Ryan Lee West, the man behind Rival Consoles, shares a home with contemporary classical composers such as Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds and Peter Broderick. And yet they have a lot more in common than expected. 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 Leicester. West often composes early ideas on piano, violin and guitar, although the end result is much more electronic-laden. As an accomplished sound designer he has repeatedly performed at the Tate, and recently created a bespoke audio-visual performance for Boiler Room at the V&A.
On Saturday Inverted Audio partner Superstition join forces with Erased Tapes to celebrate the release of Kiasmos’s self-titled album at Village Underground with a special live visual show featuring support from Rival Consoles, Dauwd and Luka.
**ALBUM STREAM** – Any fan of the emotional electronica manifesto that Jon Hopkins laid out with Immunity will find themselves at home here and such lofty comparisons can never be misconstrued as an underachievement.