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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 hasfinally released her debut solo album "Theme from an Imaginary Slasher" on Glenn Branca's SYSTEMS NEUTRALIZERS label, 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. She was named by Brad Cohan of the New York Observer one of the 15 Best Metal Bands in NYC.


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 the OFF Festival in Katowice, Poland on August 3, 2014, at Brooklyn's National Sawdust with Stephen Omalley of Sun O))) on October 25, 2015 during their opening month and with Krallice at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn on July 31, 2016. Animated shorts she has created featuring her music and original artwork will be featured on The BJ Rubin Show on MNN in 2017.


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, recently released on CD by Atavistic Records 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 "Symphony No. 16 (Orgasm)" for 100 Guitars in Paris in February 2015. In 2016 she was a featured player in Branca's "Third Ascension" at The Kitchen in New York in February and and at Roulette in Brooklyn in October 2016. In May of 2016 she participated in a performance of Branca's Symphonies 8, 10 and 12 with an all-star ensemble as part of the Red Bull Music Academy New York Festival 2016.


She was the guitarist, composer and founder of the NYC-based angular experimental band THE PARANOID CRITICAL REVOLUTION from 2005-2014. The band released 3 recordings on SYSTEMS NEUTRALIZERS - "Crimson Canvas" (2013), "Euphobia" (2010) and "Death of the Cool" (2007) The band played in the US and Europe 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.


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.

 

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