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Rival Consoles


Fourth album from Leicester producer Ryan Lee West

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  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    Persona creates a space that is both introspective and inviting, an ambitious attempt to add to the canon of artistic endeavour that seeks to mine the personal and experiential to illuminate a more universal truth
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  2. 10.0 |   A.V. Club

    It leaves a deep psychic impression—a truly “arthouse” album that begs repeated revisiting, to explore its many conflicting faces
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  3. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Easily one of the most vivid and soul-stirring electronic albums of the year
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  4. 8.5 |   The 405

    One of his most evocative and ambitious so far
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  5. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Unequivocally his finest work to date
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  6. 8.0 |   Crack

    Without doubt his best yet
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  7. 8.0 |   music OMH

    This is a powerfully affecting release, one that cements Rival Consoles as one of the brightest jewels in the heavily studded Erased Tapes crown
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  8. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Tracks like "Unfolding," "Rest" and "Fragment" help draft up this affecting visage, as West allows rhythms to reveal themselves as the songs unravel
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  9. 7.6 |   Paste Magazine

    Personal points to a great direction in West’s run as Rival Consoles. He’s not quite to the final destination, but he’s well on his way
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  10. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A masterclass in modern electronic soundcraft that unveils new surprises at each listen
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  11. 7.0 |   All Music

    Another exquisite album of immaculately produced techno which strikingly examines abstract emotions
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  12. 7.0 |   Clash

    Cinematic in scope and delicately constructed, the album grows from warm, organic techno (‘Persona’) through ambient electronica (‘Dreamer’s Wake’) to the insistent synths, drums and drones of ‘Hidden’. Lovely stuff
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