Venetian Snares is a well-known Canadian electronic music experimenter; he’s been at it since at least 1997 with Fake:Impossible. Today, with his twenty-fourth full-length studio album (from what I can gather), Aaron Funk delivers a surprising blow to the unprepared listener. Indeed, She Began to Cry Tears of Blood Which Became Little Brick Houses When They Hit the Ground is an album most hectic that seems to be unable to keep a steady focus for more than a minute.
First of all, the twelve song titles read like surrealist snippets, each creating its very own microcosm out of the universal void. Musically, however, this is the closest I’ve heard this project sound to Qebrµs in a long while! And this is more than welcome, since the project’s most recent output hasn’t quite been to my personal taste. Thus, She Began to Cry marks a reconciliation between me and Aaron, a temporary (and one-sided) one, perhaps, but one nonetheless.
So, in short, if you’re ready to be confronted with over fifty minutes of experimental breakcore music, all you need to do so is to press play. If not, I believe you would have already turned heels by now.