A horrible hack

Regler

Regel #9 (Blues)

Year Released: 2017
Format: LP
Label: At War With False Noise
 
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Aug 6, 2017
My first brush with Regler, and on the basis of this I'm pretty sure it won't be my last. Things are painful. Incredibly painful. A slow, monotonous drum beat keeps pace while a primitive riff is repeated ad nauseam. This is the basis for the entire record, which clocks in at just under 30 minutes. It goes and it goes and it goes, seemingly because there is nothing much else for it to do. Variation is kept to a bare minimum, and while Swans and Legion Of Andromeda are ready touchpoints, I could also see this being 12 sax-free seconds of a God recorded looped until the ashes of the world slowly cool. Just in case the torpid churn of it all wasn't disheartening and enervating enough, things have been overlaid with soundbites and samples that remind you – as if you actually needed reminding – just what a truly awful species we truly are. Thanks, guys – thanks a lot.
Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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