Finnish producer Sasu Ripatti is one of the most influential artists in electronic music, a pioneer whose rich output ranges from explorations of minimal techno, glitch, dub, deep house to electroacoustic sounds and even footwork under such aliases as Vladislav Delay, Luomo, Uusitalo, Sistol, and his surname.
Vladislav Delay is in constant flux - during the pandemic, he released no less than two albums. In 2020, Cosmo Rhythmatic released ‘Rakka,’ which presented Sasu Ripatti’s return to his most famous alias: Vladislav Delay. Rakka takes inspiration from the Finnish producer's time spent in the Arctic, influenced by the harsh, frozen environment of the tundra. In 'Rakka', dense clouds of noise and tectonic bass rumbles meet hints of harmony birthed by sharp tonal contrasts.
The second chapter on that same journey, “Rakka II,” is, as Ripatii puts it, “a romantic summer vision full of hope and optimism; after the brutalist vibes on Rakka, the storm has passed, and skies are clearing.”
At Norbergfestival, Vladislav Delay will be joined on stage by artist AGF, sound and visual artist, and poet with festivals such as Ars Electronica, Sonar, CTM, and Sonic Acts on her CV.
Taking off in Vladislav Delay’s two latest albums, they will perform a one-of-a-kind, beaming AV-piece in Kraftcentralen.