Best electronic albums of 2016: seventeen


17 – Venetian Snares – Traditional Synthesizer Music (Timesig)

She married a chess computer in the end. No, you haven’t walked into the middle of a conversation: that’s my favourite track title from the latest album from the chaotic king of drill ‘n’ bass. Cue joke about “check mating” for life. Getting caught on pawn sites. Bashing bishops?

Snares used modular synthesis to record Traditional Synthesizer Music. That’s where you patch together a bunch of units, wires draped everywhere like spaghetti Mechano. The track below will give you an idea of what that looks like. There he is, smoking away. Bless.

Snares McSnareface has let it all hang out, mostly. The album may meander a little, but it’s surprisingly listenable and is perhaps closer to his Last Step alias. The beats are as clattery as ever. And, of course, you can’t vote for yourself. Yep. You guessed it. Another track title.



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