Toneshift reviewed Ilpo Vaisanen’s “Syntetisaattori Musiikkia Kuopiosta”

There is often only the faintest line between simplicity and complexity, between sparsity and richness, and it is upon this interval that Ilpo Väisänen’s Syntetisaattori Musiikkia Kuopiosta rests. It is not so much that Väisänen’s work is fragile – he has built his career upon both Pan Sonic’s industrial-tinged techno, and the abrasive ambience of […]

Neural about Ilpo Väisänen’s “Syntetisaattori Musiikkia Kuopiosta”

Neural about “Syntetisaattori Musiikkia Kuopiosta” Ilpo Väisänen was mostly known as one of the two founders of Pan Sonic. He was not very productive as a solo artist: we mostly remember his work in bands such as Angel, Fistpost, IBM, Rude Mechanic and VVE (his partnership with Mika Vainio ended in 2009 after their third […]

First review for Ilpo Väisänen’s “Syntetisaattori Musiikkia Kuopiosta”

“Ilpo Väisänen’s “Syntetisaattori Musiikkia Kuopiosta” recalls otherworldly alien aural landscapes. Throughout the duration of the collection the way the sounds twist and turn is impressive. By holding back on outright sheets of noise what results is something rather beautiful at times. Layer upon layer of sound slowly melt on top of each other as mere […]

Heathen Harvest about upcoming Kvitnu release with Ilpo Väisänen

Ukrainian label Kvitnu, which describes itself as a home for “sound and ideas with a high blood pressure” has shown itself to be one of the most interesting sources of noisy, often rhythmic electronics with a slate of excellent releases this year. Next up, launching later this week, is the first EP from Ilpo Väisänen in fifteen years, Syntetisaattori […]