Friday, February 23, 2007

Mika Vainio: Revitty (CD)

Pan sonic (a.k.a. Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen) were one the main reasons I started to maintain pHinnWeb back in 1996, and I still consider them the flagship of Finnish electronic music, who have consistently followed their own path and created out of diverse influences -- varying from Suicide, Einstürzende Neubauten and industrial to Jamaican dub reggae to the eclectic "horsemeat rockabilly" of the late Hasil Adkins to their admiration for Johnny Cash -- an idiosyncratic sound, which is at the same time abrasive but also strangely grooving.

There's now a new solo album out from Mika Vainio (also known as Ø). "After opening Wavetrap's catalog with his solo album Ydin back in the year 1999, Pan sonic's Mika Vainio comes back with another offering for the label. Entitled Revitty ('Torn'), the record is as subtle as it is merciless, while remaining deeply musical in Vainio's own unique sense."

Artist: Mika Vainio
Title: Revitty (CD)
Label: Wavetrap
Cat. No.: WAV 006
Date: December 2006


1. Hampaat I (03:53)
2. Hampaat II (04:19)
3. Hampaat III (04:42)
4. Huone (03:45)
5. Tänään (01:12)
6. Yksinäisyys, suru, katkeruus (20:46)
7. Raatelu (14:43)
8. Loppu (01:59)


Revitty = Torn

1. Teeth I
2. Teeth II
3. Teeth III
4. A Room
5. Today
6. Loneliness, sorrow, bitterness
7. Mauling
8. The End

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