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Non-Event is proud to present the first Boston appearance in many years by legendary electronica outfit Pan Sonic — the duo of Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen - who are making a rare and brief US tour this September.
“There is no theory for PAN SONIC. We have no plan. We just make the music.” — Mika Vainio
Finnish minimalist techno group Pan sonic are among the most active and well-known artists from that country’s tiny experimental techno underground, and the first to reach acclaim at an international level. Pursuing the jagged edges of minimal techno and hardcore, the group have earned an enduring association with industrial and noise music through their incorporation of antiseptic production techniques and power-tool electronics, landing them in 1995 on the English Mute label’s experimental subsidiary Blast First! (most of their catalog to date has since appeared there). The affinity lay more at the surface, however, as Pan sonic are better understood as a collision between Jeff Mills and Mike Ink; dance-based electronic music with a maximum of impact, realized through a minimum of extraneous detail. Known for junking together studio equipment from spare parts and ancient analog debris, Pan sonic’s search for the untried in techno is their compositional M.O., placing them closer to the music’s Detroit roots than is often understood.
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