The initial line-up of Pan(a)sonic: from the left - Mika Vainio, Ilpo Väisänen, Sami Salo.
Now Pan sonic is the duo of Vainio and Väisänen.
Last time updated: 25 May, 2007
Pan Sonic Discography
SÄHKÖ RECORDINGS (Helsinki, Finland):
* Muuntaja (7:00)
NOTE: written by Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen, which effectively makes this first published Vainio-Väisänen collaboration?
SÄHKÖ/BLAST FIRST (London, UK):
BFF118 Compact Disc / 4x10" on clear vinyl / VBFFP118 (regular vinyl, July 1999)
25th September 1995
12. Vaihe (Fön)
All tracks written by Panasonic (Sami Salo, Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen).
Instrument engineering by Jari Lehtinen. All tracks recorded live using analogic equipment.
Graphic design by Ilpo Väisänen and a.men architects / tg.
Panasonic appears courtesy of Sähkö Recordings.
Four tracks from the album "Vakio" (promotional picture disc 12") BFFP118P
"All titles are provisional. Copyright Control."
NOTE: This picture disc was released in a transparent sleeve with a title sticker on top as a promo (as the small separate sticker in front of the cover says). It definitely preceeded Vakio (I bought my copy in our local techno recordstore in summer 1995 and when I came in the next time [must have been a few weeks] they sold the then-newly released Vakio quadruple-box).
As far as I know, Vakio has been re-released as a CD and "common" double album about 2 or 3 years later after being out of stock for a while (rumour says, it has been remixed and slightly differs from the box). - Denis Barthel.
12" picture disc
NOTE: not titles as marked on sleeve. Picture disc is limited to 150 copies (the tracks are maybe earlier versions to the ones on CD?); one track has a different title from the CD version (obviously)? It might have come out before the CD. There is also a quadruple 10" box, clear vinyl with all the tracks, released in January '96. - Peter Gebert [see Denis Barthel's note above].
Blast First/Mute Records Limited
July 9, 1996
All tracks written by Panasonic.
Blast First/Mute Records Limited
January 27, 1997
06. Murto Neste
07. Kylmä Massa
All tracks by Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen
Panasonic technics - Jari Lehtinen
Photography - Esko Routamaa
Design - Panasonic and H as well
Published by My Ears! My Ears!/Mute Song
NOTE: "Kulma" is Finnish for "angle".
Press release notes.
Panasonic with Alan Vega
January 26, 1998
B1. No Home Kings
B2. Fun In Wonderland
Vainio Väisänen Vega
2. Incredible Criminals
3. Motor Maniac
4. No Home Kings
5. Outrage For The Frontpage
7. Desperate Fa Tha Miracle
8. Red Lights Down
9. Fun In The Wonderland
10. Baby Lips
11. Sick Sick USA
All tracks written by Alan Vega Mika Vainio Ilpo Väisänen
Published by Saturn Strip Music/My Ears! My Ears!/Mute Song 1998
Recorded & mixed @ 6/8 Studios NYC 1997
NOTE: Alan Vega is (alongside Martin Rev) the other member of legendary Suicide duo of New York.
