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With Vantaa. Raster-Noton releases for the first time an album by Vladislav Delay aka Sasu Ripatti. Ripatti. one of the pioneers of electronic music of the last decade(s). who is known for several projects. has attracted our attention and received our respect most notably under his pseudonym Vladislav Delay. Vantaa will be the beginning of a long lasting collaboration. which will extend and deepen the spectrum of the label. whereas it falls in line with releases of. for example. William Basinski. Robert Lippok. or Mitchell Akiyama. Even though complex electronic manipulations are used. Vantaa wants to sound like a piece of nature. resulting in a mixture of techno/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 tranquilit