Raster-Noton presents a new album from Vladislav Delay aka Sasu Ripatti. The record features eight new songs which allow the listener to dive into Delay's cosmos of deep and likewise organic sounds. Subtle yet complex electronic manipulations are used, resulting in a high degree of variation within every single track and a nearly imperceptible intensification of their density. Progressive and energetic rhythms play an important role as already indicated on Espoo, the EP which forms a bridge between his former album Vantaa (R-N 136CD) and Kuopio, best illustrated by the track "Kulkee," meaning "to move forward." Kuopio clearly represents a further attempt to depict the Finnish landscape as well as its isolated charm, which is also obvious from its design and conceptual approach by referring to the city of Kuopio.
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So I was pleasantly surprised to listen to this one and find that it's in a somewhat similar wheelhouse but adds tunefulness and percussive elements in a more mainstream way. It doesn't sound much like selling out, but it's much, much more accessible than I usually expect this project to be. It's rewarding on repeated listens, and -- wow -- it's just not at all the "Vladislav Delay" I was expecting to hear and yet this other thing that's going on on KUOPIO is pretty warm and welcome. Terrific stuff.