Release of the first solo CD by Mika Vainio from Pan Sonic (formerly Panasonic), and beginning of collaboration with Mark Van Hoen (Locust) and Scala which results in Last Flowers from the Darkness, a collection of works by Mark Van Hoen covering the period 1992-1996, and Scala’s Beauty Nowhere and Compass Heart. The first Rehberg & Bauer CD based on digital processing errors comes out. The same year sees New Order’s Video 5-8-6 recording finally emerge as a CD single and enter the charts in the UK, no thanks to the major retailers’ absurd policies.