Venetian Snares

Real Name:
Aaron Funk
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Aaron Funk (born January 11, 1975, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), a producer of vastly varying types of electronic music, gained a profile in experimental techno circles with his signing to the Planet Mu label run by Mike Paradinas (aka µ-Ziq).

Often abbreviated to "Vsnares" -- Funk's distinctive style reflects unconventional time signatures and extremely rapid and erratic rhythms. Unpredictable and stimulating, the effect is intense. His style has been critically acclaimed, notably by the late British radio disc jockey John Peel.

Funk's first release was Greg Hates Car Culture, an EP for the History Of The Future Label, followed by Salt for Zhark and Fuck Canada // Fuck America with Stunt Rock for CLFST. When Mike Paradinas heard Greg Hates Car Culture, he immediately signed Funk for Planet Mu. The first Venetian Snares LP on Planet Mu, Making Orange Things (a co-production with Speedranch), dropped in early 2001; following in short order were 5 more releases, all released before the end of 2002. Funk continued recording for a variety of labels, including Hymen, Addict, and Sublight Records, and has also recorded as Snares Man!, BeeSnares, Snares and Senetian Vnares.
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none Venetian Snares - Eat Shit And Die album art DJ Fishead / Venetian Snares DJ Fishead / Venetian Snares - Eat Shit And Die(Cass, P/Mixed, C60) Not On Label (DJ Fishead Self-released), Not On Label (Venetian Snares Self-released) none Canada 1998 Sell This Version
none Venetian Snares - Subvert! album art Venetian Snares Subvert!(Cass, C60) Not On Label (Venetian Snares Self-released) none Canada 1998 Sell This Version
none Venetian Snares - Spells album art Venetian Snares Spells(Cass, C60) Not On Label (Venetian Snares Self-released) none Canada 1998 Sell This Version
CLFST007 Venetian Snares - Fuck Canada // Fuck America album art Venetian Snares Vs. Stunt Rock Venetian Snares Vs. Stunt Rock - Fuck Canada // Fuck America CLFST CLFST007 US 1999 Sell This Version
none Venetian Snares - Rorschach Stuffocate album art Venetian Snares Rorschach Stuffocate(Cass, Album, C60) Not On Label (Venetian Snares self-released) none Canada 1999 Sell This Version
iso.03 Venetian Snares - printf<"shiver in eternal darkness/n">; album art Venetian Snares printf<"shiver in eternal darkness/n">; (Album) Isolate iso.03 US 2000 Sell This Version
¥033 Venetian Snares - Doll Doll Doll album art Venetian Snares Doll Doll Doll (Album) Hymen Records ¥033 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
ZIQ028CD Venetian Snares - Making Orange Things album art Venetian Snares + Speedranch Venetian Snares + Speedranch - Making Orange Things (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ028CD UK 2001 Sell This Version
ZIQ032 Venetian Snares - Songs About My Cats album art Venetian Snares Songs About My Cats (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ032 UK 2001 Sell This Version
ZIQ057CD Venetian Snares - 2370894 album art Vsnares* 2370894 (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ057CD UK 2002 Sell This Version
ZIQ056 Venetian Snares - Higgins Ultra Low Track Glue Funk Hits 1972-2006 album art Venetian Snares Higgins Ultra Low Track Glue Funk Hits 1972-2006 (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ056 UK 2002 Sell This Version
ZIQ066CD Venetian Snares - Winter In The Belly Of A Snake album art Venetian Snares Winter In The Belly Of A Snake (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ066CD UK 2002 Sell This Version
¥040 Venetian Snares - Find Candace album art Venetian Snares Find Candace (Album) Hymen Records ¥040 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
ZIQ077 Venetian Snares - The Chocolate Wheelchair Album album art Venetian Snares The Chocolate Wheelchair Album (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ077 UK 2003 Sell This Version
ZIQ088 Venetian Snares - Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding album art Venetian Snares Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ088 UK 2004 Sell This Version
SLR201 Venetian Snares - Horse And Goat album art Venetian Snares Horse And Goat (MiniAlbum) Sublight Records SLR201 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
ZIQ099 Venetian Snares - Meathole album art Venetian Snares Meathole (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ099 UK 2005 Sell This Version
ZIQ111CD Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag Alatt Született album art Venetian Snares Rossz Csillag Alatt Született (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ111CD US 2005 Sell This Version
SLR203 Venetian Snares - Winnipeg Is A Frozen Shithole album art Venetian Snares Winnipeg Is A Frozen Shithole (Album, EP) Sublight Records SLR203 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
ZIQ140 Venetian Snares - Hospitality album art Venetian Snares Hospitality (MiniAlbum, EP) Planet Mu ZIQ140 UK 2006 Sell This Version
ZIQ150 Venetian Snares - Cavalcade Of Glee And Dadaist Happy Hardcore Pom Poms album art Venetian Snares Cavalcade Of Glee And Dadaist Happy Hardcore Pom Poms (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ150 UK 2006 Sell This Version
ZIQ199CD Venetian Snares - My Downfall (Original Soundtrack) album art Venetian Snares My Downfall (Original Soundtrack) (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ199CD UK 2007 Sell This Version
ZIQ211CD Venetian Snares - Detrimentalist album art Venetian Snares Detrimentalist (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ211CD UK 2008 Sell This Version
ZIQ222 Venetian Snares - Filth album art Venetian Snares Filth (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ222 UK 2009 Sell This Version
Timesig001CD Venetian Snares - My So-Called Life album art Venetian Snares My So-Called Life (Album) Timesig Timesig001CD Europe 2010 Sell This Version

