Mika Vainio Vinyl, CD & tapes by Mika Vainio at Norman Records

Showing all 43 item(s) found.  

Ø (Mika Vainio)
ARC 1

A bittersweet release here: the first in a new series of archival releases from the unreleased vaults of Mika Vainio, sadly no longer with us. ARC 1 initiates the series with extracts from a long 1994 ambient piece created for an art-museum-related radio project, under his Ø alias. It’s a 12”, released by Sähkö Recordings, the keepers of the flame.
  • Vinyl 12" (MVARC1)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Ø and Panasonic
Sähkö - The Movie Soundtrack EP

Sähkö The Movie is a 1995 film by Jimi Tenor about the work of the legendary late Mika Vainio, featuring close-up footage of his activities and serving as an incredibly document of an era. This 12” release features tracks taken from the soundtrack, by both main group Pan Sonic (from before the legal trouble when they were still Panasonic) and Mika’s solo, more techno-focused enterprise Ø. Great material.
  • Vinyl 12" (SAHKO029)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Mika Vainio
Lydspor One & Two (Blue TB7 Series)

Taken from the recordings the late Mika Vainio made on his visit to the Moog Sound-lab in 2015, it's Lydspor One & Two. Lydspor is Danish for soundtrack, and here -- available for the first time, on two sides of vinyl and CD edition -- are the tracks documenting Vainio's tinkerings with the prototype Moog Modular System 55, a reverse-engineered edition replicating the 1970s classic synth. A second session was planned but sadly Vainio died before that could happen. The record is thus a fitting memorial to a wonderfully gifted, softly spoken man. On Moog Recordings Library.
  • Vinyl LP (RDM109)
  • £11.49 £4.99 (saving: £6.50)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Panasonic
Remix EP

Sold out

Philus
Tetra

Sold out

Pan Sonic
Oksastus

Pan Sonic were a long-running experimental electronic duo from Finland comprising of Mika Vainio (Ø, Philus) and Ilpo Väisänen (I-LP-O In Dub, I-LP-ON, Liima, Piiri). This release is a recording of a 2009 show in Ukraine just before their 2010 dissolution. It sees them on spellbinding form and is possibly an even more vital document since the sad passing of Mika Vaino in 2017. This is a second edition pressing of 300 copies.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (KVITNU33LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship

Gagarin Kombinaatti
83-85

Turns out that before Mika Vainio formed Pan Sonic as a means to explore sonic brutalism, he was in a band called Gagarin Kombinaati, making crushing industrial music. Although the ingredients are very different, that Vainio heaviness is definitely audible. All 12 tracks taken from original cassette recordings, released on Sakho.

Ø (Mika Vainio)
Olento

Sold out

Joséphine Michel & Mika Vainio
The Heat Equation

Joséphine Michel and Mika Vainio (Pan Sonic) teamed up on 2015’s 'Halfway To White', a release that combined Vainio’s music with a hardback book of Michel’s photographs. 'The Heat Equation' follows a similar formula, linking 69 photos of Michel’s with a CD of the late Vainio’s final UK show, a 2016 concert given in Ramsgate at the Contra Pop festival. The brutal, bracing noise Vainio made that night dovetails neatly with Michel’s multi-faceted images. Also included here is an introductory essay from Jeremy Millar and a postcard insert of Michel’s portrait of Vainio.

Mika Vainio
Reat

Although the Pan Sonic legend Mika Vainio sadly passed away earlier this year, his busy work ethic means that there is still unheard music that has been waiting for release. Reat is just such a thing: eight tracks of Mika’s trademark audio wranglings, with subtle drones and hammering noise power all in the mix. First release in years for the Elektro Music Department label.

Mika Vainio
M.T.V. 15.05.63 – 12.04.2017

This release is a book, an album, and a whole multimedia memorial to the wonderful late Mika Vainio. M.T.V. 15.05.63 - 12.04.2017 features exclusive family photographs, writings by Mika’s collaborators, a discography, Mika’s Wire Invisible Jukebox in full, and a CD of unreleased Pansonic live recordings. All housed in a hardback book, from Blast First Petite.

Vainio & Vigroux
Ignis

Sold out

Philus
Kolmio

Sold out

Mika Vainio, Ryoji Ikeda & Alva Noto
LIVE 2002

Sold out

Ø (Mika Vainio)
Oleva

Sold out

Mika Vainio & Franck Vigroux
Peau Froide, Léger Soleil

Sold out

Mika Vainio
Kilo

In 2013 the late Finnish mainstay Mika Vainio cropped up on Blast First Petite (Pan Sonic, Blood Sport) with the sort of casual masterpiece he made look routine. Kilo was as dense, dank and downright dark as anything Vainio had previously conjured up in his long and distinguished career. The blend of black-hearted electronics and hissing ambiences here are pretty close to Prurient.

Mika Vainio
Mannerlaata

Sold out

Pan Sonic
Atomin Paluu

This right here represents the final recordings of Finnish heavyweights Pan Sonic! Suitably for a group with such a brutalist sound, they were commissioned to soundtrack a documentary about building a nuclear power plant: construction recordings are integrated into Vainio and Vaisanen’s harsh digital structures, with award-winning results! Atomin Paluu is out on Blast First Petite.

Joséphine Michel & Mika Vainio
Halfway To White

Sold out

Mika Vainio/Kouhei Matsunaga
Split

Sold out

Mika Vainio
Time Examined

Sold out

Mika Vainio
Behind The Radiator

Sold out

Arne Deforce & Mika Vainio
Hephaestus

Sold out

Ø (Mika Vainio)
Konstellaatio

Sold out

Mika Vainio & Joachim Nordwall
Monstrance

This 2013 crusher from Mika Vainio & Joachim Nordwall comes back around to squash us all over again. Originally issued on Touch and now reissued on Nordwall's own iDEAL Recordings imprint, mastered at EMS, Stockholm and now with new artwork by Philip Marshall. This collaboration had the duo recording back in 2010 in Einstürzende Neubauten’s Berlin studio where they used drums, guitars and electronics to manifest a truly heavyweight, menacing sound that the likes of Emptyset would later go on to pursue.
  • Vinyl Double LP (iDEAL164)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

ÄÄNIPÄÄ
Through A Pre-Memory

Sold out

Mika Vainio
FE3O4

Sold out

Mika Vainio / Kevin Drumm / Axel Dorner / Lucio Capece
Venexia

Sold out

Mika Vainio
Rasputin 3000

Sold out

Mika Vainio
Life (...It Eats You Up)

Sold out

Mika Vainio
Black Telephone of Matter

Sold out

Mika Vainio/Kouhei Matsunaga/Sean Booth
3. Telepathics Meh In-sect Er Connection

Sold out

Mika Vainio
Vandal

Sold out

Lucio Capece & Mika Vainio
Trahnie

Sold out

Mika Vainio
Untitled / 20' To 2000.October

Sold out

Mika Vainio
Revvity

Sold out

Mika Vainio
Ydin

Sold out

Mika Vainio/ Chicks On Speed
Flame On

Sold out

Mika Vainio, Merzbow, Jason Forrest, Various
Yokomono Vol 3

Sold out