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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 22, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Planet Mu Records Ltd
  • ASIN: B0007QN900
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #222,309 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Aaron Funk (aka Venetian Snares) hails from Winnipeg, Canada. Since his debut 12-inch in 1999 on a small Minneapolis label, he has risen from the breakcore underground to become one of the most astonishing (and popular) musicians working in the experimental electronic sphere (alongside Squarepusher, Aphex Twin and Boards Of Canada). Each new album from Funk brings with it a new sound, a new atmosphere, a whole new world he always avoids repeating what's come before. Rossz Csillag Allat Szletett is his 12th studio album and most mature work yet. Inspired by a trip to Hungary while on European tour, Funk found himself on the Kir lyi Palota (Budapest's Royal Palace) imagining himself as a pigeon.

Customer Reviews

If you like classical or orchestral music, you're in for a treat.
Tonal Discrepancy
If you enjoy music, I mean real good music, you must listen to this album.
Leet Rule
The strings and vocal mix really well with his bass and snare rushes.
Patrick L. Rael

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By somethingexcellent VINE VOICE on November 28, 2005
Format: Audio CD
In the past couple years, Aaron Funk has spat out music at a prolific pace that can possibly only be succeeded by Merzbow or perhaps Scott Herren under his batch of different pseudonyms. I have listened to much of what Funk has released as Venetian Snares, and while I can appreciate what he creates, I am often left cold by his work. For each album that he's put out, there is always one or two tracks that slam my ass, then another handfull that are pretty good, but the remainder seems to just pound my brain into a peaceful submission that doesn't really care to process it all after awhile.

In relative terms, Rossz Csillag Alatt Született took a little bit longer for Funk to complete, and after I'd read several places that it was easily his most melodic work yet, and that he learned to play a violin, and even some trumpet for the release, I started wondering just what tricks he had up his sleeve. As it turns out, this release is definitely at least a partial turning point for Funk as an artist, as it mixes his usual hyper-crisp beat programming with strings, horns, piano, and lots of other elements for his most musical and interesting release yet.

After the opening track of "Sikertelensëg" rolls forty seconds of dark inprovised piano noodlings, "Szerencsetlen" starts off the album proper with quick bursts of string samples that flow and dash like a horror-movie soundtrack spliced together with a chase-scene before the sweet snare-rush blasts of the familiar amen break start hammering away. As the track progresses, even more strings pile onto the mix, and delicious string scampers raise the tension even more.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kari Flickinger on January 6, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I just wanted to pour some insight into the track "ongyilkos vasarnap". It might be interesting for those who listen to this piece of music to know this song has a history. The song is an urban legend. The english translation of the title would be gloomy sunday (loose trans.) The history is that it was commonly known as the hunagrian suicide song. It was believed to have caused many people to commit suicide, and has many strange stories attached to the haunting melody of people dying in connection with the melody. It was also banned from radio play in a few countries because of the associations with death. While this is just an urban legend, it kind of makes the spooky adaptation of the piece a little more fun to listen to. There are many version of the song in many different languages, though Billie Holliday's is probably the most well-known version (which is the sampled bit.)

Personally, it is interesting to hear this modern version of this very old hungarian song (originally penned by Rezso Seress, and another writer.) It's definitely worth checking out, and certainly worth purchasing.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Chris 'raging bill' Burton on April 29, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Quite simply, you've never heard anything like this even if you're already familiar with Venetian Snares. On this album, Aaron Funk combines his usual frenetic, complex and seemingly random (though often carefully and meticulously constructed) drum beats with 20th Century Hungarian orchestral music to create some of the most incredible, epic and powerful pieces of music. Even if you're not a fan of either orchestral music (specifically 20th Century modern classical, not Classical in the Mozart sense) or IDM/Breakcore music you owe to yourself to listen to this album if you consider yourself an open minded music fan with an eclectic taste. At times as loud and abrasive as much of his other work, at other times beautiful and introspective, Rossz Csillag Alatt Szuletett is one of the greatest pieces of music I've ever heard.

As is often the case with albums I really love, I can't think of very much to say without resorting to cliches and repeating myself, so I'll leave it at that. Get this album NOW.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Pietro Da Sacco on December 2, 2005
Format: Audio CD
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(06.01.05) Rossz Csillag Alatt Született is the closest Aaron Funk has ever come to being Unplugged. While on vacation in Hungary, Funk experienced a moment of avian displacement and vanished into a metaphysical consideration of life as a pigeon. I don't know if this moment was the impetus for Rossz Csillag Alatt Született or it it was the wealth of local ethnic music poured into his head, but the resulting record is a orchestral collision between Funk's well known drill 'n' bass and a panopoly of decaying folk motifs.

"Öngyilkos Vasárnap," based on a funereal love song by Hungarian composer Reszo Seress, lifts the haunted despair from Billie Holliday's version of the song, drapes a possessed violin across Holliday's exhausted voice like a burial shroud, and sends both out to troll for coins in a cart pulled by a one-legged beggar. "Felbomlasztott Mentökocsi," a brooding piece of groaning tones and gut-plucked notes, indulges a string quartet's penchant for melancholy with its gloomy soundtrack. In "Hajnal," Funk drops a clusterbomb of beats in the middle of the orchestra pit but it's a surgical strike that takes out the brass section as if it were custom-ordered by the strings. The brass section, resurrected by some foul Transylvanian mysticism, provide stabs and flourishes during "Szamár Madár" like they were some channeling Wagner while a cellist bravely attempts a heartfelt solo before getting steamrolled by Funk's percussion and a string section in game pursuit of a runaway soprano.

Rossz Csillag Alatt Született is Funk's most assured release.
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