REGLER - Regel #9 (Blues)
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.
- Regular price $19.00