OFFICIAL RELEASES

All albums and tracks available from Borealis Records and iTunes

Ruckus (2017)

Beyond the Pale

With RUCKUS, the long-awaited follow up to 2009's multi award-winning album "Postcards," Beyond the Pale re-asserts its reputation as one of Canada’s most innovative acoustic ensembles. Inspired by Klezmer and Balkan styles but informed by everything from classical and jazz to bluegrass and reggae, this stunning new collection displays the virtuosic musicianship, meticulous dynamics, and exuberant energy for which the group has become known in its nearly 20-year career. RUCKUS is an instrumental tour de force, featuring an equal balance of genre-bending original compositions and inventive arrangements of traditional material.

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  1. 1 Oltenilor 03:52
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  2. 2 Ruckus in Ralja 04:30
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Postcards (2009)

Beyond the Pale

The third CD from Beyond the Pale, POSTCARDS features the band at a creative peak in this sophisticated collection of North American-inflected, east-European roots fusion. Traversing a vast and exotic musical landscape, POSTCARDS moves seamlessly from raucous dance rhythms and funky acoustic grooves to complex instrumental showpieces and chamber-music like aesthetics. Shaped by many musical traditions but bound by none, POSTCARDS is a stunning redefinition of contemporary Klezmer and east European folk/roots music. Feature guest vocalist Vira Lozinsky (Isreal) on premiere arrangements of new Yiddish songs set to timeless Roma melodies.

Winner “Best CD of 2009 – multi-genre category” Indie Acoustic Project

2010 Canadian Folk Music Award winner for Instrumental Group of the Year, and Pushing the Boundaries. Also nominated for Ensemble of the Year and World Music Group of the Year.

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  1. 1 Magura 02:53
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Consensus (2004)

Beyond the Pale

Recorded live in concert, Beyond the Pale’s CONSENSUS features over an hour of exciting acoustic roots music combining traditional influences with a progressive impulse. The CD’s fifteen tracks encompass a wide range of musical moods and styles, including Klezmer, Yiddish, Romanian, and Balkan music, as well as unique genre-bending original compositions. With special guest performances by Josh “Socalled” Dolgin (vocals/piano) and Yeva Medevedyuk (vocals).

Winner of Awards for: “Best Instrumental Group” (Canadian Folk Music Awards) “Best World Music Group” (Toronto Independent Music Awards) “Best Instrumental Composition” for Reunion (OCFF Songwriting Competition)

Track Listing 1. Diaphanous Charms 2. Tarrastaman 3. Oy I Like She 4. Variatiuni Lautari 5. Enosereh 6. Moses Nign 7. Bulcharescu 8. Calusari Dance 9. Sha Shtil 10. Whassat 11. Nevestino 12. Reunion 13. Nign 107 14. Skalavaye 15. Mesecina

You can purchase this record directly from Borealis Records.

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  1. 1 Diaphanous Charms 03:44
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Routes (2001)

Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale’s debut CD “Routes” is an exciting set of 12 recordings that will surprise and delight. The originals recorded here range from rousing klezmer- and Roumanian-influenced compositions (“Icebreaker,” “Agnia,” “Grebenyas,” “Sirbish”) to more daring hybrids touching on reggae (“ChasenJah”), roots music (“Eavesdropping”), Balkan music (“Bulcharescu”), and high-powered acoustic funk (“Gyration”). In their unique interpretations of Yiddish vocal music the group has unearthed some little-known gems (“Vander Ich Mir Lustig,” “Vodka”), recorded here for the first time by a contemporary klezmer ensemble and delivered with humour and poignance. Even in their more orthodox moments (“Roumanian Fantasy,” “Doina and Honga”) the group punctuates their deep understanding of the elegance and mystery in traditional klezmer melodies with a refined sense of their own musical identity. Destined to become a classic of the revival and continuing evolution of klezmer music, Beyond the Pale’s Routes heralds the arrival of a significant new presence in the Canadian klezmer, folk and world music scenes. Produced by multi-Juno winner Danny Greenspoon, and including special guests Dave Wall (vocals), Rick Lazar (percussion), Josh Engel (guitar), and Dan Goldman (guitar).

Track Listing 1. Eavesdropping 2. Icebreaker 3. Agnia 4. ChasenJah 5. Vander Ich Mir Lustig 6. Roumanian Fantasy 7. Bulcharescu 8. Grebenyas 9. Sirbish 10. Vodka 11. Gyration 12. Doina and Honga

You can purchase this record directly from Borealis Records.

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  1. 1 Icebreaker 01:46
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