The former Pan Sonic man's second album arrives in May.
Väisänen's best known for his work with Mika Vainio as one-half of Pan Sonic, the Finnish experimental duo who applied extreme volume and dub techniques to the musical language of techno. Väisänen's solo output has been rather limited, with only one album (2001's Asuma, also on Mego) and a few EPs to his name. (He's also a member of experimental group Angel, who had an album on the label last summer.)
The I-LP-O In Dub alias finds Väisänen experimenting with spacious dub soundscapes once again, offering the listener the choice "to be pummelled into submission or to reflect on their situation," according to the press release. Despite the abstract nature of this music, the political themes behind Communist Dub are pointed, referencing revolution in the Ukraine and Libya. The label says "Communist Dub is a ruthless criticism of everything existing, but one ultimately tempered by hope."
Check out "Crocodile Submerged" below.
01. Gulag General
02. Father Sun Rudealis
03. Donbass Hybrid
04. Crocodile Submerged
05. Donetsk Diciplies
06. Kolyma Stoned
07. Rudealis Dub
08. Vorkuta Ground Pipe
09. Uncle Ho Sticks
10. Benghazi Affair
Editions Mego will release Communist Dub on May 11th, 2015.