Vladislav Delay (FI)

Since 1997, Sasu Ripatti’s prolific Vladislav Delay moniker has produced some of the most arresting and deeply woven experimental dub-techno committed to record. An alumnus of the classic Chain Reaction and Mille Plateaux catalogues, Delay’s musical landscape is an echo chamber of abstract bass, weaving subtle and complexly corroded rhythms through an epic framework that drifts along at a glacial pace. The nine albums in the Vladislav Delay discography – his latest is 2009’s “Tummaa” – borrow as loosely from his European jazz roots as they do from Jamaican dub. The last time Ripatti brought the Delay oeuvre to MUTEK was back in 2000, at the inaugural festival. That two-and-a-hour set, available on the MUTEK website, is the stuff of legends. This year, Ripatti also brings this musical range to his other appearance at the festival, as the drummer for the Moritz von Oswald Trio. These days, Ripatti runs his own boutique label, Huume, where he releases the majority of his many aliases. A restless practitioner of numerous genres, Ripatti is just as well known for his long-running house alias, Luomo, and his more techno-leaning side project, Uusitalo.

A/Visions 4
MUTEK 2010, montreal

Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] 05/06/2010

Since 1997, Sasu Ripatti’s prolific Vladislav Delay moniker has produced some of the most arresting and deeply woven experimental dub-techno committed to record. An alumnus of the classic Chain Reaction and Mille Plateaux catalogues, Delay’s musical landscape is an echo chamber of abstract bass, weaving subtle and complexly corroded rhythms through an epic framework that drifts along at a glacial pace. The nine albums in the Vladislav Delay discography – his latest is 2009’s “Tummaa” – borrow as loosely from his European jazz roots as they do from Jamaican dub. The last time Ripatti brought the Delay oeuvre to MUTEK was back in 2000, at the inaugural festival. That two-and-a-hour set, available on the MUTEK website, is the stuff of legends. This year, Ripatti also brings this musical range to his other appearance at the festival, as the drummer for the Moritz von Oswald Trio. These days, Ripatti runs his own boutique label, Huume, where he releases the majority of his many aliases. A restless practitioner of numerous genres, Ripatti is just as well known for his long-running house alias, Luomo, and his more techno-leaning side project, Uusitalo.

EXPERIENCIA

Estación Indianilla 11/10/2007

VLADISLAV DELAY seems to navigate between two distinct geographical sound spaces: the coldness of the great wintry spaces of his native Finland and the encompassing warmth of Jamaica, land of Dub - a dub revisited by Germany's Chain Reaction, a label on which Vladislav Delay has already produced a record and a few 12'. Vladislav Delay's music has been known to go above and beyond that of his influences. Though fragmented and based on a search for unused and thus anachronistic and ethereal tones, his compositions, often long and intemporal, seduce with their fluidity. Their placid organization brings the listener towards a certain goal, which is barely discernible at the beginning of the performance.

MILLE PLATEAUX - FORCE INC

Cafe Campus 10/06/2000

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