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M.O.N.T.Y.

M.O.N.T.Y.

May 15, 2020
Edible music. Tastes great, comes in many flavors. Some flavors are vastly different than others, but it's obviously still the same candy.
psychicSnow

psychicSnow

June 6, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
Right, "Aaron Funk". Not unfairly known as The poor man's Aphex Twin. Some of the least compositionally interesting, derivative, and gimmicky music to have been burdened with the inane moniker "idm". What mischievous creation will he come up with next? Jks, no-one cares.
(An assertion supported by the fact that despite being on one of the most-widely-known "idm" labels he still has to beg his fans for money.)
noviellion

noviellion

March 2, 2019
Intricate, dynamic, tension ridden tumbling asteroids of mutated drum n bass. Occasionally a nice melody or voice. The amount of music he has released is almost inhuman. The only other artist I've seen that has released more is Milieu. Been listening to him since his Music for cats lp. What an amazing ride. Now it's time to get all of it on vinyl before the prices rise out of the atmosphere.
exumer

exumer

July 14, 2018
Amazing talent. Unemcumembed and driven to sculpt in his own image, vsnares is on an island in his particular mode of craft. Be it Winter in the belly of the snake and it's masterful twisted intimacy, doll doll doll's dark math genius, My downfalls innovative cinematic break core, early frenzied material or later material, there's no peer to his breakneck delivery and uncompromising individuality. An unapologetically multi faceted musical challenge in intensity and ability, vsnares body of work is an incredible achievement.
ischivezon

ischivezon

October 25, 2015
probably my favorite artist of all time. period. an absolute genius, he has such a signature style and sound but simultaneously leads a very dynamic and huge discography. you never know what to expect from this man. his passion for music shows in his music, he'd die without this hobby. bless him.
glowworm1

glowworm1

May 22, 2015
absolutely bonkers mentalist gabba speed freak...a lunatic genius and breakcore madman...probably the greatest composer who has EVER lived...this man knows NO bounds...he will be relevant in a thousand years time...never mind fifty or a hundred
bloodhawk1235

bloodhawk1235

March 20, 2015
What can I say about Venetian Snares. His music makes me want to take a nap, I don't know why. It's pretty good, but it makes me doze off y'know. I like the thing he did with dj fishead and his records on Addict are pretty good. But everything else, just makes me so sleepy.

I quite enjoy the time I spend sleeping so that's a pretty huge plus for me. I started listening to Funk's music when I was in my final year of college and I gotta tell you, a lot of my getting familiar with it was sleeping on the bus on the way. His melodies are really easy-listening especially if you're into hard breakcore, like Steve Albini or KC and the Sunshine Band.

I highly recommend checking out print(schiver) or whatever and the skelechairs and moonglow 12"s on Addict. If you're a hipster who is just looking for your fix listen to the ultra-up-it's-own-ass Ross from friends cillit bang or whatever i don't even know what language that it (probably french cause that seems like a french thing to do).
5N1PPY

5N1PPY

March 17, 2015
Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding, 2370984, Making Orange Things, Winter in the Belly of a Snake, and Rossz Csillag Alatt Szuletett are getting exclusive vinyl reissues on Record Store Day 2015. Saturday, April 18th.
5N1PPY

5N1PPY

February 18, 2015
As of recent, Aaron has re-released a few of his limited edition records in FLAC format through his Bandcamp.
The re-released EPs in question are:
Moonglow/This Bitter Earth, Badminton, and Clearance Bin (off of his Snares Man! pseudonym).
JVW_NE

JVW_NE

September 28, 2013
He turned the snare rush into a gimmick.

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