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This long out-of-print classic from Vladislav Delay was originally released by the Chain Reaction imprint back at the turn of the century and is, for our money at least, the finest album in the hugely impressive Delay canon. Now remastered and given some lovely new artwork, Delay’s own Huume imprint have seen fit to bring it back to life. “Multila” is an album drenched in murky reverb and cavernous production, elongated 4/4 variations that revolve around heavy bass transitions and wired synths, mangled up with Delay’s signature sound, floating between stripped Techno and beatless washes of sound so dense Thomas Koner would be proud. The album is dominated by the 22-minute “Huone”, a track that most brings to mind the minimal manoeuvres of the Sahko imprint, gradually picking up aural detritus in the form of washed-out strings and broken basslines that seem to adapt and mutate every few bars. It’s a structure that holds out throughout the album and makes for a captivating listen over it’s 73 minute lifespan – and with the benefit of hindsight and a number of brilliant follow-up albums since its original release, its clearer now than ever before just how individual and distinctive this producer is. Immense. (Review by Boomkat)
released January 1, 2000
This album compiles the tracks from the Chain Reaction EPs "Huone" and "Ranta".
To me, this album sounds like a dying planet that was once full of life, but is now mostly desert with a few pockets of water. This music creates such specific pictures like that, and that's why I enjoy it so much. ggrimes65