Only just now learned of the death of Mikka Vainio of the minimalist synth duo 'Pansonic.' I'm extremely shocked and saddened by this tragic news. I met Mikka a couple of times a number of years ago, and exchanged the occasional email with him. When we first met I was surprised and flattered to learn that he was a fan of my own music and wanted to collaborate on something. Somehow, I always seemed to be pre-occupied with my own work and the collaboration never happened, much to my regret now. Mikka was a lovely, charming man and I liked his personality immensely. So very, very sorry to hear of his passing. Rest in peace.