4 minutes, UK, 2018
Uniting two of the Ireland’s most forward thinking musical propositions - Eoin O’Callaghan AKA Elma Orkestra and Ryan Vail - Borders is described by the musicians as 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.
Having both been releasing music independently of one another since 2012, the album is a project that has almost felt destined to happen. As two artists residing on either sides of the Irish border, their paths have entwined several times in the past.
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.
'Graffitis' is a collaboration by Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail with Mexican poet Virginia Leyva. It is taken from the award winning album 'BORDERS'. The music video was filmed and directed by Eoin O'Callaghan (Elma Orkestra) in Guadalajara, Mexico during their recent tour.
Director(s): Eoin O'Callaghan