"Experimenting now is trying to find what music still can be in a world where almost everything is reduced to signals and information."
"...Part of the gear was bought by Pan Sonic themselves, some of it was custom-built by Jari Lehtinen. He designed some amazingly imaginative equipment: a swallowable microphone, an instrument with such a powerful sound that statues shattered at an art museum where Pan Sonic played. Another piece of gear by Lehtinen caused a bomb alert at airport customs when the band was returning from abroad. Mika had to play it for them to prove that it was a genuine musical instrument."
Despite the arbitrary relation between signifier and signified, there is a regulated relation between them via a ‘code’, a set of shared rules that link the signifier with the signified. If one is unfamiliar with the code, it is impossible to orientate oneself in the system