Arctic Rangers (2x7")
26 August, 1998
Time: 5:55 pm
Original notes from Blast First:
45RPM - SELF-ASSEMBLY SOUNDSCAPE SET
Limited edition of 500 copies
Specially designed for Pan sonic by Robert Green
* 2 x 7" singles
* (2 x) 1 x 2 inter-changeable music tracks
* (1 x) 2 x beats
* (1 x) 2 x drones/pitches
* fully analogue
* 45 rpm stereo recording
* precision vinyl impression
* original music composed by Mika Vainio & Ilpo Väisänen
* 2 x 7" (spider) centres
* decal sheet
Basic turntable skills helpful for successful assembly of this kit
Also available: 20 limited edition screen prints
22 February, 1999
7. Untitled 7
8. Johto 1
9. Untitled 9
14. Johto 2
29 March, 1999
A1. Lataus (4:30)
A2. Kuusi Halko (4:55)
B1. Vapina 2 (4:52)
B2. Pyökki Halko (4:34)
Total time (19:02)
16 January, 2001
1. Ensi (00:35)
2. Vaihtovirta (06:38)
3. Toisaalta (00:31)
4. Johdin (05:46)
5. Kuu (01:26)
6. Äänipää (03:49)
7. Arvio (01:24)
8. Liuos (06:16)
9. Ulottuvuus (05:57)
10. Hallapyydys (04:42)
11. Reuna-Alue (09:29)
12. Valli (06:18)
13. Kone (04:19)
14. Johto 3 (03:48)
15. Murskaus (01:37)
16. Rasite (00:51)
17. Kierto (06:10)
BFFP180BX (UK) / 9243 (US)
17 May 2004
1. Rähinä 1 / Mayhem 1
2. Mutaattori / Mutator
3. Onkalo / Cavity
4. Pakoisvoima / Fugalforce
6. Rähinä II / Mayhem II
7. Tiimu / Halter
8. Keskeisvoima / Central force
9. Vähentäjä / Diminisher
10. Rähinä III / Mayhem III
11. Lautturi / Rafter
12. Painovoima / Gravity
1. Etäisyys / Distance
2. Konnat / Toads
3. Virtamuuntaja / Current-Transformer
5. Johto 5 / Cable 5
6. Valomuuntaja / Light-Transformer
7. Altistus / Exposure
8. Routa-olio / Groundfrost
9. Telemiitit / Telemites
10. Sykkivä / Throbbing
11. Prospekt Vernatskogo
12. Arktinen / Arctic
1. Viemärimaailma / Sewageworld
2. Käytävä / Corridor
3. Ilmenemismuoto / Appearanceform
4. Pakkasen Holvit / Arches of Frost
5. Selittämätön / Inexplicable
6. Ilma / Air
7. Koljan Uni / Sleep of Haddock
8. Linjat / Lines
1. Säteily / Radiation
Time: 234 minutes, 48 seconds, 4 milliseconds
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BLAST FIRST PETITE (London, UK)
Katodivaihe / Cathodephase (CD/ltd. 2-LP)
11 May 2007
1. Virta 1. / Current 1.
2. Lähetys / Transmission
3. Koneistaja / Machinist
4. Hyönteisistä / About Insects
5. Laptevinmeri / Laptev Sea
6. Kuumuudessa muodostuva / Forming in Heat
7. Kertsilogia / Herzlogy
8. Suhteellinen / Comparative
9. Kytkennät / Connections
11. Hinaaja / Tugboat
12. Tykitys / Cannoning
13. Leikkuri / Cutter
14. Virta 2. / Current 2.
Distribution: Cargo UK
JENNY DIVERS (UK)
Live in NYC 1995 (CD)
NOTE: limited edition of 2000.
The first release features two live sets by Pan Sonic from the 19th & 20th of January 1995 and were recorded at the DISOBEY (London) club nights visit to The Knitting Factory in New York. The 76 minute CD features Pan Sonic's first ever recorded live performances outside of Finland. Pan Sonic appeared as a trio; Mika Vainio, Ilpo Väisänen and Sami Salo [info from Mute].
Live in London 1995 (CD)
NOTE: limited edition of 2000.
The second CD release features a 53 minute live set which was recorded at The Garage in London on 5th of October 1995. It was the first recorded set with Pan Sonic performing as a duo: Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen [info from Mute].
Additional label info from Mute:
Jenny Divers is a new label dedicated to releasing a series of limited edition CDs mostly from the artists live archive and come in unique generic stark minimalist packaging.
Jenny Divers is not a Mute label but all the releases will exclusively be available to purchase directly through Mute Bank Mail Order.
Future releases on Jenny Divers will include further Pan sonic live sets plus other releases from Jimi Tenor, Caspar Brötzmann & Cabaret Voltaire.
