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  • Artist(s): Daniel Lanois
  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the collaboration between Venetian Snares and Daniel Lanois.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
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  1. Uncut
    May 7, 2018
    It may sound like a gimmicky stunt but it produces mostly beautiful results. [Jun 2018, p.30]
  2. May 4, 2018
    At 33 minutes, the album is an intense but abrupt ride, with both musicians soaring into bold new territories. For dedicated fans who couldn't get enough, pre-orders of the album were bundled with a bonus disc containing eight additional tracks from the same sessions, which are just as mindblowing as the album proper, if not more so.
  3. May 4, 2018
    You need to work for it if you are coming it this album purely from the Lanois angle. This work is worth the effort because very few albums like Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois are in existence. Cherish the formula before it becomes saturated.
  4. May 7, 2018
    The end result is proof that traditional instruments can work incredibly well with electronics, although it might take two legends to pull it off.
  5. May 7, 2018
    Lanois and Funk demonstrate that even the briefest pause can reveal a more becalmed state of being lying just beneath all the noise and bustle.
  6. May 9, 2018
    The moments of unity sound accidental and haphazard, ambient music with the occasional breakcore eruption, as if a child was operating two stereos playing each artist and alternating turning the volume up and down on each one.
  7. May 4, 2018
    If Snares is complexity incarnate, Lanois is distilled modesty. These are strengths that are realized individually but create discord in tandem. Their pairing is like eating apple pie topped with cheddar cheese: some are sure to find enjoyment in the combination, but for the rest of us, these pairings are best avoided.

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