Independent Record Label
Pyynikintori 8 C 28
+358 44 55 32 977
Eclipse Music is an independent record company located in Tampere, Finland. Our goal is to produce music and recordings of high artistic quality, innovation and spirit. Our artists are significate talents who take pride in following their own voice in their music regardless of changes in what is fashionable. Eclipse Music offers timeless music from the upcoming talents of the young generation.
Eclipse Music also produces music for stage and film projects.
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Greetings from Tapio Ylinen, Label Manager
History of Eclipse Music
After I graduated with my Master’s Degree in Musicology (a very useful degree to have in the job market…) in 2006 the obvious question was: “Well, what now?”. There were no jobs available and playing irregular gigs and performing in semi-professional theater productions was not going to be enough. Nobody was interested in publishing my music, so I soon realized that I needed to form a company and to start actively publishing and promoting my work myself. I took a short business executive course and, in November 2007, Eclipse Music was born.
The name Eclipse has many personal meanings. It is a name of a song in two of my favorite albums, Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and Yes’ “Close to the Edge”. It was also the name of my band. And being a life-long fan of astronomy and science fiction the name made sense.
The original idea of the company was to publish and promote my own music, but when Pauli Lyytinen, one of my closest friends and the driving force behind such groups as Kauhukakara, Elifantree, Defekt and Laser, suggested that I broaden my horizons it very soon became obvious that Eclipse Music could be much more than just a vehicle for my projects.
In the spring of 2008 Eclipse Music released its first album, Kauhukakara’s debut “Taistelu Pahoja Kelloja Vastaan” (The Battle Against Evil Clocks). I had (with a lot of pure luck) managed to set up a rudimentary distribution system and, by trial and error, learned all the things one needs to do to get records released. And off we went! Not really knowing what lay ahead.
I originally had the hope of releasing space rock and progressive rock albums (and I will eventually), but the far out tones of Pauli and all the other fantastic jazz virtuosos in my circle of close friends worked very hard to establish Eclipse Music as a prominent force in the Finnish jazz scene. The music is spacey, it’s astral, ethereal, whatever you want to call it. It is an exploration of musical space, and thus it is complete “Eclipse Music”.
So, a dozen albums later, I have made new friends both in music and in life. I have released a catalogue of great music by great artists, not only on record but on film and on the theater stage as well. The music industry is in turmoil and there’s an awful lot of music going ‘round that, to me at least, seems to exist only to satisfy the commercial needs of big corporations. Music is an art form, maybe the highest there is. And art in itself comes from an individual frame of reference, whether by a single person or a group of musicians forming a single unit. That is the magic of music, and that can’t be measured in dollars, pounds or euros. And that is something the music industry and the big corporations have lost. Our little musical family survives with the quality of the music itself and the dedication of the musicians who live and breathe it.
Because of the chances happening in the industry, I believe it is the dedication to quality and musical innovation that will ultimately bring great success to our band of brothers and sisters. And I welcome everyone to join whether you are a musician, a music fan, a creative individual or just someone who is curious about what we do here.
Peace and love everyone!
Mail: Eclipse Music Pyynikintori 8 C 28 33230 Tampere FINLAND Telephone: +358 44 55 32 977 E-mail: info(at)eclipsemusic.fi
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