Entain

by Vladislav Delay

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“What that means for you is that the main tracks average out to about 18 minutes each. As one might imagine, this is a repetitive release. Sure, there are artists that can churn out 18 minute tracks and keep things changing up (most notibly is the 40-minute version of “Blue Room” by the Orb), but when one is discussing minimal electronic music, more often than not it’s going to involve some serious repetition. Delay creates tracks that are unsuspecting in a way. “Kohde” and “Poiko” start out with throbbling, gurgling low end pulses with drones drifting above them, and before you know it they’ve rumbled along for 10 minutes without doing anything too different. It’s like walking into water that you think is going to ankle deep and before you know it you’re in up to your shoulders. Little fragments come and go, meandering in and out of through the very liquid tracks, and if you listen closely there are moments that will catch your ear and pull you into things deeper. By the halfway mark on the aforementioned “Kohde,” there are all kinds of seemingly random elements wandering through the thick backbone of the track. Hisses and pops turn up every now and again and parts that border on melody creep through. There’s still sort of a groove, but you’d have to speed up the tempo for it to resemble anything other than a murky drift. It’s repetitive and slightly maddening if you’re having any sort of short attention span at all, but if you’re content to simply drift about as it ebbs and flows around you, it can be quite nice.” (Riview by Almost Cool)

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released January 1, 2000

Released on Mille Plateaux in 2000. Released in a Digipak. Both "Kohde" and "Ele" are licensed from Sigma Editions 1999 and different versions appeared on Vladislav Delay's "Ele" (SIGMA 005).

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