The latest album from Sasu Ripatti's Vladislav Delay comes close on the heels of his last, one which broke the mold he's set and ventured further into jazz and power electronics than ever before. Vantaa on the other hand is just what we've come to love from the Finnish artist; full of dub-wise atmospherics and skittering beats. Its an edgy (in the paranoid sense, not the buzz-word sense), minimal wonderland that draws the listener into its mechanical, acetic charms. It seems that Ripatti's time with Moritz Von Oswald has been spent wisely. The dubplate dessert that he's created on more than a few tracks recalls the tone of the Trio's last few records. Similarly fans of the Basic Channel acetic have much to celebrate here and those unfamiliar with Vadislav will quickly find Vantaa occupying much of their time, drawing the listener deeper and deeper into a sonic rabbit hole with each listen. It seems winter may have an early contender for a soundtrack.
Listen: Vladislav Delay - Narri
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