Traditional Synthesizer Music

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Traditional Synthesizer Music
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 19, 2016 (2016-02-19)
GenreBreakcore, IDM
LabelPlanet Mu
ProducerAaron Funk
Venetian Snares chronology
Thank You for Your Consideration
Traditional Synthesizer Music
She Began To Cry Tears Of Blood Which Became Little Brick Houses When They Hit The Ground

Traditional Synthesizer Music is a studio album by Canadian electronic musician Venetian Snares, announced 17 December 2015[1][2] and released 19 February 2016 on Planet Mu records.[3] Unlike other albums by Venetian Snares, this album was composed and live recorded entirely on modular synthesizer equipment.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[6]
Drowned in Sound8/10[8]
Resident Advisor3.3/5[11]
Tiny Mix Tapes3/5 stars[13]
Uncut4/5 stars[5]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Traditional Synthesizer Music received an average score of 76% based on 11 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[5] AllMusic listed the album as one of their Favorite Electronic Albums of 2016, describing it as "a sharp, thrilling experience, and easily one of Funk's most focused works".[6]

PopMatters placed it at number 52 on the "70 Best Albums of 2016" list.[14]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Aaron Funk.

1."Dreamt Person v3"1:56
2."Everything About You Is Special"3:46
3."Slightly Bent Fork Tong v2"2:26
4."Magnificent Stumble v2"4:21
6."Can't Vote for Yourself v1"4:18
7."You and Shayna v1"3:21
8."Goose and Gary v2"3:09
9."Anxattack Boss Level19 v3"4:55
10."She Married a Chess Computer in the End"3:49
11."Health Card10"3:23
12."Paganism Ratchets"4:30
Total length:43:57[15]


Chart (2016) Peak
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[16] 16
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[17] 6


  1. ^ "Venetian Snares announces modular synth-only Traditional Synthesizer Music LP". FACT. 2015-12-17. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  2. ^ "Venetian Snares makes Traditional Synthesizer Music on new LP". Resident Advisor. 2015-12-17. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  3. ^ Planet Mu (2016-02-19). "Traditional Synthesizer Music". Planet Mu. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  4. ^ "Venetian Snares:Let's All Be Real". Attack Magazine. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  5. ^ a b c "Critic Reviews for Traditional Synthesizer Music by Venetian Snares". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Simpson, Paul. "Traditional Synthesizer Music – Venetian Snares". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  7. ^ Smith, Mat (February 24, 2016). "Venetian Snares - Traditional Synthesizer Music". Clash. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  8. ^ Bland, Benjamin (February 16, 2016). "Venetian Snares – Traditional Synthesizer Music". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  9. ^ Ranta, Alan (February 17, 2016). "Venetian Snares Traditional Synthesizer Music". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  10. ^ Pattison, Louis (February 22, 2016). "Venetian Snares: Traditional Synthesizer Music". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  11. ^ Dicker, Holly (March 17, 2016). "Venetian Snares - Traditional Synthesizer Music". Resident Advisor. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  12. ^ "Review: Venetian Snares - Traditional Synthesizer Music". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  13. ^ Hydroyoga. "Venetian Snares – Traditional Synthesizer Music". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  14. ^ "The 70 Best Albums of 2016 (2/7)". PopMatters. December 13, 2016. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  15. ^ Venetian Snares (2016-02-19). "Traditional Synthesizer Music". Venetian Snares. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  16. ^ "Venetian Snares Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  17. ^ "Venetian Snares Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 16, 2018.

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