MEGO (Vienna, Austria)
Resurrection River (CD)
1. Resurrection River (3:35)
2. I Got Wheels, I Got Nails (3:49)
3. Desperate Nation (4:56)
4. So Tired (3:22)
5. It Was Her Eyes (2:33)
6. 11:52 pm (5:04)
7. Job Blue (3:14)
8. Sellin' My Monkeys (4:34)
9. Chrome Z-Fighter 2003
10. Black Crucifix
12. It's Violence
Recorded at 6/8 Studios, New York, May 2002.
NOTE: Pan sonic with Suicide's Alan Vega.
Info @ Mego.
"Also there was a release in the VPRO Series "Mort aux Vaches" on CD. And there is a 17-track release on OM Records in USA (never seen that one)." - Graf Haufen, January 2002
ALLQUESTIONS (Bologna, Italy)
John Duncan, Mika Vainio & Ilpo Väisänen
Nine Suggestions (CD)
1. Scratch Ring
3. The Metallic Conversation
4. Eliminated: the Stress
5. Eliminated: the Jolly
6. Center: Pause
8. The Deepening
9. The Bristling Haze
John Duncan: shortwave, processing
Mika Vainio: oscillators, processing
Ilpo Väisänen: oscillators, processing
Note: CD in digipak cover.
FLYING SWIMMING (Japan)
Pan sonic / Henri Chopin / Achim Wollscheid
Composition i (CD)
* 4. Pan sonic: Kamamoto osterit
NOTE: a three-way split CD with about 20 minutes of material from each artist. Artwork by Tatsuo Ikeda.
Charlemagne Palestine & Pan sonic
Mort Aux Vaches recorded at VPRO radio (CD)
January 10 1999
NOTE: CD only, one track, edition of 1000 copies.
VICTORIAVILLE / LES DISQUES VICTO (Québec, Canada)
Merzbow & Pan sonic
VICTO CD089 CD
note: a recorded live at the 19th International Festival of Contemporary Music in Victoriaville, Canada, 20 May 2002, for the radio programme "Le Navire Night" at the Canadian radio channel 'Chaine Culturelle' (cultural radio channel)
Release info (PDF)
Video clips & documentary films
Sähkö. The Movie
directed by: Jimi Tenor
Jimi Tenor, Panasonic, Ø, Hertsi, etc.
44 min, video, directed by Jimi Tenor,
shot on 16mm film.
[some info @ jimitenor.com]
"Shows you what these guys get up to in their native Finland and their
adventures as they attempt to conquer the world, and win!"
Available in PAL format VHS only.
Available only from: Mute Bank Mail Order. [NOTE: but probably not any more]
directed by: Brian Griffin
Vainio Väisänen Vega
directed by: Brian Griffin
directed by: Ed Quist
NOTE: 50 min., b&w, filmed on digital video, from various live performances around the world.
The Dawn of DIMI (DVD)
KINDV001 DVD, , Kinotar (Finland)
13 June 2003
NOTE: includes "Pan sonic plays Kurenniemi" - live at Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki, November 21, 2002 (59 mins). With Erkki Kurenniemi's hand-made instruments DIMI-A (1969), DIMI-S (1972), Andromatic (1968) and Electric Quartet (1968). Special guests on stage: Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Erkki Kurenniemi.
directed by: Ed Quist
AVANTO RECORDINGS (Helsinki, Finland):
* 12. Pan sonic: Johto 4 (3:25)
Composed & arranged by Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen.
Published by My Ears! My Ears!
Music taken from Ed Quist's video "Kuvaputki".
Recorded live at Club Telex, Tampere, 23.9. 1999.
All tracks previously unreleased. This compilation copyright Avanto Recordings 2000. All rights reserved. Made in Finland.
Avantometric Attachments 2002
* 4. Pan sonic: Lähiö (8:10)
© and (p) Pan sonic 2002.
This compilation copyright by Mediataideyhdistys Avanto ry.
