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Experimental Electronic Artist Venetian Snares' 'Greg Hates Car Culture' Turns 20

Greg Hates Car Culture ultimately stands out for more than being Venetian Snares' first vinyl release; it's the sound of a vital artist throwing ideas on a wall and seeing what stuck.

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Party Machine: The Rise of Canadian Electronic Music

If Toronto is having a Seattle moment, as The New York Times called it, it's fair to say that Canadian electronic music is having a Chicago/Detroit moment.

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Ain't No Cure for the Digital Virus

How I came to love electronic music... I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell looped and thrown over a 4/4 or broken beat with a bad ass bass line.

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Venetian Snares: Detrimentalist

Winnepeg's golden boy of breakcore blitzkrieg unleashes an opus to the drum and bass aesthetic with his 20th-odd long-player.

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Venetian Snares: My Downfall (Original Soundtrack)

As with its predecessor, My Downfall is a meticulous exercise in constructing intricate and expansive classical music, then inundating the results in heavy drum and bass programming.

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Venetian Snares: Pink + Green

This is a Venetian Snares EP, so of course it's technically better than 90% of the breakcore being released right now, but it stumbles in crucial ways, especially when cast in the harsh light of expectation.

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Venetian Snares: Cavalcade of Glee and Dadaist Happy Hardcore Pom Poms

The new album seems to be part of the more playful Venetian Snares lineage, most comparable, perhaps, to the manic surreality of 2003's Chocolate Wheelchair.

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Venetian Snares: Meathole

Far from being a wall of impenetrable noise, Meathole is an intricate, aggressive and sometimes harrowing journey into the heart of distortion and distorted soul.

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