Album artwork for IO by Rival Consoles

This is the highly-anticipated debut full-length release by UK-based electro-genius Ryan Lee West aka Rival Consoles — a youthful purveyor of intelligent dance music. After releasing four previous EPs on Erased Tapes, he has crafted an electronic record to transcend the discerning and flirt a little with current club culture, while also attempting to humanize and at the same time, emphasize, entirely computerized sounds that defy categorization. Rival Consoles combines a clever and complex mix of hard-hitting beats with catchy acid melodies. Or as he describes it in his own words: "Rival Consoles is a musical project where I take ideas which are cheap and processed, and combine them with rich, unpredictable patterns — resulting in music which appears commercial yet typically against commercial music at the same time." Earlier EP releases clearly define his progression, from The Decadent EP and the 7" Helvetica, where instead of X-Box vs. Playstation, classical theory meets dance. There is more to this freshly-graduated artist than meets the eye, for those not content with 4/4 beat dancefloor stormers; West is fast establishing himself as both an accomplished sound designer and programmer. Full of blippy arcade sounds, dub echoes, acidic whines, glitched beats, pops, zigzags and clatters, IO is a panoply of sound that is meticulously constructed and purposeful. It will be impossible to keep this off the dancefloor.

Rival Consoles

IO

Erased Tapes
Album artwork for IO by Rival Consoles
CD

$10.99

CD

Released 03/21/2011Catalog Number

ERATP 016CD

Rival Consoles

IO

Erased Tapes
Album artwork for IO by Rival Consoles
CD

$10.99

CD

Released 03/21/2011Catalog Number

ERATP 016CD

This is the highly-anticipated debut full-length release by UK-based electro-genius Ryan Lee West aka Rival Consoles — a youthful purveyor of intelligent dance music. After releasing four previous EPs on Erased Tapes, he has crafted an electronic record to transcend the discerning and flirt a little with current club culture, while also attempting to humanize and at the same time, emphasize, entirely computerized sounds that defy categorization. Rival Consoles combines a clever and complex mix of hard-hitting beats with catchy acid melodies. Or as he describes it in his own words: "Rival Consoles is a musical project where I take ideas which are cheap and processed, and combine them with rich, unpredictable patterns — resulting in music which appears commercial yet typically against commercial music at the same time." Earlier EP releases clearly define his progression, from The Decadent EP and the 7" Helvetica, where instead of X-Box vs. Playstation, classical theory meets dance. There is more to this freshly-graduated artist than meets the eye, for those not content with 4/4 beat dancefloor stormers; West is fast establishing himself as both an accomplished sound designer and programmer. Full of blippy arcade sounds, dub echoes, acidic whines, glitched beats, pops, zigzags and clatters, IO is a panoply of sound that is meticulously constructed and purposeful. It will be impossible to keep this off the dancefloor.