FUNCTION RECORDINGS (Helsinki, Finland):
Funktio 1 - Finnish Techno Collection
1. Panasonic: Muuntaja rmx
GALERIE FÜR ZEITGENÖSSISCHE KUNST (Leipzig, Germany
New Forms - Compilation (CD) 1999
* Pan sonic: Kausi-Vaihdos
NOTE: in 1999 an event series called "New Forms - Contemporary Electronic Music in the Context of Art" took place in Leipzig at the "Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst". Pan sonic participated and even contributed a track to the compilation, called "Kausi-Vaihdos" ('Season-Change'). By the way, the discography in the New forms booklet entitles the first EP of Panasonic (1994 / Sähkö 007) as "Muuntaja" ('Transformer'). - Denis Barthel.
HAYWARD GALLERY PUBLISHING (London, UK)
Sonic Boom - The Art of Sound (book, including 2 CDs)
Hayward Gallery Publishing
ISBN 1 85332 208 3
* Pan sonic: Alku (2:27)
From Vakio, Blast First BFFP 1 18CD, 1995.
NOTE: this Sonic Boom catalogue accompanied the exhibition at London's Hayward Gallery.
LATON / REDAKTIONSBUERO (Austria)
Prototype: Armaments & Armatures Against Electronic Music
* Pan sonic: Eriö-Osuus
NOTE: "Austrian label Laton together with Vienna-based journalist's collective Redaktionsbuero have put out this thirteen track compilation of electronic music packaged together with a sort of tabloid publication containing 12 pages of text relating to the music and two poster-sized x-ray images of electronic equipment. The CD includes contributions from Benzo, Pan Sonic, Pomassl, Fon, Alva Noto, Alexei Borisov, Thilges3, Auxpan, Terre Thaemlitz, Mira Calix, Udo Wid, Tommi Grönlund & Petteri Nisunen, and CM von Hausswolff." - review @ Brainwashed
MILLE PLATEAUX (Germany)
Clicks & Cuts (2-CD/3-LP)
CD1. 6. Pan sonic: Koillinen
Clicks & Cuts 2 (3-CD Digipak)
15 May, 2001
CD3. Pan sonic: one track
frequencies [Hz] (CD)
1 April 2003
* Pan sonic: Over puilo
"The series of concerts staged on occasion of the exhibition Frequencies [Hz] Audio-Visual Spaces Frankfurt, February - April 2002, documents the exhibited artists work with sound in space as a performative enunciation of their practice. It also introduces a range of other artists and musicians who work in similar contexts and who relate to the exhibiting artists' use of sound as a core element of their installational work. All artists involved have contributed to developing a new language of electronic sound and continue to push the limits of art and music production. The exhibition and the concert series provide a platform for exploration and experience of different approaches to sound and art.
Compact Disc, Limited edition (800 copies).
The CD is available in a special design Digipack Case (150 x 140 mm). Cover in structured print, white; soft inlay, white; booklet, 8 pages, 4 colours." - from Raster-Noton info.
REACT (London, UK)
Sounds From The Electronic Lounge (CD)
1 June 1998
* one Pan sonic track
siksi Magazine / The Nordic Arts Centre (Helsinki, Finland):
siksi cd 4 96 promo
* 4. Panasonic - Murto (6:25)
NOTE: Recorded 1996.
NOTE 2: this CD came as a supplement of the magazine siksi - The Nordic Art Review Vol. XI No. 4 (Winter 1996); compiled by C. M. von Hausswolff at the Royal Chamber, Stockholm, November 1996; also including tracks from The Hafler Trio, Hilmar Örn Hilmarrson, Funkus, He Said: Omala, Leif Elggren, Kozmik Niggah, Los Chikatilos and Erik Pisani.
The Nordic Arts Centre
Suomenlinna B 28
Tel: +358 9 668 638, 668 143
Fax: +358 9 668 594
Sónar 98 (4xCD)
So Dens SD006
* one Pan sonic track
SONIC BOOM (UK)
2 CDs of the exhibition at London's Hayward Gallery; includes a Pan sonic track.
STAUBGOLD (Berlin, Germany)
Haunted Weather (2-CD)
* CD 2 "Weather": track 7. Pan sonic: Maa ("Earth")
NOTE: this 2-CD accompanies David Toop's book "Haunted Weather - Music, Silence, and Memory", out on Serpent's Tail Books (UK), 15 April 2004.
