Vladislav Delay

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Vladislav Delay
Birth name Sasu Ripatti
Also known as Luomo, Sistol, Uusitalo, Conoco
Born 1976 (age 37–38)
Origin Oulu, Finland
Genres Electronica
Dub
Experimental techno
Microsound, Microhouse
Occupations Record producer
Labels Raster-Noton
Force Tracks
Chain Reaction
Huume
Mille Plateaux
Resopal
Sigma Editions

Vladislav Delay is one of the pseudonyms of Sasu Ripatti (born 1976), a Finnish electronic musician. He has also recorded as Luomo, Sistol, Uusitalo and Conoco.

Background[edit]

Sasu has been involved in the ambient music, glitch, house, and techno genres. His method of track production involves a mixture of synthesizing, vocal recording and live reprocessing. Many tracks have an organic feeling that pervades through rolling, dubby basslines and vocal snippets. His partner is Antye Greie, with whom he has collaborated. Their daughter was born in 2006.

Sasu has released EPs and albums on labels such as Raster-Noton, Force Tracks, Chain Reaction, Mille Plateaux, Resopal, and Sigma Editions. He also founded the Finnish music label Huume Recordings.

From 2009 onwards Ripatti has been performing drums and percussion in the Moritz von Oswald Trio alongside Moritz von Oswald and Max Loderbauer. With the Moritz von Oswald Trio he has released two albums and a live LP. He has also released an album in 2011 with his own experimental jazz/electronic group, the Vladislav Delay Quartet.

He performed as Vladislav Delay at an All Tomorrow's Parties festival in May 2011 curated by Animal Collective.[1]

Musical style[edit]

Ripatti's music is renowned for its sophisticated textural qualities. His sonic approach relies heavily on a semi-random element, and many undulating, complementary and sometimes conflicting layers interplay throughout most of his music. A de-constructive element is sometimes detected within the music as Ripatti makes comment on established genres within his various releases.

Characteristic traits within Ripatti's music are sometimes a deep or bubbling synth-bass line, fractured and syncopated percussion - often placed freely within the music, long delay repetitions of various sounds, syncopated use of vocal samples, and complicated digital effect processing techniques. Generally, the music has a very spacious and organic sound, and albums such as "Anima" feature a very simple theme repeated with an array of musical and rhythmical interjections.

Ripatti releases under different names have conceptually varied, but have sonically related qualities; this may be due to Ripatti's different composition techniques. Uusitalo releases are often anchored by a house beat and highlight rhythmic variation (see 2007's Karhunainen). Vladislav Delay releases, on the other hand (see 2000's Multila), explore rhythmically sparse, experimental and ambient techno-dub soundscapes. Works under the Luomo name feature uncommonly wrought dance-floor ready vocal house.

Sasu Ripatti often references himself within his music. The "Vapaa Muurari" album, for example, has an instrumental track ("Social Selection") that was re-mixed or re-recorded as the track "The Right Wing" on the "Vocalcity" album. Similarly, the track "Tessio" on the "Vocalcity" album was re-recorded for the "Present Lover" album in 2003.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

As Vladislav Delay[edit]

  • Ele (1999)
  • Entain (2000)
  • Multila (2000) (re-released 2007)
  • Anima (2001) (remastered and expanded 2008)
  • Naima (2002)
  • Demo(n) Tracks (2004)
  • The Four Quarters (2005)
  • Whistleblower (2007)
  • Tummaa (2009)
  • Vantaa (2011)
  • Kuopio (2012)

With Vladislav Delay Quartet[edit]

  • Vladislav Delay Quartet (2011)

As Sistol[edit]

  • Sistol (1999)
  • On the Bright Side (2010)

As Uusitalo[edit]

  • Vapaa Muurari (2000)
  • Tulenkantaja (2006)
  • Karhunainen (2007)

As Luomo[edit]

As AGF/Delay[edit]

As The Dolls[edit]

With Moritz von Oswald Trio[edit]

  • Vertical Ascent (2009)
  • Live In New York (2010)
  • Horizontal Structures (2011)

Singles[edit]

  • Espoo EP (2012)
  • Latoma EP (2011)
  • "Tessio Remixes" (2009), as Luomo
  • "Love You All" (2008), as Luomo feat. Apparat
  • "Really Don't Mind" (2006), as Luomo
  • "The Kick" (2004), as Luomo, with Domenico Ferrari
  • "What's Good" (2004), as Luomo
  • Demo(n) Cuts EP (2004)
  • "Running Away" (2003), as Luomo, with Raz Ohara
  • "Waltz For Your Eyes" (2003), as Luomo
  • "Tessio" (2003), as Luomo
  • "Diskonize Me" (2002), as Luomo
  • "Tessio" (Remixes) (2001), as Luomo
  • "Carter" (2001), as Luomo
  • "Native" (2000), as Luomo
  • "Livingston" (2000), as Luomo
  • "Kemikoski" (2000), as Conoco
  • "Ranta" (2000)
  • "Helsinki/Suomi" (1999)
  • "Huone" (1999)
  • The Kind of Blue EP (1997)

Free downloads[edit]

  • "I saw a polysexual" - by Vladislav Delay, from the 2007 album Whistleblower - Download here
  • "The First Quarter" - by Vladislav Delay, from the 2005 album The Four Quarters - Download here
  • "Really Don't Mind" - by Luomo, from the 2006 album Paper Tigers - Download here
  • Luomo - Live at Ultrahang Festival 2003 - Download here
  • "Palatable" - by Vladislav Delay, from 2009 web release. Download here

References[edit]

External links[edit]