“Whatever your thoughts politically, borders of any kind cause an obstruction. They restrict freedom.” Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail talk to TLMT

Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail will launch the release of their collaborative studio album Borders with a show at the Workman’s Club in Dublin this Thursday, June 27th. Ahead of this week’s gig, both Ryan and Eoin spoke to the Last Mixed Tape about working together, inspirations and the Irish music scene as a whole.  What’s the…

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TLMT’s The Week Featuring Sive, Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail, Strawman & the Jackdaws, Gypsies On The Autobahn, Kobina & JyellowL

TLMT counts down the latest additions to its Irish Mixed-Tape on Spotify with new music by Sive, Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail, Strawman & the Jackdaws, Gypsies On The Autobahn, Kobina & JyellowL. Sive – Yuki Onna The Mixed-Tape: ‘Yuki Onna’ is an enchanting track and one that could very well be considered Sive’s best work…

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Video Premiere | Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail deliver the gesturally enchanting video for ‘Arrival’

Check out the Last Mixed Tape’s exclusive premiere of the ‘Arrival’ music video from Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail. Taken from Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail’s forthcoming album Borders (due out on June 14th via Quiet Arch), ‘Arrival’ is a vast sounding piece that captures an array of rising beats, washing background textures and cinematic string…

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TLMT Podcast | Sara and Steve review the Altered Hours, Beauty Sleep, Ryan Vail and more

The latest episode of the TLMT podcast is out and features reviews of new music from the Altered Hours, Beauty Sleep, Ryan Vail & more. This week Sara and Steve discuss last week’s TLMT 4 celebrations at the Sound House, new music from Cork psych-rock band the Altered Hours, alt.pop artist Laoise, dream-pop trio Beauty Sleep, electronic producer Ryan Vail,…

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Listen | Ryan Vail returns with the sonically engulfing ‘As It Tears’

Genre breaking electronic artist Ryan Vail has returned with a brand new single ‘As It Tears’. Taken from Vail forthcoming album Distorted Shadows, ‘As It Tears’ builds and lulls with a wrought tension. Sonically vivid, soft-spoken and rhythmically contorted the sound of Ryan Vail’s latest offering is a multifaceted one. Covering a large amount of ground…

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Listen | Ryan Vail returns with the distant sounding ‘Shadows’

Electronic artist Ryan Vail has returned with the isolating sound of his brand new single, entitled ‘Shadows’.  A dreamlike new offering from Ryan Vail, ‘Shadows’ ebbs and flows with great washes of textures that dominate the track sonically in sudden swells, creating a far-reaching depth of field. Contrast this with Vail’s own soft spoken vocal, the…

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Review | Ryan Vail – For Every Silence

The Last Mixed Tape reviews For Every Silence, the debut studio album from electronic artist Ryan Vail. There’s something about the unspoken connection between music and our own emotions that can colour our mood and leave us spellbound. This is certainly the case for most of Ryan Vail’s For Every Silence. The space between rhythm and melody…

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Ciaran Lavery & Ryan Vail interview – Q&A

Solo artists Ciaran Lavery & Ryan Vail are currently collaborating on new album entitled ‘Sea Legs’, which is due for release on April 17th. The pair will perform together at Smock Alley theatre in Dublin this Thursday night. Both Ryan and Ciaran recently spoke to TLMT about the project.  How did the the collaboration first…

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Ryan Vail interview – Q&A

Electronic artist Ryan Vail will play a special Homebeat show alongside Conor Walsh, at the Unitarian Church in Dublin this Friday night (December 12th). Vail took some time to speak to the Last Mixed Tape about the show, bespoke music events and his songwriting process. You play the Unitarian Church this month. Does performing in…

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Ryan Vail & Conor Walsh to play Dublin’s Unitarian Church

Both Ryan Vail and Conor Walsh have been announced to play the Unitarian Church in Dublin on Friday, December 12th. Presented by Homebeat events, the two electronic producers will be the perfect match to play the scenic and evocative Dublin venue this holiday season. With Ryan Vail occupying a dark, texturally dense take on the…

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