Rival Consoles

PopGun Presents

Rival Consoles

Time Wharp

May 12

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 10:30 pm)

Elsewhere - Zone One

Brooklyn, NY

$12 / $15

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This event is 16 and over

Rival Consoles
Rival Consoles
London-based producer Ryan Lee West, better known under the name Rival Consoles, is notable for making synthesizers sound human and atmospheric. With the release of his ‘Odyssey’ and ‘Sonne’ EPs, West has gained a reputation for making thoughtful electronica that spans a wide spectrum of musical ideas. Foremost a guitarist, growing up listening to rock rather than club music, his new studio album ‘Howl’ sees West strive towards finding a more personal balance between music for home listening and larger spaces.

It’s rarely reported that Rival Consoles was Erased Tapes’ very first signing, with a CDR of early demos under the name Aparatec that inspired founder Robert Raths to start the label. Indeed West has more in common with his contemporaries Nils Frahm and Peter Broderick than some might think. His consistent desire to create a more organic, humanized sound sees West often draft early ideas on traditional, acoustic instruments like the guitar or the piano; forming pieces that capture a sense of songwriting behind the electronics.

Fascinated by sound from an early age, Ryan chose to dedicate his time to studying, experimenting with and producing sound, graduating from De Montfort University in his hometown Leicester. Having repeatedly performed at such prestigious venues as the Tate, and having created a bespoke audio-visual performance for Boiler Room at the V&A Museum, the blueprint for West’s current live A/V show was formed. Featuring self-programmed visuals in Max/MSP has earned him appearances at music festivals around the world including Mutek, Decibel, Big Ears and Berghain’s Pop-Kultur Festival, as well as tours in support of Clark, Nosaj Thing, Luke Abbott and Kiasmos.

After finishing last year with main stage appearances at Mutek in Colombia and Mexico, spring 2016 will see West bring his unique live A/V show to North America for a string of headline shows between Further Future, FORM and Moog Fest.
Time Wharp
Time Wharp
Here's another pleasantly disorienting number from adventurous Atlanta beat-maker Patrick Loggins, aka Time Wharp. Built on a series of ridiculously over-the-top sawtooth waves, a stumbling drum kit, and a sonically abused jazz chord progression, "Cuspcake" is psychedelic lounge music, somewhere between Animal Collective and UK bass/dubstep producers like Velour or Optimum. --Noam Klar, Don't Die Wondering
Venue Information:
Elsewhere - Zone One
599 Johnson Ave.
Brooklyn, NY, 11237
http://www.elsewherebrooklyn.com/