limited pressing of 1000 copies on clear double vinyl. housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included. ryan lee west aka rival consoles presents his expressive new album ‘persona’. set for release via erased tapes. the title ‘persona’ was inspired by ingmar bergman’s film of the same name. specifically a shot in the opening credits of a child reaching out to touch a woman’s face on a screen. which is shifting between one face and another. this powerful image struck ryan and it inspired the album’s main theme — an exploration of the persona. the difference between how we see ourselves and how others see us. the spaces in between. between states. people. light and dark. the inner persona and the outer persona.
having established partisan with a bedrock of essential talent. anthea steps out with her debut ep. “smile” kicks off the ep with infectious techno. a healthy dose of acid. and funk induced drum programming. “everything is aok” plots a deeper. trippier course with intricate layers of synth and drum patterns to create a truly hypnotic mind and body workout. whilst “nrg for daze” presents the softer side of partisan. bringing gentle pads into the mix without losing the all-important acid undercurrent that makes for such powerful dance floor material. her “state of mind” ep is the perfect statement on where anthea is at on her artistic trajectory. as a producer. dj and label head.