MATRIXSYNTH: RIP Mika Vainio of Pan Sonic

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

RIP Mika Vainio of Pan Sonic


Some sad news in. Mika Vainio of Pan Sonic passed away at the age of 53. The image to the left is from a 2010 interview with Mika on TECHNOCCULT.

Please click here before you read on. It will bring up this post followed by previous posts featuring Mika sorted by date. Mika has been featured a number of times here on MATRIXSYNTH, most notably in live performances with Franck Vigroux who said it best, "Mika Vainio was simply one a the greatest musicians of today."

Below is a tribute video from Mark Williamson just posted today.

via Wikipedia: "Pan Sonic were a Finnish electronic music group founded in Turku in 1993. The group consisted of Mika Vainio, Ilpo Väisänen, and Sami Salo. Salo left in 1996 leaving Pan Sonic a duo. The group was originally named Panasonic until 1998. In December 2009, it was announced that Pan Sonic would disband after their December 2009 concerts.[1] Their final album, Gravitoni, was released by Blast First Petite in May 2010.[2] Oksastus, a live album recorded in 2009, was released in 2014.[3]"


A groove for Mika - FH-1, Seaboard, Eurorack Modular Published on Apr 13, 2017 mark williamson

"Mika Vainio was a massive influence and so shocked and saddened to hear of his death today.

Making music seemed better than making words so made this little track - restricted myself to my modular. Using the seaboard to drive the DPO via expert sleepers FH-1"

If you did not click the link mentioned above, be sure to see performances featuring Mika Vainio here in the archives here (below this post).

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