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Pan Sonic
Beyond Space And Time Sampler

New Japanese label, Beyond Space And Time have made a one-sided 7” sampler for a forthcoming compilation. This taster features music by Finnish electronic group, Pan Sonic. The record is compiled by DJ Nobu and features the track 'Lähetys / Transmission' from the duo's 2007 CD-only album 'Katodivaihe / Cathodephase' released on Blast First Petite. DJ Nobu says of the piece that the production is done with such meticulous care it makes it magical. Pan Sonic featured the late Mika Vainio who also recorded under a number of different aliases, alongside Ilpo Väisänen.
  • Vinyl 7" (BEST 000)
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  • Limited edition

Ø (Mika Vainio)
Olento

Olento was the third album on Finnish techno institution Sahko from electronics whizz, fellow countryman and one half of Pan Sonic Mika Vainio under his Apple Mac-unfriendly Ø moniker. Unlike his work with his parent band these are more experimental and abstract journeys into ambience but marked as always by the playful minimalism that Vainio was noted for. 
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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.
  • Vinyl LP (EMD020)
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  • 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.

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)
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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.

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.
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Vainio & Vigroux
Ignis


Mika Vainio, Ryoji Ikeda & Alva Noto
LIVE 2002

Live 2002 is the recording of the collaboration between these three greats of sonic experimentation, Mika Vaino, Ryoji Ikeda, and Alva Noto. Recorded in Newcastle's BALTIC Centre, the one off performance drew attention to the noise floor generated by the equipment they used, and contorted it into twisted shapes.

Mika Vainio & Franck Vigroux
Peau Froide, Léger Soleil

Peau Froide, Leger Soleil by Mika Vaino and Franck Vigroux sees the pair mixing their styles to create a work that spans the full spectrum between minimum and maximum. Vigroux creates the space whilst Vaino's robust and brutal production creates the framework. The third release on Cosmo Rhythmatic which emphasises the label’s ethos in producing uncompromising music.

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.

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

Audio-visual splendour here from photographer Joséphine Michel and austere electronic noisemaker (and ex-Pan Sonic man) Mika Vainio. High-grade coffee-table-standard hardback book and a 60 minute disc of new sonic material, presented with Touch’s usual high levels of attention to detail.
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Mika Vainio/Kouhei Matsunaga
Split


Arne Deforce & Mika Vainio
Hephaestus

In which the cello of serious Contemporary music performer Arne Deforce is processed and manipulated by former Pan Sonic innovator Mika Vainio, who also provides electronics of his own. Thematically, Hephaestus explores the Greek Underworld myth, and I have to say, the textures of this record sound perfect for the setting. On Editions Mego.

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)
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  • Last copy

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


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


Lucio Capece & Mika Vainio
Trahnie


Mika Vainio/ Chicks On Speed
Flame On


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


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