NYC Experimental guitarist Reg Bloor’s announces the release of her second solo record “Sensory Irritation Chamber” on Glenn Branca’s SYSTEMS NEUTRALIZERS label, where she takes her experiments in atonal harmony, dissonance, angular melodies and dizzying meter to new extremes.
Reg has been performing solo since 2014, including at The Red Bull Music Academy NYC and at the OFF Festival in 2014, as well as sharing bills with such artists as Stephen O’Malley, Krallice and Gnaw. She released her debut solo CD “Theme From and Imaginary Slasher” in 2015. The New York Observer‘s Brad Cohan named her one of the 15 Best Metal Bands in NYC.
Reg emerged from the Neo-No Wave scene of the 1990s with the Boston-based band Twitcher who released one CD, Leg of Lamb of God. The band played on bills with such bands as Melt Banana, The Flying Luttenbachers and Arab on Radar, as well as appearing on the soundtrack to the Troma film Terror Firmer directed by the legendary Lloyd Kaufmann.
She moved to NYC in 1999 and began working with legendary composer Glenn Branca with whom she’s been recording and touring the world for 18 years. She’s performed in his Symphony No. 12, as concertmaster for his “Symphony No. 13 (Hallucination City)” for 100 Guitars, recently released on CD by Atavistic Records, “Symphony No. 15 (Running Through The World Like An Open Razor)” (Music for Strange Orchestra), “Symphony No. 16 (Orgasm)” for 100 Guitars, and as part of Branca/Bloor and the Glenn Branca Trio. She also appeared as part of the Glenn Branca Ensemble on his CD “The Ascension: The Sequel” and on his soon to be released “Third Ascension” and corresponding tours. May of 2016 she participated in a performance of Branca’s Symphonies 8, 10 & 12 with an all-star ensemble as part of the Red Bull Music Academy New York Festival 2016.
In 2005, she formed THE PARANOID CRITICAL REVOLUTION who released 3 CDs: Death of the Cool in 2006, Euphobia in 2010 and Crimson Canvas in 2013 and performed nationally an internationally, including ATP in Minehead, UK in 2007 and SXSW in 2009. The project ended in 2014.
She has worked with David Bowie, Page Hamilton, Thurston Moore, John Patitucci, Annie Clark/St. Vincent, Mike Watt, Adrian Utley (Portishead), Ty Braxton, tomandandy, members of Godspeed You Black Emperor, visual artist Tony Ourlser and on the soundtracks to the films “The Mothman Prophesies” and “Terror Firmer”.
NYC-based Experimental Avant-Rock guitarist Reg Bloor announces the release of her second instrumental solo record “Sensory Irritation Chamber” on May 18, 2018 on Glenn Branca’s SYSTEMS NEUTRALIZERS label.
She will celebrate the release that night with a show at Muchmore’s in Brooklyn, NY with Hubble and Samantha Riott.
This is the follow-up to her 2015 critically acclaimed debut “Theme from an Imaginary Slasher”. Long-time member of Branca’s Ensemble and founder of The Paranoid Critical Revolution, Reg went solo in 2014, sharing bills with such acts as Gnaw, Krallice and Stephen O’Malley of Sun O))). Her performance at that year’s Red Bull Music Academy NY Festival was called “Possibly the best performance I saw all night” by Ben Ratliff of The New York Times. The New York Observer‘s Brad Cohan named her one of the 15 Best Metal Bands in NYC.