Biography of Luomo
|Real name / ||Sasu Ripatti|
|Moniker(s) / ||Vladislav Delay, Uusitalo|
Under a raft of different names, this Berlin-based Finnish artist (born 1976 Sasu Ripatti) 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.
While his side-projects and remixes are there to flirt with more stable rhythms and dancefloor institutions, his main love as well as his background is in experimenting with different kind of sounds and rhythms; a quest to find some music not heard yet. His method of track production involves a mixture of synthesizing, vocal recording and live reprocessing. Many tracks have an organic feeling that pervades through rolling dubby basslines, vocal snippets.
His forte is rhythm. Having always been slightly sensitive and critical towards programmed "electronic" music in some ways (while liking it in many other ways), Vladislav Delay is always attempting to challenge himself. He maintains the importance in the fact that it is him that plays and uses the machines and not the other way around, while still taking the advantage of all technical advancements available today.
Ripatti has released EPs and albums on labels such as Force Tracks, Chain Reaction, Mille Plateaux, Resopal, Sigma Editions and Huume Recordings.