Boomkat Product Review:
Gobsmacking industrial and dark ambient reworks of Aussie post punks My Disco by Regis and Lustmord...
Unfeasibly tight, cultishly adored Aussie post-punk trio, My Disco take a proper pasting from Regis and Lustmord in stupendous remixes of Our Decade and 1991 from their Severe LP for Temporary Residence; the latest in a string of killers from Downwards in 2016 including EPs from JK Flesh, Simon Shreeve, and Dva Damas.
Hammering motorik rhythms with mathematic precision since 2003, My Disco arguably broached a wider consciousness with their 3rd LP, Little Joy for Temporary Residence in 2010. The group’s 4th LP Severe was issued to underground acclaim in 2015, providing a shocking reminder of the trio’s minimalist tension and vitality, and bearing strong material that well warrants these killer remixes from Regis and Lustmord.
Taking on Our Decade, Regis masterfully eviscerates the original’s drawling gothic vox in favour of white hot sheets of processed, coruscating guitar whilst the groove is brought right upfront with a clattering swagger that’s gagging for the dance.
On the flip, Lustmord isn’t up for playing around with his take on 1991, submitting a gravely greyscale and super wide overhaul perfused with curdled vocals and stark drums like something out of a Scott Walker storyboard.
It’s hard to deny that these are remarkable pieces of work, rendering Lustmord’s best outing since The Word As Power, and quite possibly providing a hint of where Regis is headed on his long-rumoured LP for Blackest Ever Black.