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Rival Consoles – Vision of Self

The new album from Rival Consoles is a bit of a mixed bag, but Visions of Self is undeniably great. I like the less polished-sounding tracks a lot more than the “epic” “bangers”; sometimes it’s as if he’s trying just a lit bit too hard to pull on the heartstrings, but this is nicely subdued. Must try less hard!

https://idol-io.link/NowIs

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MaisoTiff, Rival Consoles, Ben Lukas Boysen – EVASION

I’ve realised that pretty much every track I’ve posted this year has been quite intense and possibly a little on the miserable side, so here’s a light and breezy number to make you think you’re sipping mojitos on a beach. I’m not quite sure how it took three producers to make this, and what they each contributed, but it is quite nice.

http://www.rivalconsoles.net

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Rival Consoles – Articulation

Ryan Lee West aka Rival Consoles has just announced details of his new album, the follow-up to 2018’s very well regarded Persona. Articulation is the lead single, and is probably the track I’ve enjoyed most of his to date, with West intertwining some beautiful melodies and evoking a sense of both space and restraint, while also sounding like it would punch pretty hard in the right setting.

https://www.erasedtapes.com/artist/rival-consoles