With the release of the FADE EP (out end of April on Belfast label Champion Sound Music), electro wiz Ryan Vail reworks beautifully ‘Tessellate’ By Alt-J:
Ryan Vail consists of Derry/Londonderry duo Ryan Vail and Katie Cosgrove . Ryan’s musical trajectory began at 16, playing in a number of bands before getting behind the decks as a turntablist for the next 8 years.
A keen producer, he specialises in creating sound through unconventional methods, at one point learning the best way to utilise an analogue drum machine he bought in a pawn shop ( and was subsequently grounded for) for five years. The experimentation of Ryan is moulded by the structure brought by music teacher partner Katie Cosgrove, a flautist who offers a gorgeous delicate touch to proceedings.
Acid house troubadours for a new generation, the combination of Ryan’s experimentation with Katie’s classical training achieve a sound that is totally their own.