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Tutl bus, Tórshavn
The Tutl buss in Sumba, Faroe Islands in 2013, transporting instruments for a jazz concert.

Tutl is a record label of the Faroe Islands, founded in 1977 by the Danish jazz musician and composer Kristian Blak. The "legendary label" is credited with giving many Faroese musicians their first break, and "has played a major role in giving musicians a chance to record and publish."[1]


Tutl is Faroese and means whisper, susurration; overseas, it is probably the best-known representative and distributor of Faroese music.[2] For instance, all entries of Faroese artists in the World Music guide (published by The Rough Guide) are released by "the main Faroese record company, Tutl."[3]

Leading Faroese musicians and groups like Teitur Lassen, Eivør Pálsdóttir, Høgni Lisberg, Guðrið Hansdóttir, Knút Háberg Eysturstein and Týr started their career at Tutl, and Blak's own jazz band Yggdrasil issues all their records at Tutl.

In 2008, Tutl entered into cooperation with The Rocking Factory, an organization based in Brussels, Belgium (now in Hamburg, Germany),[4] that aims to represent and promote music from the Nordic countries in mainland Europe. Besides distribution, The Rocking Factory is also slated to help Tutl-artists organize tours.[5]

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  1. ^ Paul Sullivan (2007-07-12). "The in sound from way out". Music Week (United Business Media): 10–11. 
  2. ^ Michael and Christian Moll (December 2002). "Faroe Islands Leading Record Label exists 25 years". FolkWorld. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  3. ^ Simon Broughton; Mark Ellingham; Richard Trillo; Orla Duane; Vanessa Dowell (1999). World Music: The Rough Guide. Rough Guides. pp. 62–63. ISBN 978-1-85828-635-8. 
  4. ^ "[THE] [ROCKING] [FACTORY]". therockingfactory.eu. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  5. ^ "TUTL kicks off European cooperation with the rocking factory". The Rocking Factory. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 

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