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Vladislav Delay

Anima

(Huume; US: 13 May 2008; UK: 28 Apr 2008; Canada release date: 29 Apr 2008)

Those who adore Pole and the ambient works of Brian Eno should be well aware of this one by now. If not, Huume has seen fit to repress the 2001 classic that Sasu Riputti (Luomo, Vladislav Delay) originally released to cult worship on Mille Plateaux. As ever, the hour-long album title track rambles across abstract analog soundscapes with lagging dub beats occasionally fluttering past. The original vinyl pressing split the behemoth into several parts, but this reissue is staying true to its originator, overlooking a ten-minute bonus cut. The track in question “Anima (Version)” is a new collage style remix that reconstitutes the title track into a much more easily digestible nugget. Even with that, I find the Pole albums much more memorable and attention grabbing, but I suppose that’s part of the point. Anima is the perfect sketchy comedown album, and you don’t want to remember every second of that.

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Compelled to words by music since 2004, Ranta's words have appeared in such esteemed publications as Exclaim!, Tiny Mix Tapes, CBC Music, and PopMatters. He also regularly votes for the Polaris Music Prize, Village Voice Pazz & Jop, Juno Awards, and in all local, provincial, and federal elections. Based in East Vancouver, he's been known to a rave and/or rant, cat whisper, play basketball, pessimistically root for the Canucks, and read far too many comment sections. He graduated with distinction from SFU in 2012, with a bachelor's degree in music.


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