TOUCH (London, UK):
A Fault in the Nothing
# Ash 2.6 CD2
March 25th 1996
1. Panasonic: 0-
13 Osward Rd.
London SW17 755 UK
Tel. 44 181 7672368
Fax 44 181 682 3414
T_ZERO_3 - Touch Sampler 3
February 23rd 1998
* 3. Panasonic: Otaksuma
[NOTE: Finnish for "supposition"/"conjecture".]
Touch 25 (CD)
Touch # Tone 25
26 June 2006
* 13. Pan sonic: Slovakian rauta
BLAST FIRST (London, UK)
* 3. Panasonic - Electronic Memory Remix (11:15:22)
Remixed from the original Merzbow recording 'Elephant's Memory' from "Indescreet Stereo Test". Indescreet.
Jeremy Deller Presents - 2K
***K The Millennium
BFFP 146 T (12"/CDS)
October 13, 1997
* B2. Acid Brass / What Time Is Love [Version P - Royal Oak Mix] (5:28)
Remixed by Panasonic @ Studio P, The Oval London.
MUTE RECORDS (London, UK):
October 13, 1997
* Shunt - Panasonic Mix (4:44)
NINJA TUNE (London, UK):
Prayer / Salvation (12"/CDS)
* 5. Prayer [Pan sonic Remix, Parts A, B, C]
Blow (CD/Ltd 2-LP)
26 November 2001
* 6./B3. Kreibabe - Pan sonic mix
Original versions of the tracks appear on the Foetus album "Flow".
Limited edition double-album features different artwork to the CD.
[Published in the US by Thirsty Ear, cat. no. #THI 57109.2, release date 18 September 2001.]
PI RECORDINGS (UK):
Bandit Queen EP
Pi TB/Pi 1205
* includes remixes by Panasonic.
OUR CHOICE / ROUGH TRADE RECORDS (Germany)
Ende Neu Remixes
RTD 195.3354.2 43 / LC 7149. Potomac
* Nnnaaammm (Panasonic remix) (08:28)
All original versions released on the album Ende Neu (1996),
recorded and produced by Jon Caffery and E.N.,
published by Freibank.
Einstürzende Neubauten contact: email@example.com.
STAALPLAAT RECORDS (The Netherlands):
STAALPLAAT STCD110 2CD
CD-2: Occupied Frequencies
10. Panasonic - Druse
NOTE: a collection of remixes of Muslimgauze's tracks.
YOUNG GOD RECORDS (USA)
(no cat.no.) limited edition of 1500
* Panasonic in Red Dirt
NOTE: a mix by Panasonic on Jarboe's (of Swans fame) third solo album "Anhedoniac". It was available only through the Swans website. Panasonic remixed the track "Circles in Red Dirt", and it's called (surprisingly!) "Panasonic in Red Dirt" and follows immediately on the album. [RealAudio excerpt]
Au Ment Sans Seuci (CD)
*4. Jim [The easy listening mix by Pan Sonic ] (4:29)
BIP_HOP (Marseille, France)
Angel are Ilpo Väisänen and Schneider TM.
Press notes: "Collaborative project of Dirk Dresselhaus (a.k.a. Schneider TM) and Ilpo Väisänen (1/2 of Pan sonic). A mixture of old industrial, minimal or noisy wall of sound made with Ilpo's self-made analogue-synthesizer ('Typewriter'), CD player and the most fucked up electric guitar Schneider could find. Loud and rock'n'roll with hordes of screaming girl swarmin' 'em... Play LOUD! The first album is coming out on BiP_HOp."
