18–19 May 2019

Mika Vainio Birthday & Memorial Book Launch – an International Sound-Clash

** Very sad to announce that PainJerk is at the last minute unable to attend the Mika Vainio event this weekend. Full refunds available by messaging us at hi@cafeoto.co.uk **

A special event gathering together many of Mika’s old friends and collaborators to celebrate the publication of blastfirstpetite.com’s ’Psychopomp for M.T.V.’ in the form of a 250+ page, full colour, limited edition, hardback book containing photographs from the Vainio family archive; a broad range of artistic contributions (text, photographic and visual remembrances) from Mika's artist friends and collaborators; an updated and exhaustive MV discography; Jennifer Lucy Allen’s unedited transcript for her Wire magazine 2013 ”Invisible Jukebox', plus an exclusive CD of previously unreleased Pansonic performance recordings - ”Turku Moai - live on Rapa Nui”, gathered from their celebrated 2001 Round-The-World Tour.

Mika's brother Atte, & sister Aino will attend on the behalf of the Vainio family.

The book will be for sale at the event at the special price of £20 per copy.

+ A Pansonic/`Mika Vainio rareties ’garage sale / auction’
includes a few of the last known copies of Robert Green’s 1998 edition of 500 copies of his Pansonic ’Arctic Rangers’ collaboration record kits.

+ other Blast First oddities along with such Disobey club giveaway debris -including two sealed copies of the R.D James (Aphex Twin) sandpaper DJ gift envelope.

+ FREE PainJerk d/l catalogue from his super-rare ’Japanoise’ flyers archive for all ticket holders.