Superb dub-techno experiments backed with a masterful remix from Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer*. Fresh from dropping his Vladislav Delay Quartet album, Sasu Ripatti is back with some of the lean, shifty dub-techno magic he’s historically best known for. ‘Latoma’ is reverb-drenched minimalism at its finest, its initially quite gentle, undulating rhythm building evolving gradually into a kind of scuffed industrial breakbeat. On ‘Korpi’ , a subtle, swung rhythm is bathed in oceanic synth tones and motored along by lushly treated double bass licks that are good enough to eat. Villalobos teams up with NSI/Sun Electric/Moritz Von Oswald Trio man Max Loderbauer for a daringly broken, out-there remix for the heads, its jazz-wise electro-acoustic textures framed by an emaciated halfstep rhythm and tremulous radiophonic embellishments. Tramples all over the competition, this one.
released June 1, 2011
Recorded, produced and mastered by Sasu Ripatti. Distributed by Kompakt. Publishing by Basic Channel for Universal.