London-based musician and producer Ryan Lee West, aka Rival Consoles, is back with the euphoric, pulsating title track to his upcoming record Now Is — bursting into colour like the appearance of the summer sun.
Now Is marks a new chapter in an ongoing quest for refinement and evolution. More playful and melodic, the album draws from much experimentation in minimalist songwriting and seamlessly blends synthesisers and acoustic instruments.
“There are some pieces that are influenced quite strongly by the isolation and anxiety of these times. There are also pieces which are more optimistic and vibrant, which I think is a consistent attitude of my records, as I want art to express many aspects of life.”
Rival Consoles is set to appear live at festivals this month, with headline shows expected to follow around the album release in the autumn.
· stream & download the title track
· pre-order Now Is on LP · CD · DL