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Vladislav Delay

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Sasu Ripatti, in the shadow of his pseudonyms, is a drummer and electronic musician from Finland. Known for uniquely distorted takes on a variety of electronic music, his signature sound is often infused with elements of dub, pop and ambient experimental sounds. It combines arrhythmic structures with aleatory elements and sensual, layered textures.

Born in remote Oulu, Northern Finland in 1976, Ripatti grew up steeped in the classical music and jazz that his literary parents loved. His early training as a percussionist is now transmuted - endlessly reinterpreted and twisted into new forms while retaining a fundamental rhythm orientation. By the mid-90s, Ripatti had begun incorporating electronic elements into his various band performances as he gradually taught himself to use samplers and drum machines through experimentation. Eventually, he found more satisfying results could be achieved going solo with his equipment than staying with any band, so he sold his elaborate acoustic kit and went underground to work on music in seclusion.

Ripatti’s earliest releases were via his Vladislav Delay project. He began playing live in Helsinki in the late 90s, with one of the performance recordings becoming the first Vladislav Delay release, “A Kind of Blue”.

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  • GyN070X

    блядь, какой же он охуенный

    18 Aug 11:10am Reply
  • lewwatt

    I've only listened to Multila twice and I love it; a very slow and organic build up into well choreographed minimal techno where each sound serves its own purpose.

    27 Jul 6:15pm Reply
  • iMurk

    Keho is golden.

    17 Jun 4:58pm Reply
  • last_nickname

    It would be nice if there were more 20+ minute tracks [3] Entain and Multila all the way.

    30 May 7:35pm Reply
  • dev_artrosis

    "It would be nice if there were more 20+ minute tracks" THIS

    8 May 5:47pm Reply
  • affasf

    https://soundcloud.com/vladislavdelay/ripatti-live-at-air-tokyo d33p

    2 Apr 4:36pm Reply
  • malonemuert

    @So_Hai: really? where? he gave it 8/10, most from all Delay albums and regards it as one of the best albums of the last decade.

    3 Feb 8:29pm Reply
  • TotenFaschist

    It would be nice if there were more 20+ minute tracks

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • So_Hai

    @TotenFaschist When did he say Anima was the best? Last thing I read he was annoyed that it was regarded as so great.

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • robotkarel

    Segun scaruffi.com, Anima es la mejor

    22 Jun 2013 Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    anyone think the new one is good as Anima though?

    22 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Ali-Red

    This guy is good,Good cyberpunk atmosphere

    20 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Daigo-Sama

    I saw a Japanese mag that shows his new studio in Finland.... just amazing.. lots of hard gears and huge Genelic speakers, looks so cosy! I love Vladislav delay as much as autechre

    19 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Ezkarpy

    I love the sounds he creates. Kuopio is great!

    18 Dec 2012 Reply
  • effzehn

    I can't believe the guy who made Kuopio is the same guy who made The Present Lover. Amazing. What a development!

    18 Dec 2012 Reply
  • chewtoy

    Really liking Kuopio, better than his previous solo stuff.

    2 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Artok

    being more a Luomo than a Delay fan, Kuopio is really really nice...

    30 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Drakemirow

    great effort. while i personally liked vantaa for it's aproach and 'lauma', kuopio goes a step further with this. heavy stuff, yet very dynamic.

    29 Nov 2012 Reply
  • mariacool

    Kuopio is astonishing. this is probably his best LP to date....strictly based on his flow and brill skills.

    29 Nov 2012 Reply
  • quelss

    remarkable!

    28 Nov 2012 Reply
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