Meet Raycord. a Canadian composer, who is releasing his new album Ruban-Ruban on Phonosaurus Records. What makes Raycord’s sound so unique is his fascination with analog machines. In the process of his album he re-recorded his tracks on open reel tapes in order tbe able to make changes to the speed and to inverse sounds. Sure, you can do that on your laptop as well, but the results of his analog experiments pay off.
Ruban-Ruban is a musical experimentation and will be available on September 12th from iTunes, Amazon, Phonosaurus Records and many more.
We caught up with Raycord recently and what he’s up to…
What’s a typical day in your life like right now?
Coffee, listen music, coffee, go swimming, making music.
What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
I’ve never did a show yet. I focus on my albums and I am not realy a performer. But I like to see concert. I saw Colin Stetson solo this summer with his saxophone at Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. It was really impressive. I also saw some very interesting shows at Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville. But I can not say my best…
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
So many artists that I would like to collaborate. I realy like Boards of Canada sound, or Aphex Twin in my dream. I would like to make music with Berry Weight eventually.
How important is technology to your creative process?
I love gears! I use a good sound card, good speakers for mixing, a fat preamp for recording my instruments with great color sound. I realy like the old technology too. Like tape machine recorder for playing with speed and reverse.
Your favourite new producer/artist in 2012 and why?
Tim Hecker with his new album Revedeath, 1972. I love all his albums, and particularly this album. Made with real instruments like piano and organ. Beautiful electro glitch sounds too.
What’s the strangest thing a fan has ever said to you?
“I make love on your music”. It’s not realy strange but I like it.
One thing that you hate about a night out in your hometown?
Not sleeping in my bed.
What do you associate with Brooklyn?
Good music, creativity place.
Any new projects or releases on the horizon?
My new album Ruban-Ruban will drop the 12th of September on Phonosaurus Records. And my first album L’hiver Blanc will possibly be reissue this winter on Phonosaurus Records.