Electronic music is a huge tent with many diverse approaches, and it's more international than ever with producers around the globe pushing music forward. The year's best albums featured returns from established talents, as well as ground-breaking newcomers.
London producer Rival Consoles uses unorthodox approaches on his latest record, Articulation, resulting in a stunning, beautiful collection.
From forward-looking electronic and experimental to new approaches in the ever-evolving R&B scene, from hip-hop and punk to rock and pop, 2018 bestowed an embarrassment of musical riches upon us.
Rival Consoles Has Created One of the Most Vivid and Soul-stirring Electronic Albums of the Year with ‘Persona’
Persona is Rival Consoles' most engaging and diverse album to date as Ryan Lee West broadens his sonic palette. It's bold, it's diverse, it's brilliant.
For rising electronic artist Rival Consoles, an embrace of live, organic drums is just one of the things that make his new album, Persona, breathe with genuine emotion.
Lifting tropes from IDM, deep house, Eno-indebted ambience, and end-of-days electro, Ryan Lee West creates a borderless shadow-reality that is part somnambulant carnival and part cosmic void on Night Melody.