Made up of Sasu Ripatti, Lucio Capece, Derek Shirley and Mika Vainio, the new group will release their first album in May.
Ripatti has always been a man of many projects, producing on his own as Vladislav Delay, Luomo and Sistol, with each guise differing greatly in style. Not much is known about the sound of his new group, but it has at least a few things in common with the Moritz von Oswald Trio: both are released through Honest Jon's Records and feature an electro-acoustic ensemble with Ripatti on percussion. Other members of the lineup are Sähko mainstay Mika Vainio, who handles electronics and processing, and live instrumentalists Derek Shirley and Lucio Capece (the latter of whom appeared on the Vladislav Delay's 2009 album Tumaa). Those two play double bass, bass clarinet and soprano sax.
The album is mixed and produced by Ripatti himself. Artwork is arranged by Will Bankhead, with an original piece by Katharina Immekus.
01. Minus Degrees, Bare Feet, Tickles
02. Santa Teresa
03. Des Abends
05. Killing the Water Bed
08. Salt Flat
Honest Jon's will release Vladislav Delay Quartet in May 2011.