Bip-Hop Generation v.6 (CD)
* 6. Ilpo Väisänen: Horna (5:59)
* 7. Ilpo Väisänen: Koputus (2:13)
* 8. Ilpo Väisänen: Vaara (8:07)
* 11. Angel: nr_11 (9:16)
NOTE: including tracks from Ilpo Väisänen & Angel (=Ilpo Väisänen and Schneider TM). [RealAudio].
CHICKS ON SPEED RECORDS (Berlin, Germany)
Chicks On Speed
The Un-Releases (CD)
Chicks On Speed Records No. 000 / efa 29900-2
13 March 2000
* 13. Panasonic Rip-Off
NOTE: music taken from the Pan sonic 7" single set 'Arctic Rangers', with Chicks On Speed vocals added. This album's re-release published on K Records.
FM451 / INDIGO (Germany)
NOTE: features Pan sonic, performed in 1998.
Gry/FM Einheit and his Orchestra
features Pan sonic, performed February 2000 in Munich.
INVISIBLE RECORDS (Chicago, IL., USA)
NOTE: Pan sonic supposedly appears on this album, which is originally published on Our Choice, a Division of Rough Trade Records.
KITCHEN MOTORS (Reykjavik, Iceland)
Barry Adamson + Pan sonic
Motorlab #3: The Hymn of the 7th Illusion (CD)
NOTE: A piece for choir and electronics, by Barry Adamson and Pan Sonic, commissioned by Kitchen Motors. Performed by the composers and the Icelandic Hljomeyki choir. Includes a 20 minute deconstruction of the piece by the Hafler Trio.
Read Kitchen Motors interview @ pHinnWeb.
K RECORDS (Olympia, WA, USA)
Chicks On Speed
The Re-Releases of the Un-Releases (CD)
October 31, 2000
* 13. Panasonic Rip-Off
NOTE: music taken from the Pan sonic 7" single set 'Arctic Rangers', with Chicks On Speed vocals added. This album's original version published on Chicks On Speed Records.
MEGO (Vienna, Austria)
[R*] iso|chall (CD)
* 08 - 04:16:60--- Ilpo Väisänen: version iuv
NOTE: 12 Hecker remixes from different artists.
The Oval Recording (LP+7")
mego 033/045 ibm
LP 33 rpm:
7" 45 rpm:
Recorded by Ilpo Väisänen, Bruce Gilbert & Mika Vainio at Oval Mansions, London 01.04.98. Edited by Rehberg & Bauer at Random Studios, Vienna 20.11.99. Cut by Rashad at D+M, Berlin 31.08.00.
1. Autiottu 1
6. Arvioimaton Ongelma
8. Autiottu 1
MERGE MAGAZINE (Stockholm, Sweden)
* one Pan sonic/E.G. Lewis track
NOTE: this CD for free with September 1998 issue of Merge Magazine.
MIND RECORDS (Turku, Finland):
A1. ABS (4:58)
A2. THC (5:10)
B1. GPU (6:01)
B2. PAM (8:01)
All tracks written and produced by Ilpo Väisänen.
Copy;+(p) Mind Records 1999. Distributed by Neuton.
OBSESSIVE EYE (UK)
Obsessive Eye Vol 3
7" bonus record
A1. Panasonic v Alan Vega: Outrage for the Frontpage
from the album 'Endless' to be released 14th July, 1998
Writers: Vega/Vainio/Vaaesanen [sic]
Published by Mutesong/Saturn Strip Ltd.
Courtesy of Blast First Records Ltd.
B1. Panasonic v FM Einheit: Termit
To be released 1999.
Writers: Einheit/Vainio/Vaesanen [sic]
Published by Mutesong/Copyright Control.
Courtesy of Blast First/Mute Records Ltd.
NOTE: also included an interview, which still calls Pan sonic "Panasonic".
Pan sonic vs FM Einheit project (a.k.a. VVE) didn't come out in 1999, and is yet be released in the time of writing this (Sep. 2002).
