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Artist: VAINIO, MIKA
Title: Kilo
Format: Double LP
Label: Blast First Petite
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Double LP version. Mika Vainios first solo album for Blast First sees him return to his classic power electronics/heavy beats approach that made Pan Sonic garner a worldwide reputation. The album developed from Vainios recent live sets to make 10 tersely-titled tracks inspired by the shipping container industry." - Blast First Petite.

Artist: VAINIO, MIKA
Title: Rasputin 3000
Format: 7"
Label: Comfortzone
Country: Austria
Price: $13.00
"Mika Vainio, currently based in Berlin, is one-half of the groundbreaking minimal electronic duo Pan Sonic. Before starting Pan Sonic in the beginning of the 90s, 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 analog warmth and electronic harshness. Producing either abstract drone works or minimal avant techno, Vainio always creates unique, physical sounds." -Comfortzone.

Artist: VAINIO, MIKA
Title: Mannerlaatta
Format: Triple LP
Label: Ideal Recordings
Country: Sweden
Price: $29.00
"Mannerlaatta ("Tectonic Plate") is Mika Vainios soundtrack for a "74 minute Lettrist film made entirely without a camera" by Finnish film maker Mika Taanila; his third following their previous collaborations: 2002s A Physical Ring and 2015s Return Of The Atom (the soundtrack was released by Blast First Petite in 2016 as Atomin Paluu - PTYT 086CD/LP, 2016). The music was written very early on in the films two-and-a-half year development, and subsequently held a strong sway over the rhythm of the films editing and visual narration - which takes place as a series of black and white images made from photocopying various travel documents, which were later photographed onto 35mm reversal film in a darkroom, and overlaid with text by poet Harry Salmenniemi. As Vainio tends to use a set-up of a homebuilt kit, unchanged from his very earliest productions, each new release is effectively a subtle alteration/refinement of his brutalist but tactile process of creation. And, going by that timeline of events, wed speculate that Mannerlaatta was conceived somewhere in the wake of his staggering Kilo (PTYT 076CD/LP, 2013) and the much sweeter Konstellaatio side as Ø, which is roughly where its aesthetics also lie. The 50 minute score breaks down to six sections, each exploring the full frequency spectrum of his patented, greyscale tonal palette, largely swerving a fixed rhythmic meter to occupy a weightless, out-of-reach mid-ground that seduces us headlong into his chasmic designs and best suits the black and white film imagery. Key to the recordings appeal - as with most Vainio gear - is that peripheral sense of spatial dynamic and his unpredictable manipulation of amplitude; whether dangling the listener over abyssal sub-bass dimensions, needling with icy prongs, or occasionally alleviating the tension with teasing pads which evaporate back into the æther as though they were never there, ultimately leaving the listener at rapt and at his mercy for the duration. Mastered by Denis Blackham; Cover design by Nullvoid." - Ideal Recordings.

Artist: VAINIO, MIKA
Title: Lydspor One & Two (Blue TB7 Series)
Format: CD
Label: Moog Recordings Library
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"Mika Vainio visited the Moog Sound-Lab in April 2015. He made one his last known solo studio recordings in the form of two vinyl-sized, side-long pieces entitled Lydspor, Danish for "soundtrack". Mika worked almost exclusively with the labs Moog Modular System 55. This UK sound-lab instrument is the sole prototype model (containing several golden filters) of Moogs sold-out reverse-engineered edition (only 55 units) recreating the 1970s classic. On completion of his sessions Mika announced: "I could work with this machine for the rest of my life... I would need nothing else." A second Moog session was planned but tragically Mika died in an accident in April 2017, shortly after he had approved the vinyl mastering.

Moog Recordings Library is new record label established specifically to release limited editions of recorded works, sessions, concerts, and audio experiments utilizing The Moog Sound Lab UK (Est. 2015). Moog Recordings Library announces its launch with three separate releases, from The Grid (RDM 102CD/LP), Mika Vainio, and Hieroglyphic Being (RDM 121CD/LP). Each of the three releases is an album length session recorded with The Moog Sound Lab UK, an open loan studio from Moog Music Inc (USA) designed to encourage the making of new electronic works and to welcome UK based artistic and public access with the aim to broaden experimentation and practical hands-on knowledge with high spec analogue and digital electronic instruments. The portable studio was specially designed by Moog Inc and is centered around one of their rarest instruments, the 2014 limited edition reissue of their legendary 1960s System 55 analog synthesizer system -- the Stradivarius of modular synths. Originally established in 2015 to mark the 10th anniversary of Dr Robert Moogs passing, the Moog Sound Lab UK was first seen publicly at the Barbican Arts Centres three-day "Moog Concordance Vol 1" event -- a celebration of Bob Moogs contribution to contemporary music." - Moog Recordings Library.

Artist: VAINIO, MIKA
Title: Lydspor One & Two (Blue TB7 Series)
Format: LP
Label: Moog Recordings Library
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Mika Vainio visited the Moog Sound-Lab in April 2015. He made one his last known solo studio recordings in the form of two vinyl-sized, side-long pieces entitled Lydspor, Danish for "soundtrack". Mika worked almost exclusively with the labs Moog Modular System 55. This UK sound-lab instrument is the sole prototype model (containing several golden filters) of Moogs sold-out reverse-engineered edition (only 55 units) recreating the 1970s classic. On completion of his sessions Mika announced: "I could work with this machine for the rest of my life... I would need nothing else." A second Moog session was planned but tragically Mika died in an accident in April 2017, shortly after he had approved the vinyl mastering.

Moog Recordings Library is new record label established specifically to release limited editions of recorded works, sessions, concerts, and audio experiments utilizing The Moog Sound Lab UK (Est. 2015). Moog Recordings Library announces its launch with three separate releases, from The Grid (RDM 102CD/LP), Mika Vainio, and Hieroglyphic Being (RDM 121CD/LP). Each of the three releases is an album length session recorded with The Moog Sound Lab UK, an open loan studio from Moog Music Inc (USA) designed to encourage the making of new electronic works and to welcome UK based artistic and public access with the aim to broaden experimentation and practical hands-on knowledge with high spec analogue and digital electronic instruments. The portable studio was specially designed by Moog Inc and is centered around one of their rarest instruments, the 2014 limited edition reissue of their legendary 1960s System 55 analog synthesizer system -- the Stradivarius of modular synths. Originally established in 2015 to mark the 10th anniversary of Dr Robert Moogs passing, the Moog Sound Lab UK was first seen publicly at the Barbican Arts Centres three-day "Moog Concordance Vol 1" event -- a celebration of Bob Moogs contribution to contemporary music." - Moog Recordings Library.

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