- Due in June, the LP marks a change of style from Vladislav Delay's previous work.
Sasu Ripatti, AKA Vladislav Delay, has officially joined the Planet Mu family.
For his first full-length offering on Mike Paradinas' label, Ripatti drew on New York-style rap, electro, breakbeats and footwork to create Fun is Not a Straight Line. Influenced by DJ Premier, DJ Screw and DJ Rashad, the eleven-track album reveals a different side of the Finnish producer, whose recent work spans house, techno, dark ambient and experimental.
Landing on June 25th, Fun is Not a Straight Line is described as Ripatti's most "most accessible and unashamedly enjoyable album" in recent years. "I bought Nas's Illmatic when it came out in '94 and have more or less been listening to rap since," the prolific artist said in a statement. "I'm not really sure why now, but that rap influence wanted to come through."
The LP's fifth track, "Flowers," was previously released late last year as part of Planet Mu's 25-year anniversary compilation. In February, the veteran composer also revealed a new album, Rakka II, as Vladislav Delay.
Listen to "speedmemories" from Fun is Not a Straight Line.
07. 90 dreams
08. wants interlude
11. girl is hip
Planet Mu will release Fun is Not a Straight Line on June 25th, 2021.