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Venetian Snares - Traditional Synthesizer Music mp3 album

Venetian Snares - Traditional Synthesizer Music mp3 album Performer: Venetian Snares
Title: Traditional Synthesizer Music
Style: Experimental, IDM, Acid
Date of release: 2016
Country: UK
Size MP3: 1371 mb
Size FLAC: 1272 mb
Rating: 4.9
Format: TTA DTS DMF MP4 FLAC ASF AUD

Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Purchasable with gift card. CD. Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album. Compact Disc version of the album.

It's the first record to land on his Planet Mu sub-label, Timesig, since 2012's stinging Fool The Detector EP. You could call that one quintessentially Snares: full of jumbled opposites-ludicrous wit and severe solemness, digital and analogue hybridity, orchestrated chaos-it was as fun as it was disturbing. But records like that obscure the sheer craft and studio obsessiveness of the artist and his creative process.

If the result still sounds like a logical continuation of his previous work, that's probably because this sort of hardware has long been a part of his playbook. Incidentally, this is one of the more beautiful Snares records in recent memory, relaxing some of the more tiring qualities of his music-the unrelenting abrasiveness, the taste for a certain gynecological grotesquery-in favor of moments of relatively straight prettiness. He will never qualify as "easy" listening, of course: "Slightly Bent Fork Tong v2" laces its globular synth-funk with warped chimes and ringing bell tones, while electronics groan and harrumph deep in the bowels of an inscrutable jitter titled "She Married a Chess Computer in the En.

Each song was approached from the ground up and dismantled upon the completion of it's recording. The goal was to develop songs with interchangeable structures and sub structures, yet musically pleasing motifs.

12 Songs, 43 Minutes.

Non-technical listeners might also find some solace in the fact this sounds remarkably like the kind of late-90s IDM which directly preceded Funk's entrance on the music scene. Much of it could pass for offcuts from Aphex Twin's classic Richard D James Album, the detuned saw-waves, the rippling snares. It was forward facing, boundary breaking for the time. With the Venetian Snares album, it's working the other way round; looking back to analogue synthesis but using it to replicate the sound of digital hardware. It's Venetian Snares going back to the root of his influences by means of a longer-established medium.

Tracklist

Dreamt Person v3 1:57
Everything About You Is Special 3:47
Slightly Bent Fork Tong v2 2:27
Magnificent Stumble v2 4:21
Decembers 4:04
Can't Vote For Yourself v1 4:18
You And Shayna v1 3:22
Goose And Gary v2 3:10
Anxattack Boss Level19 v3 4:55
She Married A Chess Computer In The End 3:49
Health Card10 3:23
Paganism Ratchets 4:31

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TIMESIG005, TIMESIG005CD Venetian Snares Traditional Synthesizer Music ‎(CD, Album) Timesig, Timesig TIMESIG005, TIMESIG005CD UK 2016
TIMESIG005 Venetian Snares Traditional Synthesizer Music ‎(12xFile, AAC, Album) Timesig TIMESIG005 UK 2016
TIMESIG005 Venetian Snares Traditional Synthesizer Music ‎(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Timesig TIMESIG005 UK 2016
TIMESIG005 Venetian Snares Traditional Synthesizer Music ‎(12xFile, WAV, Album) Timesig TIMESIG005 UK 2016
TIMESIG005 Venetian Snares Traditional Synthesizer Music ‎(2x12", Album) Timesig TIMESIG005 UK 2016
TIMESIG005, TIMESIG005B Venetian Snares Traditional Synthesizer Music ‎(2x12", Album + CDr, Album, Ltd) Timesig, Timesig TIMESIG005, TIMESIG005B UK 2016
TIMESIG005CD, TIMESIG005B Venetian Snares Traditional Synthesizer Music ‎(CD, Album + CDr, Album, Ltd) Timesig, Timesig TIMESIG005CD, TIMESIG005B UK 2016
Timesig005 Venetian Snares Traditional Synthesizer Music ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Timesig Timesig005 UK 2016

Tracklist

A1 Dreamt Person v3
A2 Everything About You Is Special
A3 Slightly Bent Fork Tong v2
B1 Magnificent Stumble v2
B2 Decembers
B3 Can't Vote For Yourself v1
C1 You And Shayna v1
C2 Goose And Gary v2
C3 Anxattack Boss Level19 v3
D1 She Married A Chess Computer In The End
D2 Health Card10
D3 Paganism Ratchets

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Mute Song Ltd.
  • Mastered At – Ten Eight Seven Mastering
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Timesig
  • Copyright (c) – Timesig

Credits

  • Design [Cover] – Chris Reeves
  • Mastered By – Beau Thomas
  • Producer, Written-By, Performer – Aaron Funk

Notes

Per Aaron's facebook - "Hey everybody with Traditional Synthesizer Music vinyls, we accidentally printed 45rpm on the labels when in fact they are 33rpm. Sorry about that!"

The recording sessions for Traditional Synthesizer Music took place between July and December 2014 in Winnipeg, Canada..

