London-based producer Ryan Lee West, aka Rival Consoles, performed live at Le Guess Who? 2022 as part of the program curated by clipping., following the release of latest album ‘Now Is’. You can now listen to and relive the full performance below.
Throughout his critically acclaimed fifteen-year career, Rival Consoles has reinvented himself with each lauded release. His work is bound, however, by his increasing drive to humanize sound. His music has evolved from his challenging early electronic output to more conceptual and metamorphic sonic theses, such as 2020’s ‘Articulation’ and last year’s ‘Overflow’- an emotional exploration of technological advance’s consequences to human nature. 2022 saw his much-awaited return with his eighth release via Erased Tapes, titled ‘Now Is’.
Le Guess Who? Recordings
The publication of this recording is part of Le Guess Who?’s ongoing expansion of the festival’s recordings archive, with 70+ recordings from past editions now freely available online. It contains audio and/or video recordings of clipping., James Holden and The Animal Spirits, Arooj Aftab, Mazaher, Suuns, Alabaster dePlume, The Microphones, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Aldous Harding, Deerhunter, Girl Band, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Neneh Cherry, Mount Eerie, Selda Bağcan and many more.
Recorded at TivoliVredenburg’s Ronda on Friday, 11 November 2022.
Recording and mix by Marc Broer
Photography by Jelmer de Haas & Maarten Mooijman