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Damnit this is nice!
Ryan Lee West reinforces his unique style of minimal electronic arrangements with a new 6-track EP – ‘Sonne’ will be released on 12” Vinyl and Download via Erased Tapes on September 15th, 2014

PRE-ORDER the 12”/DL via Erased Tapes: http://www.erasedtapes.com/store/index/ERATP059
PRE-ORDER the DL via iTunes and receive ‘3 Chords’ instantly: http://snip.ftpromo.net/sonne

Continuing on from his Odyssey EP released in 2013, Ryan Lee West aka Rival Consoles creates atmosphere and space whilst exploring waves of sound and rhythm, and the power of colour. With Sonne Ryan creates music to structure itself around a pulse, rather than the pulse being the defining point.

The title track begins with “a very subtle set of melodies that repeat almost without confidence, and then gradually give way to a huge collage of colour and power”, as Ryan describes it. Not relying on a conventional beat, it’s a prime example of how an analogue synthesiser can create the power and momentum of a rhythm section. From the distorted waves in 3 Chords, growing and shrinking, to the rhythmic waves of constant speeding up and then slowing down in Recovery, it’s the Moog Voyager, Prophet and tape delay that make up the core sound of the EP. Whilst tracks like Helios, Haunt and Think Tank see West play live drums and acoustic guitar.

“I’m often looking at art in exhibitions and I always think to myself ‘why the hell don’t I have this much colour in my work?’ The answer in part I think is down to synthesis. It is very difficult to create colour without it sounding plastic. Colour in music is both the note combinations and the actual timbre of the sounds. There are lots of instances of very colourful ambient sounds, which I took great care to create for each song, using various methods – from passing analogue synths through chains of effects to chopping up random sequences of recordings and forming tiny collages.” – Ryan Lee West

ABOUT THE ARTWORK:

Resembling the colour and vibrancy in his music, the cover art was created by South London artist Supermundane, who was also responsible for the artwork of the Odyssey EP.

TRACK LISTING:

A1. Sonne A2. 3 Chords A3. Helios B1. Haunt B2. Think Tank B3. Recovery

PRESS FOR ODYSSEY EP:

‘Glorious…unabashedly epic…’ – Dummy
‘Atmospheric synths swell victoriously’ – XLR8R
‘Rival Consoles, is the likes of Nils Frahm and Olafur Arnalds’ glitchy, electronic cousin’ 8/10 – The 405


ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Some might be surprised that London based electronic producer Ryan Lee West, the man behind Rival Consoles, shares a home with contemporary classical composers such as Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds and Peter Broderick. And yet they have a lot more in common than expected. Fascinated by sound from an early age, Ryan chose to dedicate his time to studying, experimenting with and producing sound graduating from De Montfort University in Leicester. One consistent element in his musical journey has been his desire to create a more organic, humanised sound. Ryan often drafts early ideas on piano, violin and guitar, although the end result is much more electronic-laden. As an accomplished sound designer he has repeatedly performed at the Tate, and recently created a bespoke audio-visual performance for Boiler Room at the V&A. Ryan is currently composing music for a soon to be announced BBC production.

LIVE:

After supporting Luke Abbott on his recent UK tour and I Break Horses on their North American tour in spring, Ryan will debut his new live set with a special release show in London, followed by a string of West Coast U.S. dates culminating in Decibel Festival in late September – more details to be announced soon.

OFFICIAL WEBSITES: www.facebook.com/rivalconsoles · www.erasedtapes.com

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Jul 15
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Builders Arms Coaster

Builders Arms Coaster

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Jul 08
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I must have this

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A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN - ‘ATOMOS VII’
This is soooo great! Pretty expensive to buy though

12”/digital out on Erased Tapes/Kranky (US) on April 28, 2013

PRE-ORDER:
http://www.erasedtapes.com/store/index/ERATP056 (worldwide excl. North America)
http://www.kranky.net (North America)
http://www.awvfts.com (band shop)

Erased Tapes and Kranky are pleased to announce the release of A Winged Victory for the Sullen’s ’ATOMOS VII’. April 28 sees the first installment leading up to the release of the second full length studio album ‘ATOMOS’, and score for choreographer Wayne McGregor’s long form dance piece. 

