Mika Vainio - M.T.V. 15.05.1963-12.04.2017 Book+CD
Label: Blast First Petite
Blast First Petite's PsychoPomp for M.T.V., a 260-page, full-color, hardback book – a PsychoPomp is a "guide of souls," whose purpose is to escort deceased souls from Earth to the afterlife. Includes a broad range of artistic contributions (text, photographic and visual remembrances) from Mika Vainio's artist friends and collaborators, an updated and exhaustive Mika discography, Jennifer Lucy Allen's unedited transcript for her "Invisible Jukebox" with Vainio in The Wire (2013) – one of Mika's most animated media responses – and a variety of Pansonic ephemera from Paul Smith's own Blast First archives. It also includes a heart-wrenching collection of photographs from the Vainio family archive, and an album-length exclusive CD of previously unreleased Pansonic performance recordings. Limited edition of 1000 copies.