First of, just want to thank you for participating in this edition of Infidel Interviews. Could you start off by giving a little information about you to the audience? Whatever you feel comfortable with, but name, age, and where you live would be pretty standard?
Hi! Thanks for the invitation. My name is Igor, I’m currently producing my one-man project called Ryderboy. Am 24 y o now, started to play music when was 12. Born and raised in Yekaterinburg, Russia and it’s also the place where I stay in present. It’s not as huge and famous as Moscow but it’s a beautiful town with its own features and atmosphere.
How do you enjoy where you live? Is there a vibrant music community where you are? Would you say you find that your local scene influences your attitude and/or creativity?
Actually I wouldn’t say so. I know many good local bands and musicians but my influences were always from the other places. Pretty far from it.
What do you see in the near, and far, future for your creative output?
I always try to think long-term when it comes to any project (honestly I had quite a lot but for some reasons they were closed). Ryderboy was developed mostly as a virtual project, I don’t have serious plans to play this music live (well, who knows), so in near future I want to start different collaborations with companies, brands, game and film makers to spread my music that way.
Do you consider yourself to be part of a particular sound or scene? What is your thoughts on the nature of genres and styles, and do you have any particular ones which you find to your enjoyment more, listening and/or production-wise?
You know it was always hard for me to define some particular genre for my music. Actually I just don’t care about it. I think somebody could describe my songs as IDM, synth pop or else, but I’d prefer ‘experimental’. Just because I always feel that I’m open to something new, something different.
Interview continues after the video and all further streaming content...
Would you say that your choice to pursue music has changed your life since you started? Would you say that creativity has evolved you spiritually, emotionally, or logically?
Yeah for sure! I can’t say that it has changed my life completely cause I loved music all the time as I remember and becoming a musician was a natural decision. Through years I found many friends in this sphere I now I realize that it gave me a lot of different experience. Although when I was a kid I defined myself mostly as an artist and I still really like to draw. Me and my wife work together as graphic designers and illustrators. But it’s all about creativity and expressing yourself anyway.
What would you say are your favorite themes and topics that inspire you to compose? What draws you to those themes?
Last time I find inspiration in extreme sports, mostly motorsports. I love racing, cars, motorcycles, all that stuff. The main thing is breaking the limits. Actually this is what all the sport is about. I deeply respect all the people who can force themselves to do crazy and beautiful things. Especially I love freestyle motocross. You have to be really tuff guy to do such things. But it’s not the only theme for me, I’m also interested in sci-fi and any futuristic concepts, it’s really exciting!
What would you say are your biggest influences when it comes to art and music? Are there any bands that you would say struck you with the chord that inspired you to peruse your current path of musical aspirations?