For his first solo show in the UK, Vainio side-steps the direct intensity that Pan Sonic are so well known for and instead subtlety plays with the potential of the room's PA. Carefully modulated frequencies create a surprisingly warm and seductive narrative that is openly personal but yet less brooding than much of his other work. Download as a FLAC and rejoice in its technical composition.
1. 11.01.13 - Mika Vainio (45.24)
Recorded by James Dunn at Cafe OTO on Friday 11 January 2013. Mixed by James Dunn. Mastered by James Dunn. Photograph by Fabio Lugaro.
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Mika Vainio (born 1963, Helsinki, Finland - died 13 April, 2017, France, aged 53) was a Finnish electronic musician, composer and producer.
He began his musical career playing electronics and drums as part of the early Finnish industrial and noise scene. In 1993, together with Ilpo Väisänen and Sami Salo, he founded the minimal electronic group Pan Sonic. Sami Salo left Pan Sonic in 1996 and the project continued as a duo until disbanding in 2009. Vainio then established a successful solo career, often collaborating with experimental French composer Franck Vigroux.