Sasu Ripatti, aka Vladislav Delay, is an intensely devoted musician and sound designer, who reinvents himself regularly, and is constantly exploring new mediums and ways to express his musical vision. For more than fifteen years, he has been experimenting under the moniker of various artistic capacities, shaping highly dynamic electronica with sonic constructions full of textural detail. He has experimented with ambient, broken beat, glitch as well as grooves and house music with soulful vocals. In addition he has collaborated with and worked for a wide range of artists ranging from Scissor Sisters and Craig Armstrong to AGF, Black Dice, Massive Attack, Towa Tei and Ryuichi Sakamoto.
His forte is the rhythm, even if so subtle at times. In fact, he may as well be classified as a ‘percussionist’ (actually he is originally a drummer) rather than an electronic musician despite the fact that in this way is how he mostly generates his sound and music. It is the beat and its possibilities which lie closest to his heart which further serves to explain why he has experimented with it from so many different musical angles. Having always been slightly sensitive and critical towards programmed ‘electronic’ music in some ways, the composer tries to challenge himself to look for his own personal sonic integrity.