Borders - CD
'Borders' is the latest collaborative project from two of the country's most innovative artists, Ryan Vail and Elma Orkestra
Uniting two of the Ireland’s most forward thinking musical propositions - Eoin O’Callaghan AKA Elma Orkestra and Ryan Vail - ‘Borders’ is a singular collaborative project. Spanning symphonic ambience to widescreen electronica, it’s a genre-warping meeting of the minds from two of the country's most innovative artists.
Now, mirroring the spirit of the times - of grasping for unity and togetherness in an unpredictable, ultimately borderless world – ‘Borders’ is a release that sees those creative paths meet head-on. Across eight tracks, from opener ‘Droves’ to the beat-laden outro ‘Arlene’, O’Callaghan and Vail masterfully blur the contours between contemporary electronic and classical realms. This breaking of new ground - of pushing boundaries and thwarting expectations via attention to detail and a joint penchant for analogue equipment - is what underpins ‘Borders’.