Those who have visited this blog of mine earlier surely know my fixation about Pan Sonic (perviously known as Panasonic) & Mika Vainio with all his aliases. Here’s “Aaltopiiri”, Pan Sonic’s fourth album from the year 2000. I bought this treasure via Discogs few months ago and the seller was kind enough adding some extra with the album, “Selections From Aaltopiiri” twelve-inch promo. Minimal, electronic, abstract is the field we are playing here and this surely ain’t music for everybody’s […]
Last full-length from Mika Vainio’s alias, Ø. beautiful record from my most favourite electronic artist. As we all know (and if you did not, you will), Mika Vainio died accidentally few months ago in France and sad but true that reflects straight to prizes of the records he was involved with. I bought this album with 12″ Syväys straight from Sähkö Recordings little before his passing to the other side. Huge lost. Now that I have listened this album several times […]
Few months ago I purchased Pan Sonic’s soundtrack album for Mika Taanila’s film “Atomin Paluu” and here we have another soundtrack for another film. This time we are talking about Mika Vainio’s (other part of the Pan Sonic) soundtrack for Taanila’s new film “Mannerlaatta” (A Tectonic Plate). Well, this is minimal, electronic & experimental, what else we could expect? Yet another masterpiece from this pioneer of minimal electronic music. Taanila’s film is a feature-length Lettrist film, made entirely without a camera […]
Lately I’ve been purchasing releases where Mika Vainio has been involved and here’s one again. Back in the days I had this “Keimola E.P.” by one of Vainio’s aliases, Kentolevi, but I sold it years ago (probably because I needed money for beer or something..). After ordering that Pan Sonic’s latest release I decided to go after other Vainio releases and then I found this “promotional” copy of Keimola E.P. from Discogs. As shown in the picture above, cover has […]
Haha.. Surprisingly I had to purchase this. Latest from Pan Sonic, my all-time-favourite experimental-electronic-group. Atomin Paluu (Return of the Atom) is a soundtrack for a document film about world biggest nuclear reactor Olkiluoto 3 (building started in 2005 and is still going on) located here in Finland. The whole project has been a giant failure.. With this recording, Väisänen & Vainio once again proofs that Pan Sonic is and will be one of the most powerful minimalistic electronic duo existed. […]
Ha! At last this one is available on vinyl. Ø, better know as Mika Vainio and his third album under this alias. I have been preaching about this gentleman’s influence on my music taste since I started this blog and it’s obvious that I will never stop it. Of course I also realize that this kind of experimental music is way too odd for some but that is really not my problem. Available via Boomkat (initial copies on transparent blue vinyl). […]
And after blackened, doomed, stoned, psyched records it’s time to sit down and let these atmospheric soundscapes to ease your mind. Latest release from Michael Tanner aka Plinth is filled with ambient, drone, experimental & minimalist folk tunes carrying you some distant place where you can rest your troubled mind. Beautiful record. Limited to 300 copies and sold out from the source, Kit Records but seems that Norman Records & Juno both has some copies available to purchase.. beauty.
Haa.. my obsession to Panasonic / Pan Sonic / Ø / Philus / Tekonivel / Kentolevi etc. everything that has something to do with Mika Vainio forces me to purchase releases like this one. After all hearing Panasonic (Mika Vainio / Ilpo Väisänen) first time twenty years ago changed my perception of music in general. That twenty-years old indie-hipster (former metalhead) experienced a heavenly intervention while hearing Panasonic’s Vakio for the first time. I was totally sold, it was an album that […]
Phil Collins yes, but not that one.This is a strange collaboration/compilation of ambient, electronical, kraut, experimental, industrial, etc.. music with artists like Pye Corner Audio, Heroin In Tahiti, Demdike Stare, David Sylvian just to name few. Strange record but some how very beautiful record. If you are interested to know more about this project I suggest you to visit Nero magazine. First pressing was limited to 500 copies and when it sold out there came 2nd pressing, identical to first […]
Minimal.. This one I picked up from that usual place, post office, yesterday. Some strange way this release reminds of those times I found Panasonic and electronic music. I came across with this album via OMG Vinyl, blog I have been reading years, and that’s the place you should follow too. This double album on this colorway is limited to 100 copies and there’s some still left on Semantica’s BandCamp site for you to purchase! — —
This double album by Bing & Ruth also arrived few days ago. I don’t really know what version this is because as far as I know the other disc should be on purple vinyl (so is this repress or what? I honestly thought that I was purchasing colored version with one purple and one blue disc..). Interesting. Yep, and about the music on these discs, this is minimal, classical ambient. Music for late evenings and like so many other records, […]
And yet another one from Low Point. Actually this has been on my BandCamp wishlist for a while and like that Apalusa album, I got this on half price. Even though I don’t know anything about ambient/drone “genre” I find this album quite beautiful, love these tunes and sounds this lovely black disc is providing. I can picture myself listening this via headphones while watching the city lights on the balcony.. Limited to 200 copies and available from Low Point. […]
