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Venetian Snares

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  • Born: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Years Active: 1990s, 2000s


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Aaron Funk, a producer of hardcore drum'n'bass noise, gained a profile in experimental techno circles with his signing to the Planet µ label run by Mike Paradinas (aka µ-Ziq). It's a tribute to his production prowess that his base of Winnipeg, Manitoba, hasn't prevented IDM enthusiasts around the world from investigating his recordings. Funk's first release was Shiver in Eternal Darkness, an EP for the Isolate label, followed by Doll Doll Doll for Hymen and Greg Hates Car Culture for History of the Future. When Paradinas heard the latter, he immediately hired Funk for Planet µ. The first Venetian Snares LP, Making Orange Things (a co-production with Speedranch), dropped in early 2001; following in short order were four more LPs or mini-LPs, all released before the end of 2002. Funk continued recording for a variety of labels, including Hymen, and has also recorded as Snares Man! and the less elusive Senetian Vnares. The following years continued to be prolific for Venetian Snares, among whose releases were 2004's Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding, 2005's Hungarian-inspired Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett, and 2006's Cavalcade of Glee and Dadaist Happy Hardcore Pom Poms and Hospitality, all of which came on Planet µ.