Boomkat Product Review:
You should all probably be aware by now of how much we are addicted to the music of Finnish fellers Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen. Together under the Pan Sonic moniker and separately with their singular work for the Sahko label they have time and again shocked us with their utter command over the electronic music genre, literally forcing us to track down everything within our grasp by either producer. This album, originally released in 2005, saw the duo pair up with legendary Suicide frontman Alan Vega for a second full-length record (the first being 1998's 'Endless') and catches all three members on fine form. It might seem like a weird pairing at first, the fractured post-punk of Suicide pitted against the icy and distorted precision of Pan Sonic, but on record it makes perfect sense. Vainio and Väisänen's production is as noisy and unpredictable as ever, propelled ever forward by a cyclic 4/4 pulse, and Alan Vega is incredibly on form with the sparse production allowing his glorious eccentricities room to splatter across the tracks whole-heartedly. 'Resurrection River' doesn't always hit the target, as is to be expected with these kind of collaborations, but when it does it comes close to being the best work from either party and is as interesting a meeting of minds as you're likely to hear on record. Peculiar and utterly entrancing stuff from the Mego label - check it out.