Regis ‎– Delivered Into The Hands Of Indifference

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Downwards ‎– DNLP05
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Tracklist

A1 Hands Of A Stranger 5:05
A2 Body Unknown 4:50
B1 Disease Through Affection 4:52
B2 Barriers 4:54
C Concentrate 4:45
D1 Escape From Yourself 4:39
D2 Indifference 4:53

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Credits

  • Mastered ByNilz*
  • Written-By, ProducerRegis

Notes

the track on side c is listed as being 'concentration'
but as the print on the label shows the tune is called 'concentrate'
Made In Great Britain
Side: A, B & D - 33 Rpm
Side: C - 45 RPM

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): DFI-98_4 DNLP 5 A THE EXCHANGE - NILZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): DFI-98_4 DNLP 5 BI THE EXCHANGE - NILZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): DFI-98_4 DNLP 5 CI THE EXCHANGE - NILZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): DFI-98_4 DNLP 5 D THE EXCHANGE - NILZ

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June 2, 2012
It could be argued that, while achingly aware of the House / Techno culture, and working within that arena, REGIS are in fact one of the most 'Industrial' groups around. My last performance live was supporting them at a club in Morley outside Leeds, UK, and some of the pieces they used when DJing (rather than live performance) included "Hamburger Lady" and some other TG stuff. Not yer average punter fare, especially not for Teenagers celebrating New Year. And if you were to break into O'CONNOR's mountain top Fortress Of Solitude and flick through his record collection, you'd find material as diverse as NON, EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN and GENE VINCENT. Okay, so that proves nothing, but listening to this collection of dance tracks, if you extract the ubiquitous pulse beat cliches, what you're left with is the sound of machines - fast generator pulses, busy pumping mechanisms, dehumanized churning, grinding cyclic cores which chew the air relentlessly.
And as I witnessed at that gig, his direction is changing. Certain tracks here - "Concentrate", for instance, have a much more subtle feel to them. Sure the elements are all present as on the previously released 12" singles and the "Gymnastics" album, but there's a deeper, more subtle approach, a maturity which has come with the gearing down of tempo now and again. His association with arch rhythmist MICK HARRIS may have had some bearing now the initial fires have burned to a healthy glow - a deft and subtle distance to some of the levels mixed in an uncannily similar fashion to MICK's.

Away from the rough, almost Punk-like forcefulness of the earlier works, REGIS's intense, concentrated music has gained a maturity which even I have to admire. It's less like a roomful of excitable youths trying to out-shout one another, and more like a forceful but controlled lecture.

Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.