Fonal Records


Tuusanuuskat is a collaboration between Es and Tomutonttu. The name of the project Tuusanuuskat is a play on words derived from the phrase “tuusan nuuskana”, (tr. total shambles). It is a Finnish saying that is used when something has broken to a million pieces. The phrase is generally used in a playful context, and often received with laughter. If you google “tuusan nuuskana”, some of the first hits you’ll get are: “After birth; private parts tuusan nuuskana”, “Ferrari tuusan nuuskana” and “Steve Jobs mansion tuusan nuuskana”. Yes, they have chosen their name wisely.

They have prepared an experimental cocktail that sounds like two drunken masters of music, conducting the protons and neutrons travelling from their instruments to their skulls and back, to create a musical nucleus.

The CD and vinyl packaging both display Fonal’s customary attention to detail. Both include a striped acetate film, that when placed over the cover, creates an animated sequence of images. The illusion works on the persistence of vision principle. The covers are designed and produced by Jari Suominen (of fellow Fonal recording artists Jarse and Shogun Kunitoki). The vinyl will have a limited edition run of 500 copies.

The album will be sold prior to release on a Fonal Records Nordic Tour with Es, Jarse and Tomutonttu, who will all be performing solo. The dates are:
5.6. Göteborg, Koloni / Gårdaskolan
7.6. Copenhagen, Mayhem
8.6. Malmö, Inkonst
9.6. Århus, Spanien19c
10.6. Oslo, Revolver
11.6. Oslo, Sound of Mu (Fonal night with presentations, music videos and DJ music)
12.6. Stockholm, Mother / Mosebacke (also w/ Lau Nau)
16.6. Reykjavik with Es, Jarse, Lau Nau and Islaja

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Fonal Records

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Fonal Records is a Finnish independent label run by Sami Sänpäkkilä that began releasing mainly domestic music in 1995. Fonal has a catalogue of experimental, folk, ambient and popular music releases.

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