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Pan Sonic: “Rähinä II / Mayhem II”

From the album Kesto (2004)

Pan Sonic (formerly known as Panasonic) is a Finnish duo that has produced some of the most brutally beautiful electronic music of the past couple decades.

Pan Sonic’s aesthetic is decidedly minimalist, even ascetic.  Using simple sonic elements, they construct dense, noisy, and rhythmically driven songs that combine aspects of industrial and electronica into an imaginary soundtrack for a bleak, dystopian discotheque.

Their album Kesto (“strength” or “duration”), released in 2004, is their magnum opus, comprising four CDs, each more ambient and arhythmic than the last.  The fourth disc contains a vast, hour-long drone track entitled “Säteily / Radiation,” which bears an uncanny resemblance to Coil's epic drone album ANS, released in the same year.

Played 339 time(s).

April 06, 2009, 1:02pm

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