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Rival Consoles next. A 7" on Erased Tapes, a label who used to send me 560 million MySpace updates a day (but I'll forgive them :0)) has fallen into my fat lap and it's a beauty. 'Helvetica' spills with that melodic, scattershot breaks stuff, dramatic harpsichord synth lines crying over playful, erratic drum patterns to make wondrous childlike sonic architecture that reminds me of late 90s Pl ...

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7\" on Erased Tapes.

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Helvetica by Rival Consoles
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9/10 Brian Staff review, 26 February 2009
Rival Consoles next. A 7" on Erased Tapes, a label who used to send me 560 million MySpace updates a day (but I'll forgive them :0)) has fallen into my fat lap and it's a beauty. 'Helvetica' spills with that melodic, scattershot breaks stuff, dramatic harpsichord synth lines crying over playful, erratic drum patterns to make wondrous childlike sonic architecture that reminds me of late 90s Planet Mu/.Joseph Nothing/U-Ziq. Also see early Flashbulb and that last Wisp 12". The second tune is very Chauveau/Eluvium, a sad piano refrain slightly disembodied, as if played from the room next door down a slightly draughty corridor. That's called 'Indies is Dead'. On the flip of this excellent 4 tracker it's almost a tribute to early 00's Aphex with these schizoid drum patterns & stately synths but the string samples remind me more of Apparat & Digitonal's recent work. It's certainly got flair & character for sure! The final piece of the puzzle is a very braindancy slice of electro-tech with gibbering fizzy synth lines firing off all over the shop. A cracking finale to a multi headed electronica treat, I've got to say this is even better than that excellent Aparatec 7" from aeons ago.....Features FREE DOWNLOAD CODE!

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