Reznyck is a French Synthwave Darksynth producer. He has recently self-released French Erections, an 8 track LP. We took the occasion to ask him a few questions.
Check out the interview!
Headphones For Robots: Who is Reznyck? Where do you come from? Where do you live?
Reznyck: Hey! I’m a french dude (again) doing hard synth music since 2012. Living most of the time on the road. Not often at home.
HFR: How did you start making music? Could you tell us a bit about your influences? If you had to give only two names, one of electronic music and one non-electronic:
R: I started Reznyck in 2012, but before that, i spent 10 years in a noise hardcore band as a guitar player. Regarding influences… hummm… I would say Depeche Mode and Joe D’Amato.
HFR: You have just released French Erections, an 8 track EP. What makes French erections different from any other erection?
R: aha, first, it’s an LP not EP! It was hard enough to finish this album. About French Erections, I would say…. don’t expect a happy ending.
HFR: How did you approach writing the songs for this album?
R: As usual, maximum one day per track, writing on instinct, not thinking about details etc…just doing something wild, and i wanted to keep the “emergency/urgent” feeling from the process, in the music. Really in the punk way to be honest.
HFR: Do you play video games? Which one had an impact on you and your music?
R: I like it, but I have no time to play. I’m really busy usually. But I’m old enough, I was here when the NES was released.. So i would say Super Mario / GoldenEye / GTA 3 / GTA Vice City / Uncharted 2, 3, 4.
HFR: Could you tell us a bit about your “go to” equipment? What do you use when writing a song and which are your favorite instruments? Do you prefer Software or Hardware?
R: Humm it depends, on other projects I use hardware. But for Reznyck, it’s only software. Arturia / Ableton, most of the time. Minimoog stays one of my favorite. Harp 2600 emulation too, but I try to keep it simple as much as possible.
HFR: What does attract you in the old porn imaging? Aren’t you afraid to be mistaken for a pervert (if you’re not one)?
R: Everybody is a pervert… or at least a liar..or someone in deny. Then, Synthwave is just a poor rip off music from porn movies from the 80s… The best synth music was in old porn movies. There is also a name for that style, Porn Groove. And I’m not a huge fan of horror movies… so you know..I just kept it simple and logical… Synth = porn..let’s do this.
HFR: Do you have a mantra?
HFR: Will you play your new album live? Do you have other projects?
R: Yes I will. I’m thinking to make a full punk band. I already hired the 2 worst scumbags on earth, the worst Filthy bastards, one of them is GG Allintronic. Don’t expect a clean and well-produced gig. That will be a giant mess totally not under control. But really excited to play live yeah. That will be the wildest un-professional experience ever. I also play in OddZoo, just released on Blood Music.
HFR: Last words?
R: I have a boner just right now.