sasu ripatti (aka vladislav delay) flexes supple footwork-techno muscle with the 5th in his forward dancefloor series. following a crackshot collaboration with twwth, this edition is leaner, more spacious, conducting a stoic blend of aerated atmospheres and teetering rhythms driven by staggered, crumpling drums in #54 , and a ruggedly fluid sort of electro-footwork syncopation finding a sort of strange, centred, quasi-speed peace in the snake-styled writhe of #46 . drop em like they re hot...
the latest in vladislav delayís new label series finds the man himself & max loderbauer (nsi, sun electric) on top, uncompromising form. operating somewhere between wolfgang voigt s pounding waltzes and the tunnelling techno of rrose, the a-side s #2 tucks up militant triplets and chaotic, streaming synthlines to febrile effect. over on the flip #6 involves a hyper-accelerated production sounding something like dj stingray and villalobos having it out at breakneck momentum with a gush of stepping drum percolations and bouncing micro-melodies peaking for a delirious climax. itís properly maladjusted business, and all... more
ripatti is a new label from sasu ripatti, better known to the world as vladislav delay. envisaged as a studio diary of sorts, the label will be cataloguing ongoing experiments made by sasu in his studio on his own and alongside various collaborators. this first twelve features two extended productions from sasu under his own name, feeding into the emergant techno/footwork nexus and delivering something far removed from the submerged dub variants he made his name with on his classic 12-s and albums for chain reaction and mille plateaux. instead, they continue the percussive experiments which he started to explore on last... more
sasu ripatti links with the legendary max loderbauer (nsi., sun electric, mvo trio) as heisenberg for two knotty, complex riddim trips on his -studio diary- imprint. adopting the mantle of the eponymous fictional meth chef*, the duo conduct fevered but controlled experiments in frayed, often frantic grooves eaten up with dissonant, freeform electronics. a-side is a 125bpm techno tunnel groove with offset bass hits embedded in a swarm of combustible modular chain reactions that dissolve to a gurgling breakdown and reassemble in freakier form. b-side is a full-pelt stepper operating at 90/180bpm like one of the early, hi-tempo... more
vladislav delays first ambient album in over a decade. sasu ripatti is one of electronic musics most prolific and eclectic producers. throughout the last two decades ripatti has explored every imaginable genre with over 20 albums under aliases such as luomo and sistol. a classically trained percussionist, the finnish native has also performed as a part of the moritz von oswald trio and his own vladislav delay quartet.