New "What's In My Bag?" Episode With Experimental Artist Mika Vainio

Posted by Amoebite, December 31, 2014 11:00am | Post a Comment

Mika Vainio

Mika Vainio is a Finnish experimental musician based out of Berlin. During the 1980s, Vainio played Mika Vainio drums and electronics in the Finnish industrial/noise scene, eventually making a name for himself as one half of Pan Sonic, an electronic duo inspired by Throbbing Gristle and Suicide. Vainio is also an accomplished solo artist, releasing solo work both under his own name and under the O alias. He has collaborated with iDEAL Recordings label boss Joachim Nordwall, Sunn O))) leader Stephen O'Malley, Autechre's Sean Booth, Alan Vega of Suicide and Fennesz. Vanio's most recent solo releases are 2013's Kilo and 2014's O recording Konstellaatio. After a long hiatus, 2014 saw the release of Pan Sonic's album Oksastus

Mika recently visited Amoeba Hollywood and took some time to chat with our cameras about all his cool findings. One thing is clear right off the bat, Mika is a serious music connoisseur! He digs deep for some great finds. He mentions being a fan of early Blues music, as evidenced by his selection of Junior Kimbrough's First Recordings. He also picks up hard-to-find albums by guitarist Loren Mazzacane Connors, and a collection from one of his favorite composers, Morton Feldman.

Watch the full episode below to see the rest of his eclectic and experimental picks: 

Mika Vainio - What's In My Bag?
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