Mika Vainio

Mika Vainio

Mika Vainio (FI), currently based in Berlin, is one half of the minimal electronic duo Pan Sonic from Finland, (the other half is Ilpo Väisänen). Before starting Pan Sonic in beginning of the 90's Mika Vainio has played electronics and drums as part of the early Finnish industrial and noise scene. His solo works under his own name 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 Touch, Raster-Noton and Sähkö and he has been producing with Björk, Alan Vega, Keiji Haino and Chicks on Speed.
In 2010 he released two brandnew tracks on comfortzone.