Photo | Özge Cöne

Rival Consoles, better known as Ryan Lee West, has released Night Melody / Articulation, compiling his 2016 mini-LP and this year’s album into one complete long-player. The digital release comes with a remix crafted by Berlin-based Japanese pianist and producer Midori Hirano, streaming below.

Night Melody, West’s six-track mini-album, was shaped by long hours working into the night. It’s nocturnal in sound, and mysterious in the way that the early hours so often are.

Articulation, released in July, has an equal running time of 34 minutes. It was conceived with a visual way of thinking, unusual for the London musician and producer. During the writing process, West drew structures, shapes, and patterns by hand to try and find new ways of thinking about music, giving himself a way to problem-solve away from the computer.

Night Melody / Articulation is the second time that West has bundled two releases together, having released Odyssey / Sonne in 2015.

For more information on West, check out his XLR8R feature here.


01. Pattern of the North
02. Johannesburg
03. Slow Song
04. Lone
05. Night Melody
06. What Sorrow
07. Vibrations on a String
08. Forwardism
09. Melodica
10. Articulation
11. Still Here
12. Sudden Awareness of Now

Night Melody / Articulation is available now on Erased Tapes. You can order here and stream the Midori Hirano remix of “Articulation” in full below.