TUTL Records

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TUTL Records
Founded1977 (1977)
FounderKristian Blak
Distributor(s)Factory 92
GenreVarious
Country of originFaroe Islands
LocationTórshavn
Official websitewww.tutl.com

TUTL Records is a record label of the Faroe Islands that was founded in 1977 by Kristian Blak. The 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]

History[edit]

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


Tutl is Faroese for "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]

Faroese musicians such as 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 Factory 92 (formerly The Rocking Factory, an organization in Hamburg) that aims to represent and promote music from the Nordic countries in mainland Europe. Besides distribution, Factory 92 is also slated to help Tutl-artists organize tours.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sullivan, Paul (2007-07-12). "The in sound from way out". Music Week. United Business Media: 10–11.
  2. ^ Moll, Michael; Moll, Christian (December 2002). "Faroe Islands Leading Record Label exists 25 years". FolkWorld. Retrieved 2009-01-18.
  3. ^ Broughton, Simon; 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. ^ "TUTL kicks off European cooperation with the rocking factory". The Rocking Factory. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-28.

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