Experimental electronic music producer Mika Vainio has died at age 53.
Vainio’s death has been been confirmed by family and friends, but no further details are known.
Vainio formed Pan Sonic (originally known as Panasonic) in 1993, alongside Ilpo Väisänen and Sami Salo. Salo left the project in 1996. Vainio and Väisänen remained active as Pan Sonic to the present day, and released a film soundtrack last year.
Vainio was also active as a solo artist and frequently collaborated with others, including Charlemagne Palestine, Fennesz, Merbow and Franck Vigroux.
This video, via Culturebox, captures Vainio performing live in 2015 at the Sonar Festival: