London producer Ryan Lee West aka Rival Consoles returns to Erased Tapes with an EP composed of colourful ambient sounds: on Sonne, German for sun, he experimented with multiple production methods such as running synth sounds through various effects and creating collages from cutting up and reassembling recordings, including playing live drums and acoustic guitar himself on the majority of the tracks. The outcome is staggeringly diverse, yet fully coherent. On 'Helios', he builds up a drony wall of polyharmonic synths, working towards the drop of the beat with overwhelming density. Using tape delay as heard in '3 Chords' and 'Recovery', Rival Consoles creates dynamic waves of speed and timbre, thereby captivating tension throughout the EP.

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