Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Venetian Snares - Rossz csillag alatt született (2005)

As you should all know by now, Aaron Funk aka Venetian Snares, is a genius. In the last album I posted, Detrimentalist, there was a much more electronic and synthetic feel. In this album, many of the melodies are samples of classical music. This fusion of two totally different styles is beyond anything you'd ever imagine. The fact that the two are on total opposite sides of the musical spectrum only makes it more confusing as to how it could possibly meld so well and in such an intense manner. The songs are so melancholic and dark that they just don't let you go. My favorite track has to be Öngyilkos Vasárnap. It takes samples from Billie Holiday's cover of Szomorú Vasárnap, a song by Hungarian composer Rezső Seress, and alters them to the strange meter that Aaron made his version of the song in. It's so beautiful and sad at the same time, mixing violin melodies and synth bass lines over wild jungle beats. This album is truly something everyone should give a chance.

1 Sikertelenség (0:40)
2 Szerencsétlen (4:55)
3 Öngyilkos Vasárnap (3:26)
4 Felbomlasztott Mentökocsi (3:44)
5 Hajnal (7:46)
6 Galamb Egyedül (1:36)
7 Második Galamb (6:01)
8 Szamár Madár (5:49)
9 Hiszékeny (1:39)
10 Kétsarkú Mozgalom (8:50)
11 Senki Dala (2:16)

Rossz csillag alatt született

1 comment:

Todd said...

Hey Matt,

The zip archive is missing track 8... thought I'd let you know.