Tuesday 13th October 2015
Tony Njoku + Eva Bowan + Bitbin (Modular synth DJ)
Doors 7:00 pm
Price £8 + booking fee / £10
London-based producer Ryan Lee West (from label Erased Tapes including Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds), makes atmospheric, electronic music under his moniker Rival Consoles; spanning a wide spectrum of musical ideas. After a packed and much anticipated The Great Escape set earlier this year at St. George’s Church, the young pioneering artist returns with his audio-visual extravaganza.
London-based producer Ryan Lee West is notable for making synthesisers sound human and atmospheric. With the release of ‘Odyssey’ (2013) and ‘Sonne’ (2014) under his Rival Consoles moniker, West has gained a reputation for making thoughtful electronica that spans a wide spectrum of musical ideas. Continuing on from his ‘Odyssey’ EP, ‘Sonne’ is all about atmosphere and space whilst exploring waves of sound and rhythm, and the power of colour. Ryan’s aim was to create music to structure itself around a pulse, rather than the pulse being the defining point.
Fascinated by sound from an early age, Ryan chose to dedicate his time to studying, experimenting with and producing sound graduating from De Montfort University in Leicester. West often composes early ideas on piano, violin and guitar, although the end result is much more electronic-laden. As an accomplished sound designer he has repeatedly performed at the Tate, and recently created a bespoke audio-visual performance for Boiler Room at the V&A. Ryan has also produced remixes for New York based composer Nico Muhly and UK producer Jon Hopkins, and composes original music for dance, film and television.
‘Delicate, otherworldly, awesome’ – UNDER THE RADAR
‘Odyssey is the perfect minimal, computerised counterpart to a Nils Frahm or an Ólafur Arnalds; all of the heart, soul and history, just played out in a different way’ (8/10) – THE 405
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Tony Njoku is a British – Nigerian electronic music producer and singer from London. His music comprises of beautiful, reposed electronica, interrupted by stabbing lead synths and topped off with Tony’s unique vocals. The 21 year old is currently prepping to release an EP later on this autumn, featuring the Track ’To Escape’ that will be released independently on his Bandcamp on the 29th Of October 2015. In the meantime Tony has a number of songs available to stream via soundcloud & bandcamp.
Eva Bowan is a Polish-born Brighton based graphic & sound designer, freelance illustrator and experimental artist.
Her interest lies in combining organic sounds with electronic rhythms, balancing somewhere between ambient, industrial pop and electronica.
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Born in the North East of England and residing in Brighton UK, bitbin (aka Matthew Hodson) brings music from the UK’s electronic underbelly. “His sound instantly recalls some of the classic Skam output, from the atmospheric chord changes you might expect to hear from Boards Of Canada’s bank of synths to Bola’s sinewy beats” – Boomkat.