VR SUNSET

Reggie Clark all instruments and production

Live Members Jimmy Ciambor – Bass , Dylan Marki – Drums

Years Active 2019 – present

Releases “Artifact” LP Jan. 2019, “Out of the Night” Single Oct. 2019

Current Album on Repeat “Something/Anything?” by Todd Rundgren

Favorite Venue to Perform Mohawk Place.  A lot of great memories and performances there.

Best Wings in Buffalo I’ve always been a fan of Bar Bill’s wings.  Maybe that’s technically an East Aurora spot, but the presentation, sauces, and blue cheese speak for themselves.

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How did the project get started?

Around 2014, I was hanging with Nathan Zak (drummer of Planet Three) and he introduced me to Vaporwave.  I immediately became infatuated with the reverberated, dreamlike samples and synthesizers they were using. I bought some old synthesizers and challenged myself to write songs very quickly.  10 songs later, I had an albums worth of material that I felt comfortable enough to share with everybody.

Are you working on anything new at the moment?

I’ve got album number two in the works right now.  I’d say that it’s close to completion, but I said the same thing many years ago about the first one, so we’ll see what happens. I also have a new Planet Three (my other band) EP in the works.  I love working on projects more than releasing them.

What would you consider your best local show experience?

Lesionread shows are easily some of the best local shows to experience.  I might be biased in saying that because I was a live bassist, and briefly assisted, in the project.  The show existed before and after my tenure.  It’s always been outstanding.  It’s like a nightmare disguised as a birthday party.

Anyone you’d like to collaborate with?

I always drop hints and jokes of collaboration with Humble Braggers. We both share the love of Tears For Fears and catchy synth pop. I like to imagine chaining all of our synthesizers together and seeing what the result would be.

What has your recording experience been like?

I really like to get the bulk of recording done at home, and then I usually wrap up everything else in the studio.  When I go into the studio, I get really cheesed out from being around all that fine gear that I can’t afford.  I don’t think I’d get anything done with all of that at my disposal.  My limitations at home are what fuel my creativity.  Although, it is very important to have an extra set of ears on a record.  I prefer to let someone else handle the mixing and mastering.

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*Interview with Reggie Clark


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