Regler is a project from Mattin (known mostly for collaborations with Junko, Phillip Best, Tony Conrad and others) and Anders Bryngelsson of Brainbombs.
This project aims to re-create musical sub-genres using only traditional "rock" instruments; in this case, harsh noise wall. I guess my feelings on HNW are mixed; by putting out what I'd argue is the "gateway" release on the genre (Proanomie by Vomir) I have to take some responsibility for what is maybe the most redundant sub-sub genre of them all, one which in my opinion often uses ridiculous over-conceptualisation to mask an entire lack of originality. Which is kind of entirely the opposite to what Vomir was all about when he came up with the term! Anyway, how best to combat this: take it from an entirely new angle! Good!
Regler on this album most definitely play ROCK music, but it's half an hour of absolutely blistering, all-out, in-the-red heavy metal. It's exhausting and invigorating and totally unlike anything else, and is the closest thing I've heard in years to the spirit of the genius avant-rock of Les Rallizes Denudes without actually sounding anything like them. Most certainly one for those interested in hearing the limits of rock music and where it can go. Recommended!
500 copies in beautiful 6-panel matte sleeves
Includes unlimited streaming of Regel #4 (HNW)
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