Philus ‎– pH

Sähkö Recordings ‎– SÄHKÖ-005
Vinyl, 12"


A1 Untitled 5:17
A2 Untitled 4:09
B1 Untitled 5:36
B2 Untitled 4:49


Made by Mika Vainio.
500 copies pressed.

Re-released in 2005.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SÄHKÖ-005 Philus pH(12", EP, RE, RM) Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-005 Finland 2005 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-005 Philus pH(12", W/Lbl, Sta) Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-005 Finland 1993 Sell This Version



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February 28, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
On this remarkable release Finnish Techno legend Mika Vainio quantitatively reduces instruments in order to emphasize their quality and expressiveness and possibly creates the most minimalistic record I know. These tracks basically don't consist of much more than three or four loops of amazingly perfectionistic sound-characteristics with B1 being the extreme: a bass drum and an acid synth that permanently modulates and adds effects throughout the composition. This scheme - synth and beat with just the occasional claps or hi-hats - applies to the entire record and probably represents the actual genius of this creation. Obviously the concept concentrates on a very important, basic aspect of Acid: the ecstatic repetitiveness and the capability to have you caught within a mind-altering sound. An idea that perfectly works and makes this release one of the most special and interesting ones in its genre - totally incredible, both for 1993 and for today, twelve years later.