Next level s**t.