McGregor was heavily influenced by the duo’s 2011 self-titled debut, playing it repeatedly during practices with his core group of dancers. After noticing the group’s reaction with the music, he contacted Adam & Dustin to see if they could write the score for his new oeuvre. 

The duo recorded more than sixty minutes of music over a four month period during the summer of 2013 in Brussels, Berlin and Reykjavik with the help of their longtime collaborative sound engineer Francesco Donadello. This EP also sees the involvement of Ben Frost, who composed the music for McGregor’s previous work ‘Far’.

McGregor, mastermind behind the Random Dance Company and resident choreographer at the Royal Ballet since 2006, is known in popular culture circles for serving as movement director for the film ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’. He has also choreographed the Radiohead video ‘Lotus Flower’ and ‘Ingenue’ by Atoms for Peace.

“While we were re-amping guitars at Greenhouse studios, Ben expressed interest and admiration in the sounds we had created. We were planning for the B-side to be a metamorphosis of part VII, and Ben seemed the obvious choice. With the multi-tracks transformed, it follows a trajectory that we had not felt comfortable with before. But with Ben’s involvement and influence, it was a painless entrance to this crooked, distorted world.” - Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie

“We never imagined 2013 would be such an explosively creative year. The first record took us 2 years from start to finish, but in the micro span of time over last summer we were able to change the formula for the way we write, record, and let go. It was incredibly liberating.” - Dustin O’Halloran

‘A surprisingly emotional score’ ★★★★ The Telegraph
‘Intense, reflective, occasionally threatening and wholly enveloping’ ★★★★ Times

TRACK LISTING:

A1 Atomos VII - taken from the upcoming full length album ATOMOS
A2 Minuet For A Cheap Piano Number One - outtake from debut album sessions
B1 Atomos VII (Greenhouse Re-Interpretation) - with Ben Frost

LIVE DATES:

24.05. KORTRIJK (BE) – Festival van Vlaanderen Kortrijk
29.05. BARCELONA (ES) - Primavera Sound
20.10. LONDON (UK) - Milton Court (Barbican)
25.10. ANTWERP (BE) – De Roma

awvfts.com · erasedtapes.com · kranky.net

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Jul 05
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Jul 04
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My sausages

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Jul 02
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carre-blanc:

Anish Kapoor, “Blind” (2013).

carre-blanc:

Anish Kapoor, “Blind” (2013).

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Jun 08
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Decent Finnish stoner folk

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Jun 07
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designboom:

glass tea house mondrian pavilion by hiroshi sugimoto opens for venice biennale of architectureall images © hiroshi sugimoto+new material research laboratory.
courtesy of le stanze del vetro (fondazione giorgio cini and pentagram stiftung)

get a new perspective of the glass tea pavilion here.

I could live in that

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Jun 05
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slantedperceptions:

'Une histoire ultra-condensée de l'ère postindustrielle', 2012, resin, fiberglass, dyes, metallic powder, iridescent powder, 164 x 58 x 13 cm
Pierre Vadi 

slantedperceptions:

'Une histoire ultra-condensée de l'ère postindustrielle', 2012, resin, fiberglass, dyes, metallic powder, iridescent powder, 164 x 58 x 13 cm

Pierre Vadi 

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Jun 04
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rosswolfe:

El Lissitzky, perspective drawing for a horizontal skyscraper in Nikitsky Square, Moscow (1925). via Lissitzky, Wolkenbügel (1924)


El Lissitzky you bloody genius

rosswolfe:

El Lissitzky, perspective drawing for a horizontal skyscraper in Nikitsky Square, Moscow (1925).
via Lissitzky, Wolkenbügel (1924)

El Lissitzky you bloody genius

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Jun 03
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Oh tilliander…

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Outstanding skull painting stop motion video

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May 31
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