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“Beautiful synth and melody from the start, whole atmosphere builds perfectly, layers of electronic sound in harmony, just amazing. Slow arrangement is maybe I like the most, sound by sound, no rushing it, pulling you in note after note.”

-Nagamag.com

Building on his reputation for driving, experimental electronic music that makes synthesisers sound human, Ryan Lee West aka Rival Consoles expands on his consistent desire to create a more organic, living sound, seeing him forming pieces that capture a sense of songwriting behind the machines.

‘Running’ is a piece of music the London-based producer had been trying to create for many years despite the simplicity of the track.

“I am very into classical music and the kind of structures and ideas they often use, and love the works which take a single melodic idea and create multiple variations from it. That is what I tried to do with this piece, where every single thing is a variation on the opening ten second theme. I spent over one year exploring a huge amount of variations from light to very heavy. Over much time I ended up being more inspired by the subtler, gentler variations, which allow the idea to breathe, which is a theme on this record.”
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Reviewed by Nagamag on 
September 28, 2022

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