Rival Consoles shares compelling new track Untravel and its accompanying otherworldly visual, directed by Misha Shyukin.
Taken from his forthcoming album Persona, released on April 13th, Untravel transverses six beatless minutes of undulating melodies. “This piece appears towards the end of the album and was a kind of meditation and therapy to create. It is neither happy nor sad, certain or lost; but between states. A sort of unknowable nostalgia.” says Ryan Lee West.
Inspired by the music, the video explores this feeling of being lost; “We were experimenting with various techniques of distorting the footage in order to intensify the experience of a disoriented feeling in a strange and unknown landscape, yet maintaining a constant forward motion while examining the desolate world,” adds director Misha Shyukin.
Ryan launches Persona at select venues across Europe including London’s XOYO on April 12, before touring North America in May.
· pre-order Persona on LP/CD/DL
· book tickets for the Persona tour