Regis ‎– Regis

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Downwards ‎– DNCD09
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Tracklist

1 Disease Through Affection 5:39
2 Adolescence 5:06
3 Executive Handshake 4:38
4 Wound Us 5:03
5 Solution (Voice) 1:14
6 Rites 4:53
7 Execution Ground 4:26
8 Solution (Music) 1:27
9 Rise 1:15
10 Baptism 6:06
11 Purification 5:41
12 On The Wheel 1:32
13 Extra Track 5:00

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Notes

A CD-only compilation featuring the 'Facilites', 'Divine Ritual' and 'Blood Into Gold' EPs. Also included is the rare 'Disease Through Affection' and a different version of Regis's collaboration with Robert Görl.

"Disease Through Affection" was unreleased project, only 50 test copies were pressed. This version was transferred from the original test copy "Praise the Click".
"Wound Us" appeared on the first 300 copies of the "Facilities" EP.
"Extra Track" is an original version of the track on the "DN1" Project (The Right Side Of Reason DN1 EP).

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Cervix

Cervix

January 16, 2014

Great compilation of techno crude rude dry and hard from Regis, very good excelent!!!
maroko

maroko

August 21, 2012

Arguably the best collection of previously released material committed to CD surface - ever! "Regis" is a true classic of the industrial techno canon, displaying a sophistication and vision of restrained brutality that's aged remarkably well, considering the sea-change in techno styles since the late 90's, when the vast majority of this material was recorded. Although Karl O'Connor, in the present day alternately opts for streamlined reduction and broken offbeat styles, with nuances of dub techno atmospheric and spacious ambient textures, it's still crystal clear to hear this is a Regis production through and through and stands well as a document of a bygone era.

Comprising material largely released at the turn of the millenium, it finds his sound maturing texturally and in scope, with the addition of numerous shorter compositions investigating bleak, arcane electronics and mystic atmospherics. These are also some of his most devastating dancefloor cuts; from the sweaty, slinky EBM force of Baptism to the taut drive underpinned by a looped vocal snippet of Execution Ground, the grime caked industrial techno of Executive Handshake, the oppressively rushing noises of Wound Us, through to Rites, a frenetic, thundering groove injection, which sees a jack-knifing riff skid its way across a lunging tribal rhythm. The key difference between these tracks and past peak time offerings is the use of a vocal sample on the former and the icy, atmospheric synths that offset the latter's grainy intensity. O'Connor's desire to bring something new to hard techno is also audible on my favorite cuts here, Baptism and Purification, where hurtling, slamming rhythms underscore incessant vocal loops - like a precursor to Sims style cut-up application of funky vocals over tight Purpose Maker like beats. But none of the above cann prepare for the eerie ambience of both versions of Solution, where doomy vocals reek desperation and hopelessness, or On The Wheel, where spooky instrumental passages set the scene for some leftfield mood swings.

Stylish hard techno classic from Regis are dispersed throughout the shiny CD surface, and should be considered as a stunning example of his brutally aerobic style. Combining unrelenting pace with gloomy noise textured atmosphere, this is a definition of masochistic catharsis articulated by one of techno's most eloquent voices. Taking into consideration that this release is quite hard to get by these days, to the comfort of the hungry hunter, the vast majority of these tunes can be found on the "Regis 1999 - 2001" [DNRECD03] CD, which is the third installment documenting Karl O'Connor's development from harsh industrial techno into other forms of electronic music making.

To break it down to you in a vivid manner: this is an absolutely sick pack from hard techno legend Regis. This stuff's not for the faint hearted or those with a dicky disposition, hard techno from end-to-end with industrial interludes to break up the intensity. Proper dancing gear in full mass motion.