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[[caption-width-right:260:[[MoodWhiplash He has made songs about child murder.]]]]

Venetian Snares is the ([[IHaveManyNames main]]) pseudonym of Canadian {{electronic music}} producer Aaron Funk. He mostly does breakcore tracks and is [[TropeCodifier credited with making the genre what it is today]], but he also makes [[GenreRoulette glitchcore, IDM, noise, Dubstep and orchestral music]]. {{Classical music}} is also frequently sampled in his Breakcore work, along with various HipHop acapellas and {{Jazz}}.

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* AcceptableTargets: [[{{In-Universe}} His hometown]] of Winnipeg.
* AmenBreak: This man has made an entire career out of mutilating the Amen.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Aaron Funk, obviously.
* BilingualBonus: The lyrics to "Welfare Wednsday." [[spoiler:"Punani" is Italian for vagina. Does the song make sense now?]]
* BlatantLies: During interviews, he will often make patently ridiculous claims.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Just watch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJMj8UF7yYo this interview]] and suddenly his music will make a lot of sense. The man claims himself to be a hillbilly, for crying out loud.
* ConceptAlbum: Most of them are this to some degree.
* ContemptibleCover: His album ''Horse and Goat'' had to be sold with a reversible cover, with a close-up of a girl's face on the front and the real cover on the back. The first two manufacturers they went to wouldn't even print it. Not surprising, considering that the cover was done by [[{{Lolicon}} Trevor]] [[{{Guro}} Brown]].
* CrazyPrepared: The liner notes for "Shitfuckers!!!" entail how to give an enema.
* EverythingIsAnInstrument[=/=]IntercourseWithYou: He and Hecate, an industrial/dark electronic artist, released an album called ''Nymphomatriarch.'' It was made solely out of recordings of them having sex between shows while on tour. It's one of the best-known works of either artist to date.
* ForeignLanguageTitle: ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rossz_Csillag_Alatt_Szuletett Rossz Csillag Alatt Született]]'', whose tracks (along with the album itself) are titled in Hungarian.
* GenreRoulette: Breakcore, IDM, Noise, Glitch, Ambient, Acid, Electro, Dubstep, Modern Classical...
* IHaveManyNames: [=Vsnares,=] snares, Snares Man!, [=BeeSnares=], Ventriloquist Snakes, Puff, Last Step and Senetian Vnares.
* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: ''Winnipeg Is A Frozen Shithole,'' an awkward enough title in its own right, contains a song titled, ''Die Winnipeg Die Die Die Fuckers Die.'' and of course the above mentioned ''Rossz Csillag Alatt Szuletett''. It's not awkward for Hungarian speakers, of course, but for everyone ''else''...
* KindHeartedCatLover: His album ''Songs About My Cats'' is about,well, his cats.
* LastNoteNightmare: "Hand Throw".
* LoudnessWar: His releases are some of the loudest in history; of course, considering the type of music he's playing, it's entirely intentional.
* MindScrew: "Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding," full stop.
* MinimalisticCoverArt: ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Venetian_Snares_-_printf.jpg printf("shiver in eternal darkness/n");]]''
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Pretty much all over the scale, but his breakcore material is never lower than a 10 or 11.
* {{Sampling}}: To the point where one album was built almost entirely out of classical excerpts.
** Possibly overlaps with [[OneOfUs One Of Us]]: There were a few songs on ''Doll, Doll, Doll'' that sampled VideoGame/EarthBound and VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}.
** And on ''Meathole,'' he sampled Music/{{Current 93}} and Music/NurseWithWound.
* ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic: Venetian Snares normally makes music just as aggressive and unfriendly [[http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/20725631/Venetian+Snares+178939596_945b9bbae6.jpg as he looks]], but a few of his tracks (''I'm Sorry I Failed You'') are soft and melodic, often built out of orchestra samples.
** Then again, when one reads interviews with Funk, he's less scary than [[DeadpanSnarker really snarky]], so it goes both ways.
* SerialKiller: Discussed on Meathole.
* '''SensoryAbuse''': He has made this into an art form.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: "Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding," described by critics as "one of the best albums {{Autechre}} never made."
** He does acid [[IThoughtItMeant (music, you guys)]] as Last Step.
*** "Filth", which was released under his main alias, is also mainly acid techno and is more abrasive than his Last Step work. The album was a big stylistic change from "Detrimentalist", which [[BrokenBase angered some fans]].
** His collab with Speedranch, bordering on HarshNoise.
* SpeedyTechnoRemake: ''Öngyilkos Vasárnap'', originally ''Gloomy Sunday'', the Hungarian suicide song.
* StylisticSelfParody: "Plunging Hornets", in which the sampled audio makes fun of his tendencies regarding musical structure.
* UncommonTime: He ''really'' likes the 7/8 time signature,though he'll tinker with others as well, and he has been known to merge into 4/4 every now and then.
** ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Nineteen 1319," A song written in ''13/4'' and ''19/4'' time, '''alternating between the two.'''
* WordSaladTitle: There is no such thing as a "Cadmium Lung Jacket" or a "Huge Chrome Peach." And there certainly is no "Cavalcade of Glee And Dadaist Happy Hardcore Pom Poms."
* WouldHurtAChild: Wrote two albums on the subject.