Mika Vainio Mika VainioLife (…It Eats You Up)
8.1 / 10
- Artista: Mika Vainio,
For a long time, Mika Vainio has wanted to make a record with guitars. Not a rock record, but a composition of which the basis of the sound would be the sharpness of electric guitars; re-tuned, manipulated with software and reinforced with all the feedback in the world. Guitars that, as soon as they were touched - BANG! - would spit out a venomous note, prolonged long enough to scratch your skin. Long, hanging guitars like on Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo's experimental records; but even more amorphous, industrial, even denser than Kevin Drumm's material. For over a decade, the idea has been there. Sometimes, Vainio used a guitar, but never as the main raw material for his sound: more like an embellishment. He experimented with it on his collaborations - with Chicks On Speed or the Vladeslav Delay Quartet - while he was developing his main career with submarine ambient probes, or icy techno-dub with Pan Sonic. But the desire was there and sooner or later, he had to act on it. “Life (…It Eats You Up)” is that guitar record. And it feels like it's tearing off your skin.