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Artist: Ø (MIKA VAINIO)
Title: Kantamoinen
Format: Double LP
Label: Boomkat Editions
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Boomkat Editions present the first vinyl version of Mika Vainios (Pan Sonic) Kantamoinen. It was originally recorded between 1999 and 2004 and issued on CD only under his revered Ø alias for Finlands Sähkö Recordings in 2005. It is re-sequenced here for the double LP format. Kantamoinen is perhaps the most intimately beautiful yet little known LP in the Ø canon, bridging the gap between his classic 90s minimal techno productions - compiled in the vital Metri (1994) and Olento (1996) collections - and the projects subsequent turn to more ambient, cosmic and dub-wise dimensions in the coolly brilliant Oleva (2008) and Konstellaatio (2013) albums. The album is a go-to disc for hazy daydreaming and post-club head salvage alike, drifting between iced out instrumental rhythms and chasmic spaces interspersed with moments of indelibly heart-rending melody. Taking in 16 tracks in just under 50 minutes, its notable for including a number of exquisitely succinct - or tantalizingly short - glimpses of Vainio at his sweetest, even most sentimental, especially with the breathtaking "Tuulessa / In Wind" and the frosted harmonies of "Talven Henki / Winter Spirit", as well as the rare appearance of vocals (the voice of Oskar Sala recorded by Hans Ulrich Obrist) in the armchair transportation of "Äänikuva / Sound Picture". Vacillating poignant emotive clarity with forlorn abstraction, this expansion and contraction between deep, wide and relatively longer-form pieces, and a high frequency of shorter, starry-eyed passages, lends the album a more broken, strangely resolved flow than many other Mika Vainio records, and with a twinkling luster that refocuses the ear with an ancient yet timeless sort of depth perception and atemporal appeal. Its an often sublime and necessary addition to any collection of classic ambient electronica and a firm reminder of Mika Vainios full spectrum electronic dominance and purity. Mastered by Denis Blackham. 45rpm cut by Christoph Grote-Beverborg @ D&M, Berlin." - Boomkat Editions.

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