Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Album Recommendation: Venetian Snares -- Rossz Csillag Alatt Született

Venetian Snares' album Rossz Csillag Alatt Született provides the perfect soundtrack for wearing extremely tight pants while contemplating modern art in a warehouse gallery with a stainless steal front door. Probably in Eastern Europe. An eminently tasteful marriage of romantic Hungarian strings and breakneck drum and bass, the album communicates class, intrigue, and a hint of danger. Think Dimitri Shostakovich meets Squarepusher.

This music is not for everyone. It is at times jarring and abrasive. The heavy drum and bass portions of the album are a merciless assault on the senses. Other tracks wrap you in a warm cocoon of hauntingly lush string melodies. You feel like you could float away. Sometimes Venetian Snares pulls you in both directions simultaneously. Listening can be like sipping an aged Scotch while relaxing on a rollercoaster.

I've been listening to this album quite a bit lately. If you are interested in experimenting with music which sounds entirely new, Venetian Snares might be what you are looking for.

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