With kuopio, raster-noton releases the second full length album by vladislav delay aka sasu ripatti. The record features eight new songs which allow the listener to dive into delay s cosmos of deep and likewise organic sounds. Subtle yet complex electronic manipulations are used, resulting in a high degree of variation within every single track and a nearly imperceptible intensification of their density. Progressive and energetic rhythms play an important role as already indicated in his recent release espoo (r-n141), the EP which forms a bridge between his former album vantaa (r-n136) and kuopio, best illustrated by the track kulkee , meaning to move forward . Kuopio clearly represents a further attempt to depict the finnish landscape as well as its isolated charm, which is also obvious from its design and conceptional approach by referring to the city of kuopio.