Wednesday, 25 December 2013


Year:    2010
Country:    Finland
City:    Helsinki
Artist:    Mika Vainio & Ilpo Väisänen
Label:    Blast first petite rec.
Format:    CD
Tracks:    11
Time:    52 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:          Abstract          Minimal          Noise

PAN SONIC , known as Panasonic from 1993 until 1998, are an internationally renowned Finnish electronic music project which began when Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen first met within the art and techno scene of Turku.  In 1994 (with the 3rd member Sami Salo who left the band in 1996) they started to release on Sähkö, the experimental techno label of their friend Tommi Grönlund. On their first tour outside of Finland, leading to London, they got a record deal with Blast First, the Mute sub-label where in 1995 they gained international respect with their album "Vakio", originally released as a set of four 10"es.

PAN SONIC stand for minimal rhythmic music with extremely reduced structures and pure tones, sinewaves, pulses, electronic squelches and ultrasonic waveforms. The physicalnes of their sounds is an essential component of their live music and a clear manifest of their industrial influences (Einstürzende Neubauten) as well as of the NYC band Suicide, of Techno, of Jamaican Dub, Ska, and Musique concrète composer Pierre Henry.
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Year:   2014
Country:   Finland
City:   Helsinki
Artist:  Mika Vainio & Ilpo Väisänen
Label:   Kvitnu rec.
Format:   CD
Tracks:   16
Time:   60 min.
Genre:   electronic
Style:          Techno          Minimal          Noise

People who have managed to bring the noise near electronic music (and not vice versa) , the sound art, the industrial, minimalism and NO even penny- isms I hate , without being disgusted with postosyni , are measured in fingers of one hand . In place inside are the Pan Sonic, that in each discus their carers to reduce the amount of lubricant . In Kesto, the sadistic of course in conjunction with the troublesome points in frequency and dedications in TG and Alvin Lucier, make even the most persistent / asshole fucked listeners to stop and throw in music masatzidikou . In Gravitoni, things were clearly more compressed time, but the paragogara kills insects and reptiles .  Hopefully arrive in 2014 and while the group had announced the dismantling of about four years ago , a Ukrainian label released in the moulochta Oksastus, a live performance by Pan Sonic in Kiev shortly before I quit . Here there is no trace lubrication . The rawness of the sound is monumental . Even at medium power , the dynamic range is huge , but to beg to put it loud . I have not had time to do. Tomorrow morning will become Third World , without lube and bullshit (*Review of blog "Corrrupted Delights" ).
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