Pan Sonic ‎– Katodivaihe / Cathodephase

Pan Sonic ‎– Katodivaihe : Cathodephase

Label: Blast First Petite – PTYT 007

Format: CD, Album

Country: UK

Released: 2007

Genre: Electronic

Style: Ambient, Experimental, Noise

Some of the most extreme music Pan Sonic have recorded. With all the titles both in Finnish and English, “Katodivaihe / Cathodephase” is an impressive work: moments of tenderness are rare and far outnumbered by astonishing passages of brute force. Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen, together as a duo for over a decade, known how to blend grinding noise-laden beats with heavy basses. Then the use of static hum and manipulated frequencies are the things that characterise the album. The crackle, spit and drone of electricity is quiet, but masks immense energy. A condition reflected in the extreme range of volume that the two producers use. Where there’s addition there’s also the opposite, or the avant-gard piece.


01. Virta 1. / Current 1.

02. Lähetys / Transmission

03. Koneistaja / Machinist

04. Hyönteisistä / About Insects

05. Laptevinmeri / Laptev Sea

06. Kuumuudessa Muodostuva / Forming In Heat

07. Hertsilogia / Herzlogy

08. Suhteellinen / Comparative

09. Kytkennänt / Connections

10. Haiti

11. Hinaaja / Tugboat

12. Tykitys / Cannoning

13. Leikkuri / Cutter

14. Virta 2. / Current 2.


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