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Rival Consoles – Articulation

Articulation is a new six track album by Rival Consoles (aka Ryan Lee West), and follows on from the (third) single release from the album Sudden Awareness of Now a couple of weeks ago.

The Album was conceived visually and inspired by graphic scores utilized by composers such as Stockhausen, John Cage and Ligeti (who inspired the name of the album.

Ryan has published on his website a selection of drawings and diagrams that show his thought process and offline workings that go into making Articulation. You can see a couple of these below…

Musically, Articulation show’s Ryan in great form, from the techno styled opener Vibrations on a String, to the more laid back Melodia, featuring ambient sounds, electric piano textures and stuttering string effects.

Normal service is resumed with the spacey title track Articulation, and the epic closer of the album Sudden Awareness of Now.

Articulations is released by the fantastic Erased Tapes label. You can listen to it on Spotify below…