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Winter In The Belly Of A Snake

Venetian Snares Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (27 Jan 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Planet Mu
  • ASIN: B00007GZLF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 334,975 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best abulm of 2003 so far 20 Feb 2003
Format:Audio CD
I havent had this CD for long so im still getting used to it. This appears to be Aaron Funks most accesable and possibly least harsh albums yet. Tracks like Gottrahmen could have been written by Randy Greif, and the drum patterns tend to consist more of squeaks and electronic slicing than the actuall distorted snares of his older works, and i have to say i like this sound as much as anything hes done so far. I think by comparison its probably closest to 2370894 in sound. Definately not as raw and sounds more produced than the printf and greg hates car culture era. But this is as awesome and forfilling as any album you could expect from the snares. I highly recommend it above any other electronic artist you could think of, buy it!
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable 23 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
Being that most hated of entities on the electronic scene, the converted rock fan (although I have the good manners to hate Autechre, unlike all the Radiohead fans), my knowledge of this genre (glitch n' bass? :/) is still small, but WITBOAS is an utterly unbelievable, perfect masterpiece. Fragile, terrifying at times, endlessly inventive, stunningly intricate. Just buy it, god dammit :P You won't regret having waited 4-6 weeks.
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3.0 out of 5 stars An ambient swamp 18 Jun 2007
By Red
Format:Audio CD
Sorry to rain on your parade people but this is a let down from Venetian Snares. Granted tracks like Suffocate and Dad are inspired moments but when I first listened to this I came to the conclusion that about half the tracks just aren't necissary. Icosikapient is the dullest track he's ever done and the Misfit's cover; She, well what on earth was that supposed to be about?

This is worth it for the highpoints but for newcomers to Snares or people just conscious of their spending, there are better and more consistent Snares releases out there.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't like this at all 24 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD
out of all of the albums i have brought (of venetian snares) this is the only one didn't like and have since sold it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars genius 12 July 2003
By David Iles - Published on
Format:Audio CD
taking the freewheeling rhythms and virtuosity of Squarepusher, tossing in doses of Aphex Twin and the kitchen sink, and you've got Aaron Funk, aka Venetian Snares. Familiarities aside, VS certainly has cut a big hole for himself in current music that sounds like nothing else. After breaking out just a couple of years ago and since dropping 5 full length albums, he's the one of the brightest young artists (and most vital) in 10 years. This is his best. VS cuts, slaps, clicks, buzzes, and crashes his way through melody and rhythm like literally NONE before him. Its often a bit overwhelming, but in a truly satisfying and inspiring manner. Drill n bass and glitch cut across a barren, generally bassless landscape with actual vocals and classical and disorientingly modern melodies sitting atop the maelstrom. Hands down the best track here is "Cashew". A track like this can hold up to anything AFX can put up. After 5 albums, this guy is getting better and better. AFX and Squarepusher have a new peer. Now, lets get that new KID606 album out.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A quieter, weirder Venetian Snares 21 Dec 2004
By Chris 'raging bill' Burton - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Although some of his other albums have their quiet moments, most of what I've heard from Venetian Snares so far is in your face aggression. So I was surprised when I first started listening to Winter In The Belly Of A Snake. Those expecting tracks like Hand Thrown or Make Ronnie Rocket will be disappointed - while they're a far cry from drum and bass they're a lot closer to it than anything here. If you want something like Find Candace or Making Orange Things you'll probably be disappointed as well. Winter In The Belly Of A Snake is a more subdued, abstract affair.

The synth sounds seem to ape 70s progressive rock more than they do 90s electronic. The drum patterns sound more like odd noises and sound effects at times rather than more convential drum sounds, even when compared with other Venetian Snares albums. Often we are treated some avant-garde-esque piano or violin sounds, something his heavier albums didn't have time for.

Winter In The Belly Of A Snake is, of all I've heard by Venetian Snares, a harder album to listen to yet its very enjoyable as a consequence. I do need to be in the right mood to listen to it (whereas I could listen to Find Candace or Higgins Ultra Low Track Glue Funk Hits just about any time), but I often find that that's the beauty of this sort of music - the way it plays with your imagination and opens itself to you over time. If you don't live for the abstract and subdued then Higgins Ultra Low Track Glue Funk Hits or Chocolate Wheelchair Album are better bets, but if you like weirder, quieter music that isn't afraid to flirt with avant-garde, then this album is one well worth looking at.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More. 4 Jan 2003
By A Customer - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Frenetic, freakish rhythms in the same vein as Squarepusher, Autechre and Aphex Twin. Intricate enough to just listen to, but with enough energy that you can't help bobbing your head along with it. Occasionally gets more abstract and detached than I like, but still very well done.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a venetian snares album. 26 Mar 2005
By Quinton Harris - Published on
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"Winter In the Belly of a Snake" gets 4 stars only because it has "suffocate" on it. The rest of the album is so-so and would warrant a three. This cd is worth the price of admission simply for "Suffocate", which, if it could be approximated by stars, would get about 212.

The album on the whole is very quiet and clicky, panned all over the freakin place, and of course crazy ass time signatures as you would come to expect. I thought the first five tracks were solid, then he kinda runs out of things to do or something. Very well programmed, just not very musical imho. That said, "Suffocate" is probably the most beautiful song I have ever heard and it haunts me constantly. "Tattoo" and "Dad" are very good songs too. Also "January" just for the expert placement of Garrison Keillor sample ;)

There are a couple vocals on here, "Dad" and "Tattoo" use both very well. Venetian Snares is the techno you play for your punk/metal/hardcore friends who think they are so cool because they listen to hard music. If they aren't into vsnares, they haven't heard hard music, and once they hear it from you they will be like OMG... how...?!
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome 9 Jan 2007
By Mary Holmes - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Winter is one of Funk's 'softer' albums, yet still maintains that eerie feel that helps maintain gripping awe throughout. Not as mentally perplexing as the unparalleled 'Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding' (hardly anything is), but still a terrific LP nonetheless. The intro song 'Dad' has haunting vocals and tells a pretty self-explanatory meaning of the song. From here onwards there is a pretty relaxed feel to the LP. It all binds pretty well, then you get to 'January' which has some decent vocals that go well. The song 'In Quod' easily the finer moment of the LP and quite possibly one of his top 10 songs ever (opinions, opinions). The LP slowly drifts on from here calmly.

To conclude, an awesome LP to own, but maybe not as a starter.
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