Mika Vainio, based in Oslo/Norway, has published solo recordings under his birth name and under a series of pseudonyms including Ø and Philus and, together with Ilpo Väisänen, as Pan Sonic (formerly Panasonic). 
In the beginning of the 80's Mika Vainio has played electronics and drums as part of the early Finnish industrial and noise scene.
Nowadays, his solo works 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 editions Mego, Touch, Wavetrap and Sähkö and has been producing among others with Alan Vega of Suicide, Haino Keji, John Duncan, Stephen O'Malley, Merzbow and Bruce Gilbert.

 

OUT NOW  :
Mika Vainio and Franck Vigroux have released their collaborative album "Peau Froide, Léger Soleil" in October 2015
More info: Cosmo Rhythmatic

 

OUT SOON  :
"Gagarin Kombinaatti" will be re-released on Sähko sublabel PUU in November 2015.
Originally recorded in 1983-85. Edited from original cassette recordings by Mika Vainio.
More info: SAHKORECORDINGS.COM/PUU

"Return of the Atom" directed by Mika Taanila and Jussi Eerola. The film examines the construction of the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant in Finland and will be seen in cinemas in Finland starting November 6, 2015.
Soundtrack by Pansonic, available on Blast first petite soon.

DMZ, Peace, Sound - split LP with Oren Ambarchi, Okaying Lee, Florian Hecker (DMZ Peace project)

 

RECENT RELEASES :
Joséphine Michel / Mika Vainio - "Halfway To White ‎(CD, Ltd, Har)" - Touch FOLIO 001
TOUCHSHOP.ORG
Arne Deforce & Mika Vainio - "Hephaestus" - Editions Mego
EDITIONSMEGO.BANDCAMP.COM 

 

OTHER PROJECTS  :

MIKA VAINIO & ARNE DEFORCE
Performing @ Ruhrtriennale 2015
RUHRTRIENNALE.DE/DE/KONZERTE-IM-MASCHINENHAUS

MIKA VAINIO & FRANCK VIGROUX
Performing @ Le Génerateur, Paris, France, festival Extension 2012, pt. 1 & pt. 2
WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=ZOVZUGKVQ6O
More info on Franck Vigroux at: FRANCKVGROUX.COM 

MIKA VAINIO / KEVIN DRUMM / AXEL DÖRNER / LUCIO CAPECE
Listen: "Venexia" (PAN 28) LP, PAN-ACT.COM/
SOUNDCLOUD.COM/PAN_RECS/MIKA-VAINIO-KEVIN-DRUMM-AXEL-D

Please get in touch for conditions, tech rider and free dates.

 

LINKS : 

www.facebook.com..mika-vainio

www.media-loca.com

www.phinnweb.org/vainio