Tuusanuuskat: Toiminnan aattona was released in 2017 on digital format by Fonal Records and on now sold out cassette by Ultraääni Records. Fonal Records and Ultraääni join forces with Jan Anderzén’s label Vauva to release the album on vinyl on November 30th 2018.
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. Together, 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.
This is my fifth solo release as Es. Kesämaan lapset was recorded during a three year period. It is a mix of soundscapes and pop tunes. You can hear influences varying from contemporary indie to ancient classical music. It’s a summer album and a childhood photo album. The name translates as “The Children Of The Summerland”. It an homage to the Pekka Streng album “Kesämaa” (Summerland) which is one of my favourite Finnish albums ever made.
Sateenkaarisuudelma is my fourth solo album under the name Es. The double LP is a trilogy containing three independent parts: Sateenkaarisuudelma, Maailmankaari and Pianokaari. Sateenkaarisuudelma contains songs I’ve played live since 2002. These songs were composed and recorded during the same period I made Kaikkeuden kauneus ja käsittämättömyys cd. At some point it became obvious I was doing two albums at once. Also I soon realised that these songs would benefit and work well in vinyl format allowing me to divide songs to different sides and also give them an aging and changing format.