Introducing: Ruton Music

In our series dedicated to small (tape-) labels set up and run by artists we present Ruton Music from Finland. The mix was compiled by the label owners and is a labor of love and radio art in itself.

Ruton Music is a cassette label founded in April 2011 by musician Jussi Lehtisalo and film director Mika Taanila. By April 2021 Ruton Music has released 42 cassette albums, mainly rare live recordings, lo-fi demos, spoken word recordings, and other marginal recordings. The tapes are sold almost exclusively in the online store of [link -> Ektro Records (Pori, Finland).

“Have you ever felt like a ruler? So straight and accurate.”
Harry Salmenniemi: Kivirivit

Circle: Hymiö
Mamiffer: All That Is Beautiful
Erkki Kurenniemi: Dry ´73-9-8
Pakasteet with Jukka Nousiainen: Art vs. Life During Design Week in Turku

Swissair: We Must Develop Some Kind of a Notation Harmonising Lettering Numbering

Wytch Hazel: I Am Redeemed
Anton Nikkilä: New Constructivist Moment
Toiling Midgets: Nein
Pharaoh Overlord: Ideal Flower
Oric: Montevideo Sunset
Aavikko: Quartal Quatch
Harry Salmenniemi: Kivirivit
Jussi Lehtisalo: Doom Cresta

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