ELECTRONICA / Venetian Snares

Pink + Green – VENETIAN SNARES – 2007

If you were to start an Indie band tomorrow, what would you name it? Too bad you can’t name it Venetian Snares, ‘cause that fantastic-for-an-indie-band name has already been taken. By a junglist.  Venetian Snares makes me think of gentle beats, myriad-contradictions-of-love type lyrics and jangling guitars played by bearded and bespectacled blokes. Start with … Continue reading


Nothing Lasts…..But Nothing is Lost – SHPONGLE – 2005

 Let me assure you, my first impressions weren’t strong. I’m sure you were as wierded out by the name as I was. Anybody would be, as ‘Shpongle’ tends to evoke wet farts of a particularly moist kind. So that’s wrong. What’s also wrong is the genre name, a pretentious sounding ‘psychedelic downtempo’. See that probably … Continue reading