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RIVAL CONSOLES – KID VELO
The New Album. Released Track by Track, Week after Week.
ABOUT THIS ALBUM VIRAL CAMPAIGN:
London-based purveyor of intelligent dance music Ryan L. West aka RIVAL CONSOLES returns with his sophomore album KID VELO, released track by track over the course of 11 weeks. Every Monday will see a new album track being streamed exclusively from just one online portal connected to one exclusive online store, before going global on Fridays.
‘With brains supposedly adapting to online networks and attention spans reduced to 140 characters at a time, this is bite-sized music for a bite-sized world.’
– Robert Raths, founder of Erased Tapes Records
'I like them all actually, they are all different. Stand out tunes are S.P.K.R.S. and I Left The Party .. and I love the Insides remix he did for Jon Hopkins'
– Rob Booth, Electronic Explorations
The campaign kicked off on April 11 and will cumulate in the official album release on June 27, 2011.
The album launch will be celebrated with a London show on June 23 at The Nest in Dalston w/Frog Pocket + Deadfader
Ticket Link: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=444497&interface
WHAT HAPPENED SO FAR:
TRACK 1: KID VELO – EXCLUSIVE STREAM via Drowned In Sound on April 11:
'There are a few labels which you can just trust. Erased Tapes is possibly one of them. One of their lot in Rival Consoles is doing something relatively novel and streaming a new track from his forthcoming record Kid Velo in various places across the internet over the next 11 weeks. We've got the VERY FIRST track and it's actually really, really good' – Drowned In Sound
TRACK 2: INTO THE HEART I – EXCLUSIVE STREAM via The Line Of Best Fit on April 18:
'Rival Consoles is the geekiest band name of all time. It is lucky, then, that the music is so consistently entertaining. His second album, Kid Velo, is being released one track at a time over the course of 11 weeks, courtesy of TLOBF favourites Erased Tapes. We are very happy to have ‘Into The Heart’, the second track from that record, as today’s exclusive Song Of The Day' – The Line Of Best Fit
'Exuberant electro burner' – Boomkat
TRACK 3: S.P.K.R.S – EXCLUSIVE STREAM via The 405 on April 26:
'It's bloody HUGE. Can you imagine hearing this at full blast? It's so intense it would probably blow your eyebrows off' – The 405
ABOUT TRACK 4: AMIGA
Influenced by 80s/90s computer music, AMIGA, the forth track on Rival Consoles’ upcoming new album Kid Velo, sends the listener on an emotional journey through the history of video games. It starts off cold and unforgiving, but over time becomes reflective and warm, climaxing in a euphoric miniature symphony. West explains: 'Even though the sounds that have been used are entirely synthetic, like a lot of computer game music, they can create moments of human emotion – moments of hope. I really love it when electronic music can do this to you, such as in Aphex Twin's 'Alberto Balsam', which kills me every time.'
'Purveyor of intelligent and consistently entertaining dance music' – Mixmag
Dedicated to Rebecca Molloy
All music composed by Ryan L. West
Artwork designed by Robert Raths
Photograph by Rebecca Molloy
Mastered by Nils Frahm at
Durton Studio Berlin
℗ © 2011 Erased Tapes Records Ltd. All rights reserved.
Release/catalogue number: ERATP031DS-04