Having recently worked on the soundtrack for The Revenant and collaborating with Sly & Robbie, Vladislav Delay (Chain Reaction, Mille Plateaux, Raster-Noton etc.) returns with his first solo record for half a decade. Rakka is a series of dark, brutal noisescapes, inspired by Sasu Ripatti's time recently spent in the Arctic Circle and the harsh realities of survival in extreme situations. 

Limited Vinyl LP £16.99 CR011LP

Repress LP on Cosmo Rhythmatic. Mastered at D&M Berlin.

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Rakka by Vladislav Delay
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9/10 Ant 05 March 2020

Over the past five years or so, Cosmo Rhythmatic has been absolutely killing it with crushers from Vainio & Vigroux, die ANGEL, Sophia Loizou, King Midas Sound, Tunes Of Negation to name a few. Once again the label hits the high watermark with a stone-cold annihilator.

‘Rakka’ is comprised of seven colossal, cone crumpling, brutal sonic sculptures from Vladislav Delay who seems to have switched gear into blast the flesh from your skeleton with sound mode. Apparently his time spent in the remote wilderness, and harsh conditions have given him an increased appreciation for more extreme sounds. ‘Rakka’ feels like a force of nature - a new kind of weather system erupting in the aether. Think of the ominous vibes of Thomas Köner's ‎Nunatak, Teimo, Permafrost trilogy where you fear a blistering arctic storm could sweep in and consume you. This album basically IS the storm and wreaks havoc with its meticulously crafted sheets of granular noise and intricate sound design.

An almighty HUMDINGER of a record that’s got me fist-pumping the air like a maniac. File under badass motherfukker.

8/10 Pawel Customer rating (no review), 24th April 2020


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