Mika Vainio Brings Back Ø Alias for 'Konstellaatio'

Mika Vainio Brings Back Ø Alias for 'Konstellaatio'
As previously reported, electronic music vet Mika Vainio will soon return with a new Pan Sonic album, but first up will be a full-length from his resurrected Ø alias. His Konstellaatio drops digitally January 13 through Sähkö Recordings, with vinyl and CD copies set to arrive March 3.

While Vainio issued his Kilo LP under his own name earlier this year, as well as a collaborative LP with Sunn O)))'s Stephen O'Malley, this will be the first Ø album since 2011's Heijastuva. A press release notes that the nine-song Konstellaatio was produced in Berlin and features ambient tracks that "crossing off borders between techno and private spaces."

As for Vainio himself, he said of Konstellaatio: "I no longer know which genre this music belongs to."

Details on Pan Sonic's Okstastus LP have still yet to arrive in full, but Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen's next set will be their first since 2010's Gravitoni. The Pan Sonic record will be released as a double LP via Kvitnu.

Konstellaatio:

1. Otava

2. Syvyydessä Kimallus

3. Kesäyön Haltijat

4. Neutronit

5. Elämän Puu

6. Talvipäiva, Vanha Motelli

7. Metsän Sydän

8. Syvänteessä Pukinjalkaisen

9. Takaisin