Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois

Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois.
Bandcamp Link: Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois

Venetian Snares, aka Aaron Funk, is an electronic musician who is best known for his love of his cats, punishing tempos, eclectic samples, and odd meters.

Daniel Lanois, of course, is best known as the guitarist in the Canadian 1980s new wave band Martha + The Muffins. Chuckle, no, of course not, I’m probably the only person in the Western Hemisphere who remembers that piece of trivia. Daniel Lanois is best known for being part of the producing team that resurrected moribund, overserious new wave band U2 and rode their coat tails to fame and fortune after Steve Lillywhite, sick of their pomposity and god bothering, kicked them to the curb.

Anyway, Daniel Lanois is something of an expert on chiming, shimmery guitar sounds. Venetian Snares is the master of the hyperactive beat.

Such an odd pairing is interesting enough that I gave it a listen solely on its unlikelihood.

However, this album is sort of like putting a Venetian Snares album on in one room and a Daniel Lanois album on in the other. There really doesn’t seem to be a lot of intersection of their interests. There is the odd moment where it seems like Mr Funk is almost ready to slow down enough to intersect with Mr Lanois’ trajectory, but those moments are too few and too far between to sustain the whole album.

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