Rival Consoles

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Rival Consoles
Birth nameRyan Lee West
Also known asAparatec
Born (1985-11-10) November 10, 1985 (age 33)
Leicester, England
OriginLondon, England
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, producer
Years active2007–present
LabelsErased Tapes
Associated actsNils Frahm, Kiasmos, Ólafur Arnalds, Clark, Nosaj Thing, Luke Abbott, Peter Broderick

Rival Consoles is the stage name of Ryan Lee West,[1] an English electronic musician from Leicester.

West learned to play guitar in his youth, but later switched to electronic production, studying music technology at De Montfort University.[2] He initially used the stage name Aparatec, releasing an EP of material under that name in 2007. His first release as Rival Consoles was issued later in 2007 by the label Erased Tapes, which has released all of his albums and EPs.



Studio albums[edit]

  • IO (2009, Erased Tapes)
  • Kid Velo (2011, Erased Tapes)
  • Howl (2015, Erased Tapes)
  • Persona (April 13, 2018, Erased Tapes)


  • The Decadent (2007, Erased Tapes)
  • Vermeer EP (2007, Erased Tapes, as Aparatec)
  • Helvetica (2009, Erased Tapes)
  • Odyssey (2014, Erased Tapes)
  • Sonne (2015, Erased Tapes)
  • Odyssey/Sonne (2015, Erased Tapes)
  • Night Melody (2016, Erased Tapes)

With other musicians[edit]