From Mille Plateaux
to Leaf, Staubgold and Carsten Nicolai
's Raster-Noton, ~scape, among others, or on his own label Ripatti, the Finnish artist Sasu Ripatti (born 1976) aka Vladislav Delay has been exploring various iterations of the “dub culture vs. Electronica”, since 1997. His sonic crafts and unique signature sound has been sought after by an eclectic range of bands and artists, ranging from Massive Attack, Hauschka, Black Dice, Autopoieses, Animal Collective or AGF. Somewhere between the old-school electronica culture, the soundscaping, the experimental paths of Lee Perry and Adrian Sherwood, ghostly clubbing anthems, minimalism, pop, jazz, without being influenced, Vladislav Delay is building a drifting and coherent sound enigma.