Scott Ryser ‎– Flying Away

Scott Ryser and his partner & wife, Rachel Webber, were the principal, songwriters, synth players, singers and filmmakers for the UNITS. The UNITS were one of America’s first electronic new wave bands and have been cited along with The Screamers and Suicide as pioneers of the music genre “synthpunk”. Scott & Rachel moved from SF to NYC in 1984 where Scott continues to make music & film.

Scott: “Flying Away” is a collection of song ideas I’ve been slowly working on ever since the UNITS broke up. That’s why the album sounds a bit like an old ‘80’s synth record at times. I stepped up the pace recently with the invaluable help and collaboration of Kit Watson in order to get the album out. Throughout the process of writing these songs I kept asking myself the same thing I did while writing songs for the UNITS, How can I make it sound original? Like something someone else hasn’t done yet. I also stayed true to my roots and kept it all synthesizers and drums (except for Blaine’s excellent violin solo on “Society For Two”).

LP / Digital Album

Posted on April 20th, 2020 under Releases, ,