Night Melody is an album of night melodies, put together in both a metaphorical long night of the soul (following the break-up of a long relationship) and the literal long nights of winter. This is a welcome new side to Rival Consoles, with a great depth of heart underneath the dancing synths. 12” on Erased Tapes.
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We’ve all been there.... relationship break up, in the house on your own in the dark, nothing going on, phone never ringing, no emails. Rather than wallow in a pit of despair, Ryan Lee West put his pain into making new music and has come up with a rather upbeat and life affirming record.
If he was trying to cheer himself up with music then he’s certainly succeeded in making a bright and colourful record of tuneful electronica. 'Pattern of the North’ sets the scene with some delicious tuneful electronics before the pounding ‘Johannesburg’ with it’s skittering drums and sky reaching melodies and ‘Lone’ with uZiq style melodic refrains that manage to be both uplifting and melancholic. This is a really glorious track harking back to the golden age of ‘90s electronica with nods to Plaid and Bitstream. A sure to be future classic, it sits nicely in a very impressive of bright and beautiful EP off sounds that will appeal to all connoisseurs of electronic music tomfoolery.
I hope Ryan’s pain is over but part of me selfishly would like any mood that can create such lush sounds as these to go on just that little bit longer.
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