Ryvage means ‘shore’, and has been the moniker for the musical explorations of electronic musician and producer Samuel Reinard since 2017. Driven by his love of contrasts and produced in isolation, Reinard’s synth-driven electro-pop, and its visual incarnations, are a reflection of his personal obsessions, spanning 80s sci-fi movie soundtracks, industrial electronica, electro-pop in the vein of early The Knife, immersive installation art and echoes of French literature.
The name ryvage (pronounce revaj) says it all, according to Reinard: “My homebase Luxembourg is landlocked. It can be claustrophobic to live in such a small country. To me, making music is like driving to the sea, sitting at the shore and contemplating the horizon. It is a safe and beautiful place where you can be in the moment and let your imagination go wild. I also like the idea of being on the threshold of two worlds or elements. The Pythagorean y, replacing the i in ryvage, reflects this inherent duality of our existence. Ryvage oscillates around contrasts, change and escapism”.