- Unreleased material from the Pan Sonic artist's '80s group Gagarin-Kombinaatti is now seeing the light of day.
Recordings of Mika Vainio's band Gagarin-Kombinaatti have been released for the first time ever.
Aside from his solo work, the Finnish artist is probably best known as a founding member of Pan Sonic, a '90s electronic duo who were pioneers in the realms of techno, power electronics and noise. The latest record from Vainio's long-time home, Sähkö Recordings, looks back even further—all the way to 1983, when Vainio was still working at a slaughterhouse, according to FACT. Between 1983 and 1985 he worked with fellow Helsinki artists Janne Koski and Tapio Onnela as Gagarin-Kombinaatti and produced a number of recordings, only one of which has ever surfaced before. 83-85 collects 12 tracks from the band, and you can listen to clips over at Boomkat.
04. Tiedonantaja Kirjoittaa
12. Raskas / Chemical Weapons
83-85 is out now.