VENETIAN SNARES, the Canadian percussive outrider who even gives Squarepusher a run for his hyperbreaks money, has dropped a remix of “La parole 2”, by Roman electronic composer Vincenzo Ramaglia, featuring the dark operatic tone of Igorrrr singer Laure Le Prunenec.
Take a listen below: it takes the high drama of lamenting chanson and an operatic feel and feeds it through Venetian Snares’ brain, from whence it emerges with a characteristically complex, chattering undertow, which is unusually nuanced, allowing the original room to breathe.
Venetian Snares’ take follows recent retakes on Vincenzo’s work from the likes of Emika, μ-Ziq, and Ghostly International’s Shigeto.
Speaking of the remix, Aaron Funk, aka Venetian Snares says: “Sometimes, when tasked with doing a remix, one of two things happens. Either the material is not inspiring and I will just say no, or alternatively agree and just process it all until it’s unrecognizable and go from there.
In the case of ‘La Parole 2’, neither applies. The music spoke to me and I felt immediately I had a response. I wanted to interface. I wanted to start a family with this music, grow vegetables and groom a herd of horses together. Lay under the stars, laughing and crying until the sun comes up.“
Vincenzo Ramaglia runs his own label PEM (Popular Experimental Music), and often collaborates with exponents of the avant-garde music. He employs analogue sequencers in real time and pushes out into a space described as being between Autechre and Arvo Pärt.
Find out more about Vincenzo Ramaglia at his Bandcamp page, on Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, YouTube, Instagram and Spotify; and equally, investigate the weird and wired world of Venetian Snares at Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, YouTube, Instagram and Spotify.