Published Sep 11, 2014London-based producer Ryan Lee West composes ideas on piano, violin and guitar, but his work as Rival Consoles is definitively electronic. He's performed at the Tate Modern and remixed artists like Nico Muhly and Jon Hopkins, but the spotlight is all on him in a new video.
The short documentary-style film clip features West talking about his work as Rival Consoles and what electronic music means as an art form. According to a press release, "the film explores the relationship between the performer and his surroundings, and the difference between composing in the studio and playing live."
It was commissioned by Erased Tapes Records, directed by Peter Crosby and filmed during a performance at Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn. Give it a watch below.
Rival Consoles will release the new six-track Sonne effort on 12-inch and digitally on September 15 via Erased Tapes. You can sample the release and order it over here. He also has a few West Coast U.S. dates coming up, and you can see those below as well.
09/24 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
09/25 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
09/27 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
09/28 Seattle, WA - Decibel Festival