inspired by the darkness

Vladislav Delay »
Darkness inspires the artist’s most organic album
Perched above the Arctic Circle, Sasu Ripatti’s hometown never gets a full day of sunlight during winter. This can make some people eat more; others feel disconnected from reality. But Oulu, Finland’s winter was perfect season for Ripatti’s organic work as Vladislav Delay. Unlike the process behind his brighter records as Luomo, working on Tummaa needed solitude. “Some people get sleepy or depressed, some really become night-active and creative, some turn to all kinds of drugs,” he explains. “I find it very inspiring to see nature struggle like that.”

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