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Mika Vainio, currently based in Berlin (from September 2015 in Oslo/Norway), was one half of the minimal electronic duo Pan Sonic from Finland, (the other half was Ilpo Väisänen). Before starting Pan Sonic in the beginning of the 90's, Mika Vainio has played electronics and drums as part of the early Finnish industrial and noise scene.
His solo works, under his own name and under aliases like Ø, are known for their analogue warmth and electronic harshness. Be it abstract drone works or minimal avant techno, Vainio is always creating unique, physical sounds.
He has released on labels like editions Mego, Touch, Wavetrap and Sähkö and he has been producing among others with Alan Vega of Suicide, Keiji Haino, Chicks on Speed, John Duncan and Bruce Gilbert.
Other Projects :
MIKA VAINIO & ARNE DEFORCE
Performing @ Ruhrtriennale 2015
MIKA VAINIO & FRANCK VIGROUX
Performing @ Le Génerateur, Paris, France, festival Extension 2012, pt. 1 & pt. 2
More info on Franck Vigroux at: FRANCKVGROUX.COM
MIKA VAINIO / KEVIN DRUMM / AXEL DÖRNER / LUCIO CAPECE
Listen: "Venexia" (PAN 28) LP, PAN-ACT.COM/
Please get in touch for conditions, tech rider and free dates.
Out now :
Joséphine Michel / Mika Vainio - !Halfway To White (CD, Ltd, Har)" - Touch FOLIO 001
Arne Deforce & Mika Vainio - "Hephaestus" - Editions Mego
Recent releases :
Mika Vainio & Joachim Nordwall - " Monstrance" Touch88
Mika Vainio / Kevin Drumm / Axel Dörner / Lucio Capece - "Venexia" - Pan records, PAN 28
Mika Vainio booking contact : MO[AT]MEDIA-LOCA.COM
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