Video Premiere: Rival Consoles "Odyssey"
- Words: DeForrest Brown
Following the free download of Rival Consoles' "Voyager" tune, the London-based producer is now premiering a clip for the title cut from his upcoming Odyssey EP for Erased Tapes. Where "Voyager" was a rather fragmented and discordant track, "Odyssey" slowly and eloquently unfurls its spacey synths. And the accompanying video compliments "Odyssey" with blurred and kaleidoscopic imagery reminiscent of both 2001: A Space Odyssey and the visual work of Brooklyn artist Aurora Halal. The vintage technology and techniques used by director Michael Zoidis in his piece mesh perfectly with Rival Consoles' minimalist, hardware-specific sound, both striving for a closed system of possibilities while pushing analog equipment to the limits of their retro-futuristic aesthetics. And for anyone in or around London on Friday, October 18, Rival Consoles will be performing alongside labelmates Nils Frahm and Kiasmos at the Village Underground in Shoreditch.
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