In the Land of the Blind One-Eyed is King
"In the Land of the Blind One-Eyed is King" is Mika Vainio’s 3rd solo cd for Touch, after KAJO [TO:43, 2000] and ONKO [TO:34, 1997]. Best known as one-half of Pan Sonic [Blast First], Mika is from Finland and now lives in Berlin.
Not wanting to bang a drum, anyone who has been invigorated by the work of Mika and Ilpo in Pan Sonic will be keen to hear these more pastoral takes on their more propulsive sound – in places, being reminiscent of Artemyev's recordings for Tarkovsky films, in others, suggesting sound recordings of frogs and insect life. All framed by the distinct touch of Mika Vainio, who confirms his long–standing reputation as one of the most acute musicians of our times.