Building on his reputation for driving, experimental electronic music that makes synthesisers sound human, Ryan Lee West aka Rival Consoles expands on his consistent desire to create a more organic, living sound, seeing him forming pieces that capture a sense of songwriting behind the machines.
Running is a piece of music the London-based producer had been trying to create for many years despite the simplicity of the track.
“I am very into classical music and the kind of structures and ideas they often use, and love the works which take a single melodic idea and create multiple variations from it. That is what I tried to do with this piece, where every single thing is a variation on the opening ten second theme. I spent over one year exploring a huge amount of variations from light to very heavy. Over much time I ended up being more inspired by the subtler, gentler variations, which allow the idea to breathe, which is a theme on this record.”
Now Is will be released October 14 on Erased Tapes.
The album release will be followed by a European festival tour, which sees him appear at the Erased Tapes 十五 15th Anniversary Festivals at Printworks London, Betonhalle Berlin and Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry, followed by a UK headline tour.
14.10. Caldaro (IT) — Kaltern Pop Festival
30.10. Berlin (DE) — Betonhalle
05.11. London (UK) — Printworks
11.11. Utrecht (NL) — Le Guess Who? Festival
20.11. Warwick (UK) — Warwick Arts Centre
22.11. Leeds (UK) — Belgrave Music Hall
23.11. Manchester (UK) — The White Hotel
24.11. Edinburgh (UK) — Summerhall
27.11. Norwich (UK) — Norwich Arts Centre
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