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Erased Tapes artist Rival Consoles – 1985

UK electronic artist Rival Consoles aka Ryan Lee West “1985” off his debut, IO, out this week on Erased Tapes (Ólafur Arnalds, Peter Broderick).

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RC’s influences range from Claude Debussy to Autechre and Daft Punk. Besides touring extensively, he has performed several times at the Tate Britain Museum in London, where he’s drawn over 2000 visitors “using self-created sound manipulation tools in MAX/MSP and Super Collider.” He’s also collaborated with NY-based composer Nico Muhly, known for scoring the Oscar-nominated The Reader and working with Björk and The National. Icelandic artist Ólafur Arnalds is also a big fan of West’s work and asked him to be part of a new minimal techno side project KIASMOS.

‘West’s Rival Consoles project revives the schism between the commercial house music of suburban hell-holes and the perverted beats of electronica’s golden boys. A massive slice of jagged grandiosity… ‘IO’ is a party record even snobs can enjoy.’ (7/10) – NME

‘If you miss the Aphex Twin who wrote songs that lit up warehouse raves at 3 a.m. but still tied your brain into knots, do yourself a favor and check out Rival Consoles. Ryan Lee West is a nascent IDM hero on IO.’ (9/10) – XLR8R

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