Reg Bloor | Theme from an Imaginary Slasher

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Theme from an Imaginary Slasher

by Reg Bloor

Self-produced debut solo album by the underground guitarist and member of the Glenn Branca Ensemble and THE PARANOID CRITICAL REVOLUTION where she takes her experiments in atonal harmony and dissonance, angular melodies and dizzying meter to new extremes.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Post-Punk
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1. Chasing Ghosts
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2. Carnival of Tragedy
3:52 $0.99
3. Theme from an Imaginary Slasher
4:57 $0.99
4. Unstrumental
4:37 $0.99
5. Little Miss Steel Valley
3:22 $0.99
6. Eastbound Train
3:49 $0.99
7. 4 Dada Suicides
2:33 $0.99
8. Brain Fluid and Microchips
2:55 $0.99
9. Killing Mind
2:34 $0.99
10. Subconscious Decay
3:24 $0.99
11. I Didn't Wake Up This Morning, Pt. II
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Reg Bloor's experimental guitar has been described as "Part black metal, part no wave, and part nuclear holocaust." (MP Lockwood - No Core) Now she's finally releasing her debut solo album "Theme from an Imaginary Slasher" where she takes her experiments in atonal harmony and dissonance, angular melodies and dizzying meter to new extremes, seeking to redefine what is possible on the instrument.

Reg has been performing as a solo artist since 2014, including at The Red Bull Music Academy New York Festival on May 16, 2014; at 119 Gallery's Memorial Day BBQ on May 26, 2014; and at the OFF Festival in Katowice, Poland on August 3, 2014.

She is the guitarist, composer and founder of the NYC-based angular experimental band THE PARANOID CRITICAL REVOLUTION since 2005. The band has 3 recordings out on SYSTEMS NEUTRALIZERS - "Crimson Canvas" (2013), "Euphobia" (2010) and "Death of the Cool" (2007) The band has been playing in the US and Europe since 2006 including appearances at ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES, "A Nightmare Before Christmas" in Minehead, England in December 2007 and the SXSW Music Festival in March 2009.

Reg has also been working with legendary avant garde composer Glenn Branca (to whom she is married) since 2000, performing all over the world in his Symphony No. 12, as concertmaster for his "Symphony No. 13 (Hallucination City)" for 100 Guitars and "Symphony No. 15 (Running Through The World Like An Open Razor)" (Music for Strange Orchestra) and as part of Branca/Bloor the Glenn Branca Trio. She also appeared as part of the Glenn Branca Ensemble on his CD "The Ascension: The Sequel" and on his subsequent tours. In the fall of 2014 Bloor toured with the Ensemble again playing Branca's newest set of pieces, "The Ascension III". Most recently, Reg has served as concertmaster for Glenn Branca's premiere of "Sypmhony No. 16 (Orgasm)" for 100 Guitars in Paris in February 2015.

Through the years Bloor has work with David Bowie, Page Hamilton, Thurston Moore, John Patitucci, Annie Clark/St. Vincent, Mike Watt, Adrian Utley (Portishead), Ty Braxton, tomandandy, Jason Vieaux, members of Godspeed You Black Emperor among others. She appeared uncredited on the soundtrack to the Paramount Pictures film "The Mothman Prophecies". Reg collaborated with artist Tony Oursler on the installation "Empy Blue" for EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany. She was part of Bill T. Miller's improvisational ORGY OF NOISE project on the CD "Noodle Braino".

Previously, Reg was a founding member, guitarist and composer for the experimental band TWITCHER who were part of the Neo-No Wave scene of the 1990s performing all over the Northeastern United States on bills with such bands as Melt Banana, Arab On Radar and The Flying Luttenbachers. They were a runner up for the Boston Phoenix Demo Derby in 1997. Their self-produced CD "Leg of Lamb of God" was released in 1999, the same year they appeared on the soundtrack to the TROMA film "TERROR FIRMER" directed by the legendary Lloyd Kaufman.

"...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 in THE NEW YORK TIMES on Reg Bloor's performance at The Red Bull Music Academy New York Festival 2014



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