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ARTIST
TITLE
On The Bright Side
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
PHC 004CD PHC 004CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/11/2010

"As part of the 2010 rebirth of Vladislav Delay-as-Sistol, he's recorded a startling new full-length record entitled On the Bright Side. Influenced and inspired by a range of a year's worth of experimentations -- with everything from vividly narcotic flashbacks and memories; to his production work and touring alongside the legendary Moritz von Oswald; to the vast array of ideas that Ripatti immersed himself in while reading aboard long flights from one gig to the next (or when squirreled away at his new home on the remote island of Hailuoto in northern Finland). Yet almost despite all these experimentations, On the Bright Side is a surprisingly bold, poppy record, sounding far closer to a Luomo record than, say, a Vladislav Delay record. Ripatti has taken the brightness of the album's title and wholly literalized and given it corporeal form with a range of garishly vibrant and buoyant synth melodies, alongside stroboscopic basslines that glitter loudly from one track to the next...each somehow managing to retain an air of practiced delicacy throughout the mix."