“Vantaa”, his first album on Raster-Noton, came out only five months ago, but Sasu Ripati is already testing new material for his upcoming two Vladislav Delay releases. At the end of May, there will be an EP entitled “Espoo” on Raster-Noton, as a warming up for a new album, “Kuopio”, which should come out in the second half of this year. Ripati played part of that material during his recent concert at the Bimhuis venue in Amsterdam. According to the Fin, “the set consists of almost only unreleased work-in-progress material for the forthcoming album. A broken mixer added some nice extra challenges for trying out all that new material in a live setting for the first time ever...” Pump up the volume if you want to hear the recording in all of its splendour.