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ARTIST
TITLE
Anima
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
HUUME 015CD HUUME 015CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/13/2008

Huume Recordings re-release of Vladislav Delay's (Luomo) classic Mille Plateaux album, originally released in 2001, including a previously-unreleased alternate version. Anima is an opus of over 60 minutes, a continuous mix that reveals itself beyond audio design. Delay succeeds in developing his new, atypical methods of production: rather than familiar electronic traits of looping sounds, Anima continually develops in an organic flow, thus giving the interpretation that perhaps the music is less a digital excursion and more an instrumental development. Vladislav Delay is setting on potentials, effects and impulses of the never-heard: a new world of audio. Furthermore: the word "anima" is a psychological term meaning "an inner feminine part of the male personality." Both the artwork and the music, demure and beautiful, perfectly reflect these qualities. The original song is indexed as a single 62-minute track, a continuous flow that constantly, unpredictably shifts gears while retaining recurrent themes and coherence. The sound set is a vast, atmospheric sonic sandbox of Arctic synth pads, low-end blips and throbs, fragments and smears of fractured audio and an expansive selection of percussive minutiae. Melody and rhythm are sometimes more implied than expressed, allowing your brain to fill in the blanks, and at other times they coalesce effortlessly, flawlessly and gracefully all on their own. The recording marked a decisive change and break in Delay's production style from programming/sequencing to playing live; the whole album was played from beginning to finish in full takes, instrument by instrument and sound by sound with only a minimum of editing or post-production. The original recording is joined by the author's previously-unreleased favorite version of Anima at a slower speed. Edited and produced in 2008, it's a collage/remix of the original, offering a different view of this important piece of electronic music.