Release Date: 21/06/2019
blastfirstpetite’s ’Psychopomp for M.T.V.’ a 260 page, full colour, hardback book.
[a psychopomp is a “guide of souls”, whose purpose is to escort deceased souls from Earth to The Afterlife] A Limited Edition of 1,000 copies containing:
~ A heart-wrenching collection of photographs from the Vainio family archive.
~ A broad range of artistic contributions (text, photographic and visual remembrances) from Mika's artist friends and collaborators.
~ An Updated and exhaustive Mika discography.
~ Jennifer Lucy Allen’s unedited transcript for her The Wire magazine 2013 ”Invisible Jukebox' – one of Mika’s most animated media responses.
~ A variety of Pansonic ephemera from Paul Smith’s own Blast First archives.
+++ an album length exclusive CD of previously unreleased Pansonic performance recordings - ”Turku Moai - live on Rapa Nui”.
( THIS IS NOT A MIKA VAINIO BIOGRAPHY OR MONOGRAPH)