R.Missing returns, and they do it with their latest work: ‘Placelessness and Saturnining’ with versions of @pilotpriest and @thefield_axel – Available January 7, 2022
R.Missing leaves nothing behind and confirms the mission that electronic music has always had: to play with the present and move towards the unknown, beyond entertainment. The result is a work as experimental as it is intense and addictive, which takes over oneself like sweet poison, while progressively transporting us, as few producers with a certain fluidity are willing to do. We do not know what the future holds, but we do know that this record is testimony to a turbulent and uncertain present, which will remain in our memory forever. For records like this, we can continue to fight for a better future.
We have had the pleasure of speaking with R.Missing and this has been the result.
What was the first thing that attracted you to the world of electronic music?
I appreciate oddments and bits and pieces, never intact worlds.
Do you remember any album or concert that has changed everything?
Certainly not. Many elements are constant, persistent, obstinate, perhaps never-ending. Nothing has changed everything.
Since you got into this professionally, what did you miss the most nationally, internationally and on the contrary, what helped you the most to grow, even to believe in yourself?
I miss nothing as nothing has been optimal. I don’t necessarily have to grow or believe in anything. I like to decamp.
How is the music scene living in your city with this murky pandemic situation?
Muted, particular, sometimes arrogant.
What are your favorite places to hang out in the city?
Metropolitan parks. The kinds that have tunnel arches and wrought iron benches.
Have you had time to focus on making music, spending time with your family, or planning future projects?
There is always time for tomorrow.
How was your last project born: «Placelessness and Saturnining»?
Let’s suppose it has always been alive without being active. The feeling is current, but not new.
What do you want to convey in this work? What is the concept behind?
The nonappearance of attachments, materials, bric-à-brac.
As for your studio, what is your setup currently made of?
Light and mobile. Laptop, audio interface, small speakers, headphones, some MIDI controllers and as ITB as possible. Always trying to make the setup smaller. Minimal is the way.
What’s the one team you’ll never get rid of, no matter what?
I’m not one to rule out radical changes.
What would you say is the definition of your sound?
An outlying location.
What was the last record store you visited and what did you get out there?
Maybe Lost Things Discos y Libros, and nothing at all as usual.