Oct 31, 2010

The devil has all the best IDM: Venetian Snares

Here I am, on Hallowe'en night, choosing my favourite IDM / electronica to accompany your fright-filled evening of pumpkin soup, bad clothes and legal doorstep extortion. See the other posts in this series here. See the introduction to the whole thing here.

Artist: Venetian Snares
Track: Szerencsétlen
Album: Rossz Csillag Alatt Született
Year: 2005

The pizzicato strings at the start of the track are deliberately mimicking a horror soundtrack, so I nearly didn't include this for being too overt. But Venetian Snares' Szerencsétlen gives me the cold willies every time I listen to it.

The repetitive orchestral refrain, terrified by all the biting beats, reaches a frenzy of violence.

Whoever matched all of this up with a Tom and Jerry cartoon for this video deserves a knighthood (wherupon the Queen lets the sword drop a little too heavily... cue evil laugh).


The Alternative Route said...

Great choice Mr Roland sir.

Fat Roland said...

Good, innit? The video's great the moment the MGM lion goes all sinister.