In celebration of World Piano Day (WHAT? You DIDN’T know?), Derry’s modern-composer maestro Ryan Vail has recorded two new(ish) tracks in celebration. As comfortable on the ivories as he is the synthesiser’s rotary controls, Vail has delivered ‘We Drift We Wake’, which is brand spanking new, as well as ‘East Berlin’, a “rework of [Vail’s] track that made Nils Frahm’s playlist for Piano Day in 2015”. Both contemplative, slow burning swells of melody and tone, Vail’s craft is one of acute allure.
Listen to both below, but watch a strikingly beautiful video to match the strikingly beautiful ‘We Drift We Wake’ before you do. Created by visual artist Hohxx_, the whole project is stunning, as per.