Consisting of the hauntingly beautiful vocal talents of New-Yorker Sharon Shy and scenic electronics of musician Henry Frost, R.Missing is a force that is making headway in the wave community. Their previous EP Crimeless via Sugarcane Recordings is somewhat otherworldly and transformative in texture and mood. The EP features electronic group GusGus and synth-wave duo The KVB. R.Missing have announced this past month that they will be releasing a double single titled ‘Placelessness and Saturnining’ via Sugarcane Recordings. The single has also been released with official remixes from Pilotpriest and The Field. We had the chance to chat with Sharon Shy about R.Missing’s forthcoming endeavours and thoughts about the music genre below.
What was your first entry into music appreciation? And music production?
Appreciation is not the word. The catalyst was dissatisfaction, not appreciation.
How did R.Missing form, and decide they wanted to create darkwave music?
The effect of a short discussion about compossibility. Any genres are concomitants.
What led you to the styles and sounds you work with today?
Once more, dissatisfaction. Skylines. Wall cladding.
What key pieces of gear/software are you using to define your sound?
Ableton / Bitwig / Midi Fighter Twister.
How has your arsenal of equipment changed since you first started?
Never had much of an arsenal, but lighter and lighter is the trend.
What inspires you outside of music?
Farawayness, always. Today, one sentence in Night Games. Tomorrow, probably nothing.
Your double single release ‘Placelessness and Saturnining’ has been remixed by the likes of Pilotpriest and The Field. How did you guys end up collaborating?
We were fortunate to be introduced by Sugarcane Recordings. Both are brilliant artists.
When you compose and produce tracks, do you make music for yourself or do you make it with others in mind?
What is the best or strangest reaction you’ve had to your music this far?
Few things are best or strange on this planet or anywhere, and I don’t notice reactions.
What is your opinion on the ever-expanding genre tree? How do you navigate categorizing your creative output?
Genres more often than not feel superfluous and kitsch. Nonparticipation is the way.
Do you consider the Internet and social media as fundamental in building a career in music today, and what is your personal relationship with the new technology at hand?
Most likely. I hear all of the alerts and the bell sounds day and night.
What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects or releases in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?
Longer meridional walks.
Your previous single release ‘Kelly Was a Philistine’ has been streamed over 200,000 times on Spotify. How do you feel about this milestone?
R. Missing has been described as an entity, this sounds ominous and mysterious. Can you please elaborate?
‘Empire’ may be more ominous and mysterious.
‘Placelessness’ and ‘Saturnining’ feature on the Spotify playlist SYNTHWAVE_GROUND.fm