Rival Consoles - Overflow
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2021 Ratings: #589 / 699
User Score
Based on 53 ratings
2021 Ratings: #664
Liked by 1 person
December 3, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Erased Tapes / Label
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Pulses of Information
Noise Call and Response I


I've been on a bit of a Rival Consoles binge recently. Having glossed over last year's Articulation, coming back to his discography truly unearthed some IDM highlights, something that was sorely missed in new releases this year. However, the more ambient leaning direction Ryan Lee West took on 2018's Persona felt like somewhat of a step back in comparison to Howl and Night Melody before it, and unfortunately, even though Articulation condensed his sound down and offered a breath of fresh air ... read more


In between all the engaging ambient techno and electronic cuts, there are some really uninspired interludes that lead to nowhere. Really disappointing.

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Track List

  1. Monster
  2. I Like
  3. Hands
  4. Pulses of Information
  5. Noise Call and Response I
  6. Overflow
  7. The Cloud Oracle
  8. Tension in the Cloud
  9. Noise Call and Response II
  10. Scanning
  11. Flow State
  12. Touches Everything
  13. Making Sense of It All
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Added on: October 5, 2021