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Mika Vainio, based in Oslo/Norway, has published solo recordings under his birth name and under a series of pseudonyms including Ø, Kentolevi, Philus and Tekonivel as well as together with Ilpo Väisänen as Pan Sonic (formerly Panasonic).
In the beginning of the 90's Mika Vainio has played electronics and drums as part of the early Finnish industrial and noise scene.
Nowadays, his solo works 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 :
Mika Vainio and Franck Vigroux have released their collaborative album "Peau Froide, Léger Soleil" on Cosmo Rhythmatic in October 2015
More info: us1.campaign-archive2
Out Soon :
"Gagarin Kombinaatti" will be re-released on Sähko sublabel PUU in November 2015.
Originally recorded in 1983-85. Edited from original cassette recordings by Mika Vainio.
More info: sahkorecordings.com/puu
Recent releases :
Joséphine Michel / Mika Vainio - "Halfway To White (CD, Ltd, Har)" - Touch FOLIO 001
Arne Deforce & Mika Vainio - "Hephaestus" - Editions Mego
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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