(The track A2. hereis V/VM: 'Zone X: Punished By Reflection'
for assorted tripe and offcuts contact: 0161-4805845)
ORAL (Montreal, Canada)
Angel & Hildur Gudnadottir
In Transmediale (CD)
1 September 2006
1. In Transmediale (70:35)
Cello: Hildur Gudnadottir
Effects (oscillators & feedbacks): Dirk Dresselhaus & Ilpo Väisänen
Recorded by: Eric Mattson
Mastered by: John Sellekaers
Artwork & photography (inside photos): Eric Mattson
Photography (cover): Ilpo Väisänen
NOTE: recorded at Club Transmediale, 2 February 2005, Berlin, Germany.
Angel are a duo of Dirk Dresselhaus (a.k.a. Schneider TM) and Ilpo Väisänen of Pan sonic.
Pan sonic/Hayley Newman/David Crawford
Rude Mechanic (2-CD)
* featuring David Cunningham, Robert Ellis, Simon Fisher Turner, Bruce Gilbert, David Gilchrist, Tiina Huczkowski, Koan, Kaffe Matthews, Put Put, Scanner, Susan Stenger, Jimi Tenor.
NOTE: The edited highlights of Rude Mechanic event, which took place at South London art space Beaconsfield during November 1996. Limited edition of 1000 released in collaboration with Beaconsfield.
RASTER MUSIC / RASTER/NOTON (Germany)
20' to 2000
20 minutes: 12 months
a series of 12 monthly CDs
 Ilpo Väisänen
 Mika Vainio
NOTE: this is a series of twelve CDs for each month of 1999.
The complete list of artists: Komet  / Ilpo Väisänen  / Ryoji Ikeda  / coH  / Beytone  / Senking  / Thomas Brinkmann  / Scanner  / Noto (09] / Mika Vainio  / Wolfgang Voigt  / Elph 
A1 - Raster-Noton Archiv 1 (CD)
* 07. Liima: Versions (5:21) [from Kangaroo, 2001]
Liima is Ilpo Väisänen.
NOTE: this retrospective compilation was given away to subscribers of The Wire magazine with copies of issue 238, December 2003.
RASTER/NOTON / KANGAROO (Germany)
[No catalogue number]
NOTE: Liima ("Glue" in Finnish) is Ilpo Väisänen. Scratchings read Lima A+B.
From the Raster-Noton Website:
"'kangaroo' is the label of the finn ilpo vaisainen [sic].
7", 10" and 12" that have a strong connection to the jamaican dubstyle are to be released on this label raster-noton is in charge of.
all releases will be limited to 1000 pieces.
[No catalog number]
NOTE: Scratchings read "Lima C+D" ["lima" = Finnish for "slime"].
TRAUM SCHALLPLATTEN (Cologne, Germany)
TRAUM V 15
* 4 untitled track
Produced by Ilpo Väisänen.
VERTICAL FORM (UK)
GPU (UK 2LP/CD)
Produced by Ilpo Väisänen.
THE WIRE / BLAST FIRST (London, UK)
1. Alku (Vakio)
2. Murtoneste (Kulma)
3. Pala (A)
4. Kuusi Halko (B)
5. Johto 2 (A)
6. -25 (Kulma)
7. 0 (VVE)
8. Endless (Endless)
9. Parturi (Osasto)
10. Telakoe (A)
Total Time 43.20 min
Compiled by Pan Sonic for the Wire.
NOTE: Limited edition of 1000.
x was Blast First's special one-off Pan Sonic compilation CD as an exclusive offer to The Wire magazine readers subscribing during February 1999. The CD features key tracks from the group's history plus an advance track from the EP, "b". This CD was not available at shops. Also an exclusive CD by the Japanese noisemeister Masonna was offered alongside this one.
THE WIRE (London, UK)
The Wire Tapper 1 (CD)
* Alan Vega/Panasonic: Medal
NOTE: Free with The Wire magazine April 1998, issue 170.
The Wire Tapper 5 (CD)
* 3. VVE (Vainio, Väisänen, FM Einheit): Herz
NOTE: Free with The Wire magazine March 2000, issue 193.
