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Onko
Mika Vainio
Onko
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
 
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A collection of sound installation pieces by Finland's Mika Vainio, best known for his classic S?hk" recordings and Panasonic membership. The focus here is on pure sound output, variant streams of electronics, amplified hu...  more »

      
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All Artists: Mika Vainio
Title: Onko
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Touch UK
Release Date: 1/13/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Styles: Ambient, Electronica, Techno, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 017533072329

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A collection of sound installation pieces by Finland's Mika Vainio, best known for his classic S?hk" recordings and Panasonic membership. The focus here is on pure sound output, variant streams of electronics, amplified hum, abstract hoverings and repetitious clickery. No beats, pure waves, fully essential sounding experimental music aimed for repeat dosage and maximum pleasure. Beautifully packaged too. "It marks a departure from his previous work, more tranquil, symphonic even, but no less intense in its exploration of the post-digital landscape and its quest to reveal the grain of the one/zero life-form. Imagine the sounds that cellular patterns might make as they face the scrutiny of a high-powered microscope. Or the soundtrack to a road movie, filmed in the Arctic Circle in high summer. 'Onko' means 'Is It.
 

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Excellent minimalist ambient electronica; not for beginners.
dto@boston.crosswinds.net | Massachusetts | 11/13/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mika Vainio of Pan Sonic fame creates an ambient masterpiece with "Onko." Among the sounds contemplated in Onko's 4 lengthy tracks are static, rainfall, whalesong, fire, and breathing. Although the sound is completely electronic and minimal, often using only tiny bits of sound embedded in silence, Onko's sound evokes quiet contemplation of nature's storms."