Nov 10, 2019
Rhys Fulber's CV is pretty amazing: from his work with Front Line Assembly, Delirium, Intermix (these all with Bill Leeb), production and programming work with everyone from Fear Factory to Josh Groban, and solo recordings and performances - he's got a full platter. His most recent release - Ostalgia - is an almost perfect synthesis of old-school EBM and brittle-edge LA techno, and it's been banging around the house for the last few weeks on heavy rotation.
In talking with Rhys, it turns out he's just an incredibly nice guy as well - he feels so lucky to have had the opportunities that he's had, and frame his career as being 'in the right place at the right time'. Of course, a big part of it is Rhys' willingness to be a hard worker and follow-through guy, and the breadth of his work is an indication of how respected he is in the industry.
I was able to catch up with him on a drive into LA (hands-free!), and it was great to learn most about his history in Vancouver, how he got involved in remixing and production, and his current efforts in bringing his unique sound to music and performance.
This was such a fun talk, and I hope that it helps reveal more about the Vancouver scene, Rhys' personal work and the current music industry. Enjoy!