Brian Eno has chosen electronic sound manipulator supreme, Vladislav Delay to perform on the Alfa Stage at Punkt 2012 where he will live remix Múm.
Vladislav Delay Biography
Sasu Ripatti aka Vladislav Delay is one of the pioneers of electronic music of the last decade and more. Since 1997 he has been releasing music on a variety of labels and his signature sound has been sough after by an eclectic range of bands and artists from Massive Attack and Scissor Sisters to Black Dice, Craig Armstrong and Ryuichi Sakamoto. His main interest is in experimenting with other kinds of sounds and rhythms; a quest to find some music not heard yet. He makes an utmost commitment to the due meaning of every note – nothing wasted, nothing routine.
The soundtrack of Vladislav Delay
Even though complex electronic manipulations are used, Vladislav Delay music sounds human, like a piece of nature, resulting in a mixture of techno and dub and organic textures. The tracks oscillate between a decadent, greyish, post-industrial sound cloud and the intimate atmosphere of a vast and desolate Finnish landscape. Ripatti plays with tiny rhythmic bricks that drift and collapse, but nevertheless create spaces that radiate calmness and tranquility. Being an experienced producer, he uses his know-how to layer compact sound fabrics in unusual ways. Vladislav Delay‘s style is sensitive and intelligent, but nevertheless subtly stirring and rich in detail. While listening to it, it is possible to completely dive into its matter and detect something new in nearly every bar, or simply let it have an effect as a particular background.
Ripatti released his 10th Vladislav Delay album, “Vantaa”, on Raster Noton label in 2011.
He lives and works in Hailuoto, an island in northern Finland.