Review: Venetian Snares – Infolepsy EP
National Music Reviews
The Salt Lake label showcases more tasty treats with Venetian Snares’ latest, Infolepsy. Many of you are going to remember the famous pinball machine song on Sesame Street about the number “12.” Well, Mr. Funk has his own version of “Twelve” that takes your innocent childhood memories into a tunnel of hard, brutal bass while opening the EP teaser. Next, on “Where’s Bill,” you get stabbing hits while Uma Thurman screams, “Where’s Bill?” You can really hear the bloodbath. “Americanized” continues with more savory stabs with a contrasting melody and features sampling of a madman raving about “communist gangster government” and “worldwide living death.” The 21-minute short disc ends with the drilling tempo of “Punishing2004 ft. MC SKM.” Chocolate Wheelchair, Horse and Goat and all the other weekly releases from the Canadian superstar have been fantastic; however, this is my favorite thing to come from Venetian Snares since the Doll trilogy.
This review originally appeared in Modus Operandi, March 2005, Issue 195.