Rhyming In Fives ‘Hindsight’ interview


I asked Rhyming In Fives about his new Hindsight ep on Narratives.

R5: I’ve been producing under Rhyming in Fives for almost a year now, this is my debut release and I’m really excited that it’s forthcoming on Narratives.

DB: Where are you from?

R5: I live in the UK, not too far from Brighton.

DB: I imagine you with a big room of synths, is that the case?

R5: Not particularly no, I don’t own many hardware synths.

DB: It just feels like music where that would be the case: Tangerine Dream/Edgar Froese. Also big snowy houses, big cars, Euro countryside… shot on grainy film stock.

R5: Yeah 100%. Tangerine Dream in particular are a big influence.

DB: So what influences do you have?

R5: I’m influenced by a lot of different music but movie soundtracks have a big influence on me. I like to watch films and if a scene grabs me I’ll imagine I’m writing the score for it. It’s the same with art, a picture can influence a track heavily too. There are some guys who have just done the artwork for Ital Tek’s new album called Atelier Olschinsky – I love all their work but in particular their cityscapes. I have one hanging in my studio and I’ll never get bored of looking at it.

DB: So what artwork will accompany this?

R5: Artwork for releases has always been important for me, and I’m really pleased with the design for the Hindsight EP. It’s quite simple but really effective, the colours work really well and they aren’t in your face or anything. We wanted to have some strong colours in there without being neon-ridden and OTT.

DB: What inspired the video?

R5: Well I guess to a certain degree the music inspires it. I’d talked to Phil quite a lot about what we wanted from the video, and something that had a narrative was really important to us. We wanted the audio and visuals to complement each other, and I think the guys at Nasty Glitch did a great job of achieving that.

DB: What is a personal habit or favourite aspect of your production, something you come back to?

R5: My favorite tool in the production process is probably reverb, I have 2 reverbs that I love and I know them both really well in terms of how to get the space and effect I want. Reverb is a magical thing though, it can make anything flat and dull sound good.


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