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In September 2011 Luomo (aka Vladislav Delay) returned with his fifth album release Plus is taking the songwriter abilities of Ripatti to a new level, dwelling deep into first generation Chicago house and the pop sensibilities of 80s London, coupled with his impeccable crossover pop appeal. Never going for a one formula approach, Plus has a distinct Luomo sound – hypnotic, sexy and delicately insistent, rhythms following a self-movement and never standing still. Conquering the world of electronics with a hi-tech approach, PLUS is still grabbing the listener mostly because of the soul infused into the works. Sometimes cold and brittle, other times warm and ductile, the deeply layered backgrounds make way for outstanding vocal performances which are this time credited to the cryptically named Chicago Boys, a shy boy group of more or less known vocalist.
released September 9, 2011
Written, produced and mastered by Sasu Ripatti. Vocals by Chicago Boys. Published by Universal Music Publishing Group. Distributed by Wordandsound. Manufactured by Optimal Media Production. Design by Peter Prautzsch. Front Cover Features "Big Bang" by Anni Rapinoja.
It really looks like the cover photo is of a specific area in Hampi India. Hampi is a wonderful and magical area and whether the photo is actually of that or not, the subtle Indian-vocals that anchor the morning side capture the ancient magic.
I look forward to returning to India and listening to this, tea in hand as I sit at the base of an ancient Shiva temple. All this is full, all that is full, from fullness fullness comes. when fullness is taken from fullness, fullness still remains. ❤️ David Miller