Vladislav Delay
Whistleblower


5.0
classic

Review

by AnimalsAsSummit USER (28 Reviews)
March 23rd, 2018 | 35 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Aquatic networks for the new city

Vladislav Delay is a bit of an otherworldly force. For one, his music is as much acoustic, live instrumentation as it is electronic. Yet what makes him one of the most groundbreaking electronic composers ever (yep, I said it) is his ability to create compositions that sound like they were generated by machines or instruments that simply don't exist yet. But through this medium and in particular on, 'Whistleblower', he is able to take us to a sun drenched city of the inner mind.

The thing I think Vladislav does best is create a environment that is decidedly urban and futuristic in sound through a method of composing that is completely abstract and entirely his own. If you thought 'Confield' by Autechre was out there, you haven't heard anything yet. The music has glitch-eque qualities, but ultimately sounds so natural and warm in its recording style that the music begins to resemble what the future of post-rock may sound like if the experimentation that Talk Talk were flirting with was taken it to its furthest extreme. Its a very soothing yet chaotic and at times violent mix that truly is astounding and unheard of in music before this album was released.

This recording often brings back memories of walking down the streets of Chicago in the mid-2000s with everything feeling optimistic for the future. Maybe it was just me, I will never know. But this album's sound represents an ideal form that I saw electronic music moving towards and this album completes that imagined prophecy.

Sasu Ripatti's project remains a sophisticated and poignant artistic statement for music that doesn't have many comparisons. This is experimental music with ambient and electronic elements but no doubt it will bring to mind jazz, krautrock, post-rock and many other genres due to its organic yet alien nature that is almost impossible to describe. It is the stutterings of the aquatic networks of new city that has yet to be built.



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parksungjoon
March 23rd 2018


47235 Comments


posd and bookd

parksungjoon
March 23rd 2018


47235 Comments


DAE confield xDDDD

Relinquished
March 23rd 2018


48800 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ayy nice

AnimalsAsSummit
March 23rd 2018


6179 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

yeah this owns so hard. if you're looking for something truly incredible from modern electronic then look no further

parksungjoon
March 23rd 2018


47235 Comments


dude youve been pumping these out lately m/ hard

Orb
March 23rd 2018


9422 Comments


Gotta lurk

AnimalsAsSummit
March 24th 2018


6179 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

definitely do, this is phenomenal

mindleviticus
March 24th 2018


10521 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

All of this guys' stuff is the pinnacle of music

AnimalsAsSummit
March 24th 2018


6179 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

yes^^^ hard. this is still the future of electronic as far as im concerned. i am going to review anima next, and i will include more about Ripatti's background which is incredibly interesting.

Tb1114
September 17th 2018


748 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I thought y'all were some wackos just browsing through the tracks. But after a serious listen you guys are right. This guy's onto something.

AnimalsAsSummit
December 28th 2018


6179 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

^Hell yes. Needs a full listen to be understood and appreciated, but once it hits, its such a moving piece of music. Perfect ambient moving into the field of something totally new and unique.

GhandhiLion
December 28th 2018


17646 Comments


Nice to see this guy get a review. People need to check Entain.

AnimalsAsSummit
December 28th 2018


6179 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Entain is a massive listening experience. a totally different dimension that I need to explore more.

AnimalsAsSummit
January 25th 2019


6179 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

this album is massive, one of electronic music's watershed moments in the last 20 years

Tb1114
March 7th 2019


748 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Dropping back in to remind everyone how dope this is.

AnimalsAsSummit
March 8th 2019


6179 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

perfection

Trifolium
October 20th 2019


39291 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Checking this finally, loving it so far. Curious where it goes next.

Tb1114
December 5th 2019


748 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Bump

AnimalsAsSummit
April 12th 2020


6179 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

easiest 5 there ever was. vladislav puts atmosphere above it all and succeeds effortlessly.

AnimalsAsSummit
June 11th 2020


6179 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

If Talk Talk was more electronic and dub influenced, and made their last album, this would be it. Still one of the most genius things ever.



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