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Persona

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cd

Released: 13th Apr 2018

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2lp + download

Released: 13th Apr 2018

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limited indies-only clear 2lp + download

Released: 13th Apr 2018

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Controlled, considered & cerebral - yet unfettered, liberating & euphoric noise - Ryan Lee West has stretched the sonic possibilities of his riveting signature sound.

Techno-gaze - who knew it was possible? who knew we needed it? It seems Ryan did & by exploring “songwriting with an electronic palette of sounds”, he's echoing the gritty minimal/maximalism of Blanck Mass, Jon Hopkins & label-mate Nils Frahm. Ryan's hour-long exploration of a dynamic production process combines analogue-heavy synthesisers, acoustic & electric instruments with a shoegaze-level obsession with effect pedals. We're ushered through the deconstructed movements on ‘Unfolding’ to the apocalyptic drones of the title track & the thundering drums in ‘Phantom Grip’ to more restrained ambient feels of ‘Dreamer’s Wake’, ‘Rest’ & ‘Untravel’. The latter, one of the many album standouts, transverses six beatless minutes of undulating melodies that recall Luke Abbot's most recent work. You'll be back time & time again. Guaranteed. 

 

Persona

Tracklist

  1. Unfolding
  2. Persona
  3. Memory Arc
  4. Phantom Grip
  5. Be Kind
  6. I Think So
  7. Sun’s Abandon
  8. Dreamer’s Wake
  9. Untravel
  10. Rest
  11. Hidden
  12. Fragment