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WHAT THE PRESS HAS TO SAY
About REG BLOOR
"...Possibly the best performance I saw all night: a solo set by the electric guitarist Reg Bloor, who speed-strummed and power-riffed on her Les Paul through a harmonizing pedal, playing loud, structured, harmonically complex pieces, centering on strange chords, sometimes evoking Jimmy Page, sometimes an orchestra. It was committed and complex, and never let up."
Ben Ratliff - THE NEW YORK TIMES on Reg's performance at The Red Bull Music Academy New York Fastival 2014
"Reg Bloor took her position at center stage as if leading an imaginary polytonal metal band. She stood with one leg thrust in front of the other, power-strumming high, abstruse, unsettling chords, making rumbling wipes of sound up and down the neck. Of the three, Ms. Bloor was the most agitated and alive, and the one who most clearly wanted us to remember that the electric guitar has sometimes been associated with rock music."
Ben Ratliff - THE NEW YORK TIMES on Reg's performance at National Sawdust
"Not only she is a very acute instrumentalist, totally aware of the properties of an electric guitar in variegated rhythmic contexts; Bloor is also a hard-nosed researcher in melodic designs against the grain of ordinariness, featuring grating timbres and potent propulsions that give no respite whatsoever...This music literally constricts the listener, enforcing a careful evaluation of every nuance and turn of events, ultimately luring the persistent ones into a whirlpool of frenetic lucidity. Without an ounce of braggadocio, for good measure."
Massimo Ricci - Touching Extremes on Theme from an Imaginary Slasher
"...buckets of shrill dissonance in the tricky chord shapes expertly executed with the venom of 18 cobras, as well as Bloor’s 'choppy' strumming style which carries the blistering attack of an M2 flame-thrower. One that shoots acid as well as fire. Sure to please fans of both avant-garde music and loud Black Metal."
Ed Linsent - The Sound Projector on Theme from an Imaginary Slasher
"The fact that this is essentially just her and her suffering guitar makes the whole thing sound very personal, invasive and brutal – like stepping into a suburban kitchen during a bloody domestic battle where the wife has finally won the upper hand with the help of a meat cleaver...It’s ugly, destructive, and insane and tests the boundaries of what we call music."
Christopher Baldwin - Alternative Control on Theme from an Imaginary Slasher
"Theme from the Imaginary Slasher is nothing short of totally insane. Instrumental and experimental black metal, performed entirely on guitar. The instrumentation is beyond impressive. At times, it has a MIDI/8-bit video game sound to it that’s totally surreal. Cool stuff."
Steve Adamyk - Razorcake on Theme from an Imaginary Slasher
"Theme from an Imaginary Slasher, is a clinic in six-string slayage." Brad Cohan The New York Observer
“Elevator to hell.”
Przemyslaw Gulda, Lukasz Kaminski, Robert Sankowski, Jedrzej llodkowski, Ja - Gazeta Wyborcza
Read Reg's interview in Chaos Control about "Theme from an Imaginary Slasher".
And check out the interview with Reg Bloor by Scott Collins for Guitar Muse
Here's an interview in Polish with Glenn Branca and Reg Bloor.
About THE PARANOID CRITICAL REVOLUTION
"…leave(s) the starting gate with all pedals to the metal ... the heavily effected screeching, flailing drumming, and calculatedly manic time mangling continue more or less unabated until the end."
Barry Cleveland - Guitar Player
"Seething with treble, technically formidable, and crashingly dissonant, Paranoid Critical Revolution was another of those acts that create far more of a racket than would seem possible for a two piece."
Nate Dorr - Impose Magazine
"It’s like part black metal, part no wave, and part nuclear holocaust."
MP Lockwood - No Core
"Viscerally powerful, musical, precise. No time or anything else was wasted."
Ken Weathersby - The Neutral
"EVIL guitar / drum sickness, a phenomenally loud shrieking beast...instrument as pure apocalypse."
Cloudboy - Rottenmeats
"Whoa. That was pretty intense, to say the least."
Mike Watt - The Watt From Pedro Show
"I'm digging the Paranoid Critical Revolution CD - (Reg)'s a killer gtrist."
Thurston Moore - Sonic Youth
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