Sasu Ripatti aka Vladislav Delay has had a busy few months in the lead up to the release of his new album ‘VISA’. Along with shows at River King – Paris, Unsound Festival – Krakow, 4D Sound experience – Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) and SuperMassive – Helsinki, he’s been receiving press attention from across the board. See below for the latest.
- Vladislav Delay’s 4D Sound set was a musical highlight of the ADE week, states Joe Muggs from FACT: “I’ve spent the previous few hours frothing about how apocalyptically mind-blowing the Vladislav Delay show was.”
- He recently had a front-page feature with Future Music, discussing his studio set-up, vast array of synths and creative process.
- A 2hr mix of Jazz, coupled with an in-depth interview with the UK based Inverted Audio (listen below)
- Strong support from Resident Advisor, Truants and FACTMag:
- 4/5 review (Resident Advisor)
- “Visa’ could well end up being the finest ambient record of the year” (Truants)
- “one of his most stunningly evocative releases to date” (FACTMag)
Vladislav Delay returns with ‘Visa’, a surprise album announced to drop in November 2014. It will be his first set of beatless material in ten years.
The past year has seen a new direction in the ever developing timeline of Sasu Ripatti, most commonly known as Vladislav Delay. Following two LP’s for Raster-Noton, Sasu has once again turned his hand to releasing records himself, with his new dancefloor-leaning label ‘Ripatti’. The label will see a range of collaborations, including new Vladislav Delay material, distributed by Boomkat.
Geared for both concert and club shows, Vladislav Delay’s latest repertoire explores the rhythmic themes and experimentations heard on his Raster-Noton albums.
SELECTED RECENT DISCOGRAPHY
Heisenberg (Vladislav Delay & Max Loderbauer) – Ripatti02 – Ripatti
Release Date: October 2013
Ripatti – Ripatti01 – Ripatti
Release Date: September 2013
Vladislav Delay – Kuopio – Raster-Noton
Release Date: November 2012
Vladislav Delay – Vantaa – Raster-Noton
Release Date: November 2011
RIPATTI LABEL 2014 RELEASES
03: Vladislav Delay EP1 (5&22)
04: Ripatti/Teeth EP1 (52&3)
05: Ripatti EP2 (54&46)
06: Heisenberg EP2 (2&6)
SELECTED RECENT PRESS
FACT Magazine – The Essential Vladislav Delay – 12 page feature
Resident Advisor – Vladislav Delay: On The Brighter Side – In depth interview + photoshoot
XLR8R – Vladislav Delay to launch vinyl only label – Ripatti label Announcement
Dummy Mag – Mark Fell & Vladislav Delay – 1.6666666666 – Track Stream
SELECTED RECENT SHOWS
14/09/2013 @ Arma 17 – Moscow, RU
07/09/2013 @ La Machine Du Moulin Rouge – Paris, FR
22/08/2013 @ Tauron Nowa Muzyka – Katowice, PL
26/07/2013 @ Atonal Festival – Berlin, DE
07/12/2012 @ Berghain – Berlin, DE
11/10/2013 @ Japanese tour
Recorded by URSSS in HD, Vladislav Performs a 50 minute live set in Milan. Not much needs to be said about this one- turn it up and zone in to a true master at work.
Stated as one of the most prolific and curious electronic artists in the field, Resident Advisor visited Berghain in December 2012 for an exclusive interview and photo shoot with Sasu Ripatti, talking over dancing, influences, creative process and live experiences with the Mortiz Von Oswald trio.
Vladislav Delay returns with his second LP via the German imprint ‘Raster-Noton’. 8 tracks of complex sound manipulation and delicate constructions, all bearing the organic evolutions and synthetic tact which Sasu Ripatti has established over the past decade. An equally progressive follow up to his 12″ release via Raster-Noton earlier this year, ‘Kuopio’ expands on the technical themes established his previous productions whilst maintaining the improvisational qualities and sonic freedom found within his live performances.
Preview the album via Soundcloud below:
Following up with the hugely well received ‘Espoo’ EP, Vladislav Delay’s highly anticipated forthcoming album ‘Kuopio’ is due to reach the same sought after status as his previous, sold out releases on labels such as Raster-Noton, Leaf, Huume & Echochord to name a few. Have a listen to the live set below (recorded at Bimhuis, Amsterdam) to get a feel of what to expect from him later this year.