Prolific producer Venetian Snares, AKA Aaron Funk, unleashes his first bought of breakcore for 2006 and brings with him more delightful melodies to accompany his harsh beats. For a man accustommed to releasing numerous albums in a year, for Cavalcade he has drawn on the classical influences present for Rossz Csillag Alatt Szuletett (Planet Mu, 2005) to give a lush sound to the electronic layers that the strings offered on Csillag.
“P” and “XIII’s dub” offer the downtempo rests between the jump up and bosh tracks.
“Swindon” is a spaced out floaty track offering atmospheric noises and a haunting score that builds with ever more frenetic drums, like much of the album. Opener “Donut” and “Plunging Hornets” follw a simialar pattern, however there is plenty more to enjoy. “Pwntendo” uses what could easily be an 8-Bit Nintendo tune to Mario with a lot of charm. Elsewhere “Vache” chucks the gabba down hard with fierce drums. “P” and “XIII’s dub” offer the downtempo rests between the jump up and bosh tracks. On two of the tracks Funk uses a public service style of narration over a combination of ambience and scattershot beats which is amsuing to hear due to its normal relation to concise and calming advice such as how to cross the road. Throughout apparently divergent styles are married into a perfect blend for the ear. This is far away from the relentless darkness of Meathole (Planet Mu, 2005) or the hectic The Chocolate Wheelchair Album (Planet Mu, 2003), but equally intriguing. Another Venetian classic.