Longing for summer: Vladislav Delay – Levite
Track Levite taken from Vladislav Delay’s latest album Vantaa. Released by Raster-Noton.
Even though complex electronic manipulations are used, Vladislav Delay wants to sound like a piece of nature, resulting in a mixture of techno/dub and organic textures. The tracks oscillate between a decadent, greyish, post-industrial sound cloud and the intimate atmosphere of a vast and desolate finnish landscape. Vladislav plays with tiny rhythmic bricks that drift and collapse, but nevertheless create spaces that radiate calmness and tranquility. Being an experienced producer, he uses his know-how to layer compact sound fabrics in unusual ways. In this case, these elements arouse associations with gushing water, crackling wood, or growing grass. The tracks on Vantaa merge into each other and their density escalates with „lauma“ into an energetic climax, which is all at once the ecstatic, shamanic and truly moving peak of the album.