In 2014 Elmer started a collaboration with Richard van der Keur by the name 'Emellan' which is a Swedish expression with the meaning 'amongst events'. With Emellan Elmer returned to the acoustic guitars and started singing. Highlights are a tour through England and the release of their full lenght album "Klein Bombastisch" composed and arranged by Richard and Elmer during winter 2015/2016. The album includes both Dutch, English, Swedish and French lyrics. An aspect Elmer took with him to his solo project (Embodiment). In spring 2017 Elmer and Richard separated indefinitely in favour of other/new projects in their personal careers.
The result of a fruitful cooperation by the name EMELLAN with Rotterdam based songwriter Richard van der Keur.
"Emellan is a Dutch duo known for their soundscape of poetic songs, dutch and multilingual, interspersed with tales and poems. Navigating between fiction and reality. A strong mixture of guitar and vocals, performed in all kind of musical styles. "The compositions are strong and well thought out and show pure craftmanship" (PopUnie, 2016).
Richard van der Keur - Vocals
Ad Murck - Bugel & arragements for Bugel, Hobo, Cello and Violin
Jeanette Murck - Hobo
Merijn den Boer - Piano
Maarten Mentzel - Cello
Alexandra Verbree - Alt violin
Maaike Siegerist - Vocals
Boris Oud - Double bass
Rogier Berben - Drums
Elmer Meijers - Guitars
*Guest performance by Philippe Elan
Recording and mixing: Peter Kanselaar @ ZapStudio, Rotterdam (NL)
Mastering: Masterenzo, Rotterdam (NL)
Cover photo: Amber Pierot
Music, arrangements and production by Richard van der Keur & Elmer Meijers
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