Venetian Snares

Real Name:
Aaron Funk
Profile:
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 Eat Shit And Die — Venetian Snares 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
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none Barrage — Venetian Snares Fishead* v. Venetian Snares Fishead* v. Venetian Snares - Barrage(Cass, Album, P/Mixed, Spl) Not On Label (DJ Fishead Self-released), Not On Label (Venetian Snares Self-released) none Canada 1998 Sell This Version
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none Subvert! — Venetian Snares Venetian Snares Subvert!(Cass, P/Mixed, C60) Not On Label (Venetian Snares Self-released) none Canada 1998 Sell This Version
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none Spells 1 — Venetian Snares Venetian Snares Spells 1(Cass, C60) Not On Label (Venetian Snares Self-released) none Canada 1998 Sell This Version
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CLFST007 Fuck Canada // Fuck America — Venetian Snares Venetian Snares Vs. Stunt Rock Venetian Snares Vs. Stunt Rock - Fuck Canada // Fuck America CLFST CLFST007 US 1999 Sell This Version
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¥033 Doll Doll Doll — Venetian Snares Venetian Snares Doll Doll Doll (Album) Hymen Records ¥033 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
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ZIQ028CD Making Orange Things — Venetian Snares Venetian Snares + Speedranch Venetian Snares + Speedranch - Making Orange Things (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ028CD UK 2001 Sell This Version
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ZIQ032 Songs About My Cats — Venetian Snares Venetian Snares Songs About My Cats (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ032 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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ZIQ057CD 2370894 — Venetian Snares Vsnares* 2370894 (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ057CD UK 2002 Sell This Version
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ZIQ056 Higgins Ultra Low Track Glue Funk Hits 1972-2006 — Venetian Snares Venetian Snares Higgins Ultra Low Track Glue Funk Hits 1972-2006 (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ056 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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ZIQ066CD Winter In The Belly Of A Snake — Venetian Snares Venetian Snares Winter In The Belly Of A Snake (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ066CD UK 2002 Sell This Version
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¥040 Find Candace — Venetian Snares Venetian Snares Find Candace (Album) Hymen Records ¥040 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
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ZIQ077 The Chocolate Wheelchair Album — Venetian Snares Venetian Snares The Chocolate Wheelchair Album (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ077 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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ZIQ088 Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding — Venetian Snares Venetian Snares Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ088 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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SLR201 Horse And Goat — Venetian Snares Venetian Snares Horse And Goat (MiniAlbum) Sublight Records SLR201 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
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ZIQ099 Meathole — Venetian Snares Venetian Snares Meathole (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ099 UK 2005 Sell This Version
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ZIQ111CD Rossz Csillag Alatt Született — Venetian Snares Venetian Snares Rossz Csillag Alatt Született (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ111CD US 2005 Sell This Version
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SLR203 Winnipeg Is A Frozen Shithole — Venetian Snares Venetian Snares Winnipeg Is A Frozen Shithole (Album, EP) Sublight Records SLR203 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
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ZIQ140 Hospitality — Venetian Snares Venetian Snares Hospitality (MiniAlbum, EP) Planet Mu ZIQ140 UK 2006 Sell This Version
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ZIQ150 Cavalcade Of Glee And Dadaist Happy Hardcore Pom Poms — Venetian Snares Venetian Snares Cavalcade Of Glee And Dadaist Happy Hardcore Pom Poms (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ150 UK 2006 Sell This Version
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ZIQ199CD My Downfall (Original Soundtrack) — Venetian Snares Venetian Snares My Downfall (Original Soundtrack) (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ199CD UK 2007 Sell This Version
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ZIQ211CD Detrimentalist — Venetian Snares Venetian Snares Detrimentalist (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ211CD UK 2008 Sell This Version
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ZIQ222 Filth — Venetian Snares Venetian Snares Filth (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ222 UK 2009 Sell This Version
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Timesig001CD My So-Called Life — Venetian Snares Venetian Snares My So-Called Life (Album) Timesig Timesig001CD Europe 2010 Sell This Version

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hankchuckson

hankchuckson

April 19, 2022
Agree with JVW_NE. Turned the ecstatic rush of jungle into an unfortunate gimmick. More like a series of very dull sound effects than music or even noise. Caught him live at festivals a few times and his lives sets probably hold the attention if you've taken enough drugs.
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
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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).
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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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peter_peak

peter_peak

February 5, 2013
My ways turned me from electronic "dance" music through soundtracks to classical and of course 20th century classical (meaning "serious orchestral" music, not only classical or neoclassical genres) in searching for best transcendention and intellectual joy thru such abstract art as music. Couple years ago I was in search of what changed in electonic music, trying to find "best and hardest" of all - and I found Venetian Snares - from that time on, every other electronic music is... boring :). With the knowledge of music, practical composing skills and art education, I simply didn't get on any more genuine electronic (I cannot say just "dance") music composer. Autechre, Aphex Twin can have more complex synths sounds for example, but they are trapped within their style and song form-from the beginning you know how the track will be. Aaron Funk is Joker between Batmen, his music serves "classical" rule-to be over the genre-in fact he prooves dominance of rhytm over melody and theme can be made.
I'm listening to Venetian Snares for three years and I stil shake my head of wonder. I don't hesitate to state, that he's the first genius of computer music era, where every manipulation with sound is possible (unlikely of hardware machines generation) and he's capable somehow to manage all attributes of it to totaly balanced result. Visiting genres as jungle, dnb, glitch, hardcore, is like fetish studies on rhytmic passion where sometimes fun and joy (or postmodernism?) is more important than cool-esnes of the track involving brecht's effect of alienation.
But while listening to his synth-aka gothic- violins, I sometimes just wish: Give him a live orchestra. And learn him basics how to write the score-not sampling. That's the only thing Venetian Snares can go even further than he already is- genius of electronic "dance" music.
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