Tuusanuuskat: Toiminnan aattona was released in 2017 on digital format by Fonal Records and on now sold out cassette by Ultraääni Records. Now Fonal Records and Ultraääni join forces with Jan Anderzén’s label Vauva to release the album on vinyl on November 30th 2018. It is now available for pre-orders in the Fonal shop.
Toiminnan aattona translates as “On the Eve of Action”. The basic tracks for the album were already recorded in 2012 by Sami Sänpäkkilä (Es, Fonal Records) and Jan Anderzén (Tomutonttu, Kemialliset Ystävät). The legendary Goodiepal whistled on two tracks during his visit in Finland. The album was put on hold for many years due to other projects.
In 2017 both Sami and Jan listened to the album and decided that this must be released. Additional violins and vocals by Sanna Komi and saxophone by Suvi Linnovaara were recorded to add organic melodies to the swooshing synths and low bit rhythm samples created by Sami and Jan. The end result is a timeless album full of weird and beautiful sounds.
The amazing cover is an artwork in itself created by Jan Anderzén with logo design by Ultraääni boss Arsi Keva, band photo by fine artist Ilona Lehtonen and layout by Sami Sänpäkkilä.