℗2016 TIMESIG
©2016 TIMESIG
Made in the EU

Cover design by Chris Reeves

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5055300385680
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): BEAU @ TEN EIGHT SEVEN BF11353-01 A1 TIMESIG005 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): BF11353-01 B1 TIMESIG005 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): TIMESIG005 C BF11353-02 C1 BEAU @ TEN EIGHT SEVEN
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): TIMESIG005 D BF11353-02 D1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TIMESIG005, TIMESIG005CD Venetian Snares Traditional Synthesizer Music ‎(CD, Album) Timesig, Timesig TIMESIG005, TIMESIG005CD UK 2016
TIMESIG005, TIMESIG005B Venetian Snares Traditional Synthesizer Music ‎(2x12", Album + CDr, Album, Ltd) Timesig, Timesig TIMESIG005, TIMESIG005B UK 2016
TIMESIG005 Venetian Snares Traditional Synthesizer Music ‎(12xFile, AAC, Album) Timesig TIMESIG005 UK 2016
TIMESIG005 Venetian Snares Traditional Synthesizer Music ‎(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Timesig TIMESIG005 UK 2016
TIMESIG005 Venetian Snares Traditional Synthesizer Music ‎(12xFile, WAV, Album) Timesig TIMESIG005 UK 2016


User reviews
Fearlesshunter
Some people might understand the title of this release as Venetian Snares bragging over using synthesizers in a way only he could. But it seems to be more of an inside joke for him as he explained in an interview:Q: So where does the album title come from?A: It’s just that the idea of traditional synthesiser music is completely absurd, but I was sort of making songs – melodic, structured songs – so, as far as synth music goes, it’s pretty traditional.Q: I wondered if it was to do with the way that modular synths have become trendy and you’ve been using them for a while?A: No, no, no. It wasn’t a diss on anything like that. Honestly, I just thought it was a really funny title because it’s ridiculous – traditional synthesiser music, as though it’s some cultural thing that’s set in stone…Read the full interview here:https://www.attackmagazine.com/features/long-read/venetian-snares-lets-all-be-real/
Asher
If I knew more about this music I would mix "Everything About You is Special" with something by Blaerg. Maybe there is someone out there willing to do the digging for a proper, balanced set.
Iraraeal
for all of you that don't know a lot about synths, about 50% of the companies mentioned in the thank you are modular synth companies. In lamens terms a modular synth is a build your own synth kit; a really fucking complicated, unbelievably expensive synth kit which is most of the time used for creating experimental IDM. some of the more popular companies mentioned are Make Noise, Mutable Instruments, and Noise Engineering.
Thordigda
Ahhhhh if by these songs I like the IDM, ramdom, experimental, acid and unexpected good song I am glad to have discovered this treasure and have it in my mp4 player.
Swift Summer
This is great! I had an even stranger experience... I ordered the new Legowelt album UFOcus, from Bleep. I also ordered Traditional Synthesizer Music. The UFOcus album was delayed for a few months, and this album was with the order, from the U.K., so all I had were the mp3s of Traditional Synthesizer Music. I've been listening to this album off my phone in the car for months now, I absolutely love it!! But today the vinyl came in the mail, reading, "45rpm" I thought it was a brilliant trickster joke! I thought that Venetian Snates went Richard D. James and made the album playable at 33 or 45!!!! I've been digging this hard at 45rpm, kicking back to old school break core and noisecore! Oh well, it's good either way :)
Winasana
Note that while the synthesizer work itself seems fairly traditional, at least on the surface of it, the percussive work is disappointingly formulaic. For a guy who is in love with odd time signatures, he could have gone miles further in weirding out the drumtrack. Perhaps that will come later. The signal pathing options with a modular rig such as his are unending.If you delve beneath the surface though, there is nothing traditional about the synthesizer music here. It is the product of a massive modular synthesizer in which all component parts are recent and as such they expectedly do recent things unthought of or impossible in the previous hey-day of modular synthesizers.All that aside, this is a magnificent st... I mean album.
Bolanim
I almost like this better than the album. Really very well done.
Berenn
For some reason, this release reminds me of "A Broken Frame" by Depeche Mode...... though this sounds nothing like that album or Depeche Mode in particular, the vibe of the modular synths conjures up the vibe of ABF.Nice release!
Sharpbringer
Played this at 45rpm as prescribed on label, whoa! Then played it through at 33.3, wow!
Jairani
"even for him" trwolfe: For some reason I could not see your reply before posting my own comments (several days later). But thank you for sharing this important information!
Shakataxe
I also wondered about the "45rpm" on the label. The official Bandcamp MP3 versions are equal to 33rpm though, - which also sounds more musical to me. Played at 45rpm some of the drum programming just seems too fast - even for him. So yeah, I'm pretty sure 33RPM is the correct speed, and that whoever made the label simply made a mistake.
greatest
It's not meant to be played at 45rpm. From Snare's FB page: "Hey everybody with Traditional Synthesizer Music vinyls, we accidentally printed 45rpm on the labels when in fact they are 33rpm. Sorry about that!"