The Wire Tapper 6 (2-CD)
* CD1. track 8. Pan sonic: Kierto
NOTE: Free with The Wire magazine October 2000, issue 200.
Club Transmediale 03
* 2. Pan sonic: Vaihtovirta
Taken from the album Vaihtopiiri on Blast First - Ilpo Väsänen & Mika Vainio published by My Ears! My Ears! / Mute Songs
NOTE: CD given free to Wire subscribers with issue 228 (February 2003); compiled on the occasion of Club Transmediale 03 - festival for electronic music and related visual arts 31.01 - 08.02. 2003 - Maria am Ufer, Berlin - http://www.clubtransmediale.de/.
Other artists on CD: Radboud Mens, F.S. Blumm, Mapstation, Rechenzentrum, Fenin (D. Meteo RMX), Thomas Fehlmann, Pole, Jan Jelinek, Ekkehard Ehlers, Ralph Steinbruechel, Roger Rotor, Dimbiman, Luciano, Are Dee AKA Lumpen (a previously unreleased track), Thomas Brinkmann, T.Raumschiere, Otto von Schirach.
The Wire Tapper 16 (CD)
* 10. Pan sonic: Machinist (Koneistaja)
NOTE: CD given free to Wire subscribers with issue 274 (December 2006).
There is also a collection with some Ø tracks called 'A Thread Through Time', plus a Peel Session of Panasonic, broadcast on Radio One (UK)10/95, with at least one new song, 'Rockabilly'. Another live show with Panasonic was had at Finnish Radiomafia April 15 1996, with the following songs: Teurastamo, Zakuska, Puhdistus, Kylmä Massa, Murto, CSG-Sonic, Kasper.
[A "report" of Panasonic Live in Tampere, 18 October 1996.] [Live in San Francisco, 19 March 2001.]
NOTE: the links below may or may not work. If possible, please inform me of the changes & updates.
Pan sonic Peel Session 'A' (3.4Mb) [link currently missing] Pan sonic Peel Session 'B' (7.5Mb) [link currently missing] pan sonic - 1997 @ boombox pan sonic - 1999 @ boombox (with Schneider TM) pan sonic - 1999 @ new forms leipzig mika vainio - 1999 @ 20 to 2000 berlin ilpo väisänen - 1999 @ 20 to 2000 berlin (with komet, ikeda, coh, senking, byetone) angel - noise project of dirk dresselhaus (schneiderTM) and ilpo väisänen (pan sonic) (click the pic)
"Recorded 22.07.01, Mudd Club, Berlin, Große Hamburger Str.: ANGEL is doing only one concert a year, always in July in Berlin, at least since 2000."
"the farmers manual livetake server http://rla.web.fm offers two complete pan sonic live concerts to hear / download at
"There were too live takes from Mika Vainio solo and in session (!) with Raster-Noton's Noto, Komet and Byetone at the Dokumenta X 97. This could be found at http://orang.orang.org, but the server got hacked and all files destroyed a few weeks ago. Nobody knows if they will ever come up again, but they intend to do it." [Denis Barthel, February '02.]
"Beside the streams, these recordings of Pan sonic performances are known to exist. Some of them might be found as mp3's at P2P:"
pan sonic - live @ chicago 1999 43:00
pan sonic - live @ frequenzen (hz) frankfurt 2002 39:00
pan sonic - live @ pine str theatre portland 2001 42:00
pan sonic - live @ toronto 1999 17:00
vve (vainio väisänen einheit) - live @ sonar 2000 6:00
(Thanks to Denis Barthel for the tips & info.)
[NOTE: If you know any other Pan sonic related sound sources in the Net, let me know.]
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Thanks to Denis Barthel, Luc Ceulemans, Andrew Clifford, Nicholas Forbes, Peter Gebert, Graf Haufen, Thaddi Herrmann, Mikko Nieminen, Joshua Loughrey, DJ Entox, Perttu Salmenhaara, Nancy Stockdale and Frans De Waard for providing the information.
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[Pan sonic links @ pHinnWeb]
[Some Pan sonic interviews.]
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