I know, this little one might be too much for some but I find these releases by Black Thread fascinating.. There’s some kind of deep sadness, longing for some distance place/time embracing this little one. This is minimal/ambient/experimental/droned/looped/beautiful.. hard to describe. I could listen this continuously. This limited release (20 copies) is sold out now, and I’m very happy that I purchased one. Surely I’m going to purchase every future releases from this artist. Precious little one indeed. —
Even though I’m still pissed of (you can see why from my previous post).. This awesome split album saved my day (more like whole week). Beautiful release, folk and very strange minimal, droned sounds or whatever but surely sounds awesome. This is limited to 100 copies so if you are after something different, beautiful, touching just purchase this one. There’s something very magical here.. Really glad that I came across with this album. In this case a sound paints a […]
Uuuh.. it was year 1995 and this band (those days known as Panasonic) blew my mind with their debut album, Vakio. With that record I took my first steps towards electronic music, ice breaker. I even saw them live once and it was mind-blowing experience (very confusing and pressing, in best possible way). And now here comes their live album, Oksastus. This came from Boomkat today and I’m excited, once again. For me this is electronic music at its best. […]
This came today. Collaboration of Duane Pitre & ELEH and sounds quite nice. Important Records has been releasing very interesting records lately and I have noticed that. About this record, chilling ambient/drone and perfect for listening with your headphones on. I Like this one (as I like so many other records). This is available from Important Records (art edition is limited to 300 copies and costs $30), but you can also purchase regular version from the same source, Important (regular […]
Oh, I was horrified when I picked this up from the Post office today.. package looked like it has been used as a Frisbee. With rising blood pressure and red in my eyes I opened the package and found this one in it.. ..twelve-inch EP and cover with bends, bumbs, paint etc.. and then I realized that this is just how it should look like! Brilliant! This is awesome EP from Snakepiss and the cover itself tells its own story, […]
And this one, that came today. Nice little record filled with excellent/amazing tunes. If you are tired of listening those mind melting metal records of yours, I recommend you to listen this record for a while. Abstract folk/world/country is the genre this album is floating and I like this one. I do not know the limitation (on their BandCamp site it’s stated as 200 copies) of this album. It seems that initial copies of this album had 11 offset prints […]
I decided to try this release just because I haven’t been listening Donato Dozzy’s material since his “K” album. Well, this ain’t that bad release at all :) I bought this from Juno Records and seems that it’s sold out from there. Limited to 300 clear copies.
And this one came also today from Important Records. What could I say about this, This is Lawrence. And I like this one. This seems to be limited to 500 copies and 100 of those are pressed on violet vinyl, rest are black.Black copies are available from Important, violet copies are sold out.
Compilation and first time on vinyl, previously released on cassette and CD. I can’t remember when I first time hear this one but I have loved this record since. No idea of limitation but you can purchase this easily (and cheap) from Discogs.
Sometimes I really like to listen noise like this. There is something magical on these droned waves in the air. If I’m not totally wrong, this is limited to 500 copies and available from Norman Records and from Blackest Rainbow. Recommended, highly.
And here is maybe the greatest artist in minimal electronic scene (and this is purely my own opinion). Man behind this is Mika Vainio, other half of Pan Sonic (formerly known as Panasonic). I was totally blown away when I first time heard “Vakio” by Panasonic (Pan Sonic). It was something totally new to me. This is repress of this EP and you can easily find this from Discogs. Sähkö Recordings has sold this out but you can find something […]
Type releases beautiful (and sometimes, in good way, disturbing) vinyls. This one goes to the first, beautiful ones. This might not be those “mind-blowing” albums but it certainly has its own place in this world full of sounds/noise. Initial copies came on transparent blue and rest are on black vinyl. Available still from Boomkat.
Part two of Saffronkeiras two double set vinyls. And as part 1. this is released by mighty Denovali. And these tunes.. as dark and haunting as they were in part 1. Limited to 150 copies on clear and 200 on black vinyl. Both versions still available from Denovali.
Part one of Saffronkeira’s two double vinyl set. This is surprisingly released by Denovali. Love these two albums, these tunes are full of some kind of haunting darkness. This is limited to 150 copies on clear and 200 on black vinyl. Both versions available from Denovali.
I know this should be a blog for vinyl records but with this one I have to make exception. I didn’t even remember having this CD until I was clearing my storage before moving to another location. I got this soundtrack nearly 16 years ago from friend who had connection with Sähkö Recordings. Music from the Snowcrash exhibition held in Milan, Italy. Pure love. And if you are not aware, Man behind Ø is Mika Vainio from Pan Sonic (Panasonic). Couldn’t find any […]
Mamiffer, well we all know this band. Nice split release with House Of Low Culture. Bought this one when it was released and managed to get copy on clear vinyl. Limited to 500 copies (100 copies on clear and 400 on black vinyl). Black one is still available from Sige.
Their latest release on Denovali. Once again breathtaking album :) Limited to 500 copies (150 on this color). Black vinyl version still available from Denovali. Use your money on good records, like this one and support Denovali, one of the greatest labels around!