Blast First Petite’s new publication gathers text, images and live music about the late Finnish musician, including Wire contributor Jennifer Lucy Allan's Invisible Jukebox transcript
Blast First Petite have published a book and CD package in memory of the late Mika Vainio. Produced in a limited edition of 1000, the 260 page MTV 15.05.63–12.04.2017 isn’t so much a biography or monograph as a “psychopomp” for Mika Tapio Vainio, declares the label – psychopomp meaning “a guide of souls”.
The book contains a collection of photographs from the Vainio family archive, texts, photographs and other visual remembrances from his friends and collaborators, an updated discography and a selection of Pansonic ephemera from the Blast First archive. It also includes the full transcript of Jennifer Lucy Allan's Invisible Jukebox interview that appeared in The Wire 350, plus a previously unreleased CD of excerpts from Pansonic live performances on Rapa Nui.