Wire ran a cover article on Sasu Ripatti (Vladislav Delay, Uusitalo, Luomo) last month with some shots of his awesome studio.

Interviews have been scarce, so it was very interesting to see how reliant his music is on hardware. If you’re familiar with him there’s bunch of stuff you would expect to see, a Nord, Space Echo, and bank of MoogerFoogers. But I have to wonder what he’s doing with that fish finder on his desk.

Check out the other photos here, here, here, and a larger version of the cover. If you’ve never heard Vladislav Delay check out the first track from ‘The Four Quarters’ [2005]. Download it for free here.