Rival Consoles Announces Mini-Lp ‘Night Melody’
London-based electronic songwriter Ryan Lee West aka Rival Consoles is to release his most personal work to date in the form of a mini-album titled ‘Night Melody’. During the release of his acclaimed full-length album ‘Howl’ and heavy touring in late 2015, Ryan came out of a 13-year long relationship and found himself making music throughout the winter months. The resulting six-tracker is said to be influenced by those long nights, with a nocturnal and mysterious, early hours sound. Ryan says: "After playing it around some of the cities, I got a lot of inspiration to bring it to life and push it into something that really moves me. I think this is one of my most colourful pieces of music, with its driving rhythm and almost a homage to Terry Riley’s ‘In C’ towards the end, with a build of very simple, hypnotic parts. I especially love that for over five minutes the piece is tied to just one note. This makes the ending very dramatic, because all of a sudden there is this harmonic change.” This summer will also see Ryan follow on from his recent North American Tour with the appearance at festivals including Lovebox, Secret Garden Party and La Route Du Rock.
Rival Consoles – Night Melody is released on Erased Tapes on 5th August 2016 and can be pre-ordered HERE.