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Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois - "Mag11 P82"

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Venetian Snares and Daniel Lanois recently announced a self-titled collaborative album and shared its opening track. The former a breakcore alchemist/provocateur, the latter a veteran producer notable for his work with Brian Eno, U2, and Neil Young; what the two lack in apparent musical common ground, they more than make up for with their shared Canadianness. But in all seriousness, this lead single suggests it's actually a match made in heaven. Daniel's pedal steel-sourced ambience is a lovely complement to VS's frenetic drum programming. And the cover art is my aesthetic – perhaps that's less relevant, but the visual side of things should get some love in these kinds of write-ups more often.

Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois drops May 4 via Planet Mu.

-Austen