Before Pan Sonic, there was Gagarin-Kombinaatti.

The first recordings from Mika Vainio’s early band Gagarin-Kombinaatti have been released on Finnish label Sähkö.

The recordings date back to the period between 1983 and 1985, when Vainio was working in a slaughterhouse and teamed up with Janne Koski and Tapio Onnela to form an industrial band.

The 12-track 83-85 album was compiled from original cassette recordings, only one of which had been released until now – on a 2CD collection of Finnish avant-garde music.

You can preview the 2LP and digital release over at Boomkat, and frankly it makes Throbbing Gristle and Einstürzende Neubauten sound like Spandau Ballet.

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Tracklist:

01. Survos
02. Vartioparaati
03. Toisto
04. Tiedonantaja kirjoittaa
05. Ukaasi
06. Reikäkorttia
07. Massa
08. Protonisuihku
09. Alkuperä
10. Polvella
11. Osat
12. Raskas / Chemical Weapons

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