Subtitled: Blues For Western Civilization (For Audience And Tape). Regel #9 (Blues) is the latest release from the power duo Regler. On their previous two records on At War With False Noise, Regler have tackled harsh noise and heavy metal. Regler doing the blues? What the fuck is that gonna sound like? Well, it doesnt sound like Howlin Wolf, thats for sure. But then, Anders Bryngelsson and Mattin are less about representing a sound and more about getting to the bottom of a genre, usually by taking it apart, or getting to the fulcrum of the style... or in this case, aggressively smashing the shit out of it until it surrenders. On one long track over two sides of an LP, Regler havent produced a deconstruction of the blues, but rather a horrid bastardization of the blues: playing an open riff and caveman drum beat over and over... and over... and over... and over again, post-produced with samples representing the multitude of fucked-up things going on in the world in 2017. Its nearly an hour of unrelentingly bleak vibes. Is that not what the blues, in essence, is all about? The blues is -- at root -- reality, and this is whats shown bare here. Is it more horrible to hear a seemingly endless, turgid cacophony of guitar and drums with little variation or finesse, or to hear the death, pain, and suffering that is casually present at six oclock every night with your egg and chips? Well, this record unsubtly asks that question. The sound of the record is massive, and has been mastered beautifully to vinyl. Utterly heavy and taking no prisoners, its like the first track on From Enslavement To Obliteration by Napalm Death (1988) just kept going for the whole album. This isnt for the casual listener, but if youre a casual listener, of anything, you either a.) wont be reading about a new Regler record, and b.) wont be on this website. Unjoy! Edition of 120. - At War With False Noise.
After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.
This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).
Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.
Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.
Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).
So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.
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