Ø | Oleva (2LP) [Sähkö-023LP]

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Ø | Oleva
Label: Sähkö Recordings – Sähkö-023LP
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Repress
Released| 20 Sep 2021

Finally available again, Mika Vainio's Oleva was released in 2008 and ranks among his most contemplative and best work. It alternates between shades of the original Pan Sonic sound and the more delicate tones of explorative ambience as heard on the fabulous 'Kantamoinen'. It also includes a rare Vainio cover version; a unique interpretation of Roger Waters’ 'Set the controls for the heart of the sun’

Under the Ø moniker Vainio proffered some of the most singular and interesting electronic music of the last three decades, starting in 1993 with a template-setting series of 12"s for his native Sahko imprint, and ending with 2013’s Konstellaatio.

Since his untimely passing earlier this year, Vainio's extensive catalogue has been weighing heavily on the minds of an electronic music community that was in one way or another completely indebted to his singular sound.

Re-evaluating Oleva with that in mind imbues it with a kind of poignancy that’s hard to describe - this is, after all, minimal music. And yet, it feels deeply moving. Somewhere behind the isolated vista on the cover was a man of few words who quietly set about imposing his own precise aesthetic onto the world. In his own time. Without compromise.

- 2021 Repress. Exclusive original like edition with printed inner sleeves. 
- All tracks by Mika Vainio except 3 by Roger Waters.
- Recorded in Berlin 2007-2008.
- Photographs by Mika Vainio.
- Graphics by Tommi Grönlund.
- Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering.
- Cut by Rashad Becker at D&M.

A1    Unien Holvit    
A2    S-Bahn    
A3    Set The Controls To The Heart Of The Sun
B1    Loihdittu    
B2    Vastus    
B3    U-Bahn    
C1    Frekvenssi    
C2    Koituva    
C3    Mojave    
D1    Tasanko    
D2    Kausaaliton
D3    Muistetun Palaava Taajuus

# Experimental # Ambient

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