The most productive moniker of Finnish electronic musician Sasu Ripatti, Vladislav Delay constructs fractured soundscapes that evoke the vast, barren Arctic tundra, yet often radiate a warmth inspired by dub reggae. While Ripatti has produced more DJ-friendly techno and house his work as Vladislav Delay generally consists of lengthy, semi-improvised mutations of dub, ambient, glitch, noise, and avant-jazz.
In 2020 he released Rakka, an intense, punishing Delay solo effort, which came out on Cosmo Rhythmatic. Rakka II, brighter and more beat-driven than its predecessor, arrived in 2021. Fun Is Not a Straight Line, a full-length inspired by footwork and hip-hop credited simply to Ripatti, appeared on Planet Mu soon afterward.