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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. Jun 12, 2018
    80
    Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois pits Lanois’ laconic style against Funk’s frenzy until the contradictions between them are heightened and collapse, resulting in a deeply weird and captivating album.
  2. May 7, 2018
    80
    The end result is proof that traditional instruments can work incredibly well with electronics, although it might take two legends to pull it off.
  3. May 4, 2018
    80
    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. Uncut
    May 7, 2018
    80
    It may sound like a gimmicky stunt but it produces mostly beautiful results. [Jun 2018, p.30]
  5. The Wire
    Jul 12, 2018
    70
    As with all Venetian Snares records, it can feel a bit of an endurance test, every possible permutation of kick, snare and hat cycled through in a breakneck half-hour until the listener is battered into submission. But Lanois and Funk elevate each other’s sound, bringing a certain unlikely prettiness to the album’s general mood of freneticism. [Jun 2018, p.64]
  6. May 7, 2018
    69
    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.
  7. May 4, 2018
    40
    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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