VUOLA is a psychedelic rock project of a Finnish drummer, producer and studio manager Jussi Vuola. In his music there’s a shimmer in darkness, a touch in space, beauty in distortion and aspiration in despair. A history of growing with Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the like is being shaped with low tunings, vibration and chanting on his concept album, based both on geometrics and syntax. The anticipated, esoteric,  heavy hitting album ”Alouv” is coming out in spring 2022.

 

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Jussi Vuola has played drums since his teenage years in a variety of acts, including the Finnish bands The Grammers, Mystons, Willie & The  Goodsouls and Achiote, to name a few. In 2010 he put together an analog recording  studio in Turku, Finland that has become a home for a lot of acts. Hundreds of gigs  around the globe, tens of albums he has played on, and hundreds of releases he has taken part of production on, have shaped him to the person he is today. Over the  years, it became clear it was time for him to make a move downstage. In 2022, he is leading a talented five­ piece under his own name to venues, with himself on vocals & guitar.

Jussi Vuola

Finnish drummer, producer & studio manager

VUOLA – Under Above Orion Venus Loves

“Under Above Orion Venus Loves” is the first single of debut artist VUOLA: a Finnish musician producer and studio manager Jussi Vuola. In his music there’s a shimmer in darkness, a touch in space, beauty in distortion and aspiration in despair. A history of growing with Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the like is being shaped with low tunings, vibration and chanting on his concept album, based both on geometrics and syntax. The anticipated, esoteric, heavy hitting album ”Alouv” is coming out in spring 2022.

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Released March 17, 2022
All music, lyrics, instruments & production by Jussi Vuola, V.R. Studio (Sammal, The Grammers, Michael Monroe)
Mixed by Jaime Gomez Arellano, Orgone Studios (Ghost, Opeth, Paradise Lost)
Mastered by Svante Forsbäck, Chartmakers (Rammstein, Volbeat, Entombed)
Recorded by Jori Saloranta & Jussi Vuola, V.R. Studio, August 2021
Tape Operator: Joel Kinnunen
Video directed, filmed and edited by Jan Trygg
Graphic design by Keir Cornelius

All proceeds of the album will be donated to the victims of the ukraine war during year 2022 via Unicef. This single is now available on Bandcamp for the amount of your choice.

VUOLA – Laugh Vivid Often Adore Unity

“Laugh Vivid Often Adore Unity” is the second single of debut artist VUOLA: a Finnish drummer, producer and studio manager Jussi Vuola. In his music there’s a shimmer in darkness, a touch in space, beauty in distortion and aspiration in despair. A history of growing with Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the like is being shaped with low tunings, vibration and chanting on his concept album based both on geometrics and syntax.
The new single paints a picture of an unearthly reunion beyond life and gives hope to this one. It is dedicated to Vuolas sister losing her husband to cancer recently, way too early. Musically the single is an inter textual salute to the giants of the past. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page as well as Tom Scholz of Boston are being credited, too. All proceeds of the single as well as the anticipated, esoteric, heavy hitting May album ’Alouv’ will be donated to the victims of the Ukraine war via UNICEF.

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Released April 20, 2022
All music, lyrics, instruments, production & overdubbing by Jussi Vuola, V.R. Studio (Sammal, The Grammers, Michael Monroe)
Mixed by Jaime Gomez Arellano, Orgone Studios (Ghost, Opeth, Paradise Lost)
Mastered by Svante Forsbäck, Chartmakers (Rammstein, Volbeat, Entombed)
Recorded & co-produced by Jori Saloranta, V.R. Studio, August 2021
Tape Operator: Joel Kinnunen
Lighting, filming & editing by Jan Trygg
Script & setup by Jussi Vuola
Graphic design by Keir Cornelius

VUOLA – Alouv

“Alouv” is the first album of debut artist VUOLA: a Finnish drummer, producer and studio manager Jussi Vuola. In his music there’s a shimmer in darkness, a touch in space, beauty in distortion and aspiration in despair. A history of growing with Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the like is being shaped with low tunings, vibration and chanting on his concept album based both on geometrics and syntax. All proceeds of the anticipated, esoteric, heavy hitting album will be donated to the victims of the Ukraine war via UNICEF.

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Released May 13, 2022
All music, lyrics, instruments, production & overdubbing by Jussi Vuola, V.R. Studio (Sammal, The Grammers, Michael Monroe)
Mixed by Jaime Gomez Arellano, Orgone Studios (Ghost, Opeth, Paradise Lost)
Mastered by Svante Forsbäck, Chartmakers (Rammstein, Volbeat, Entombed)
Recorded & co-produced by Jori Saloranta, V.R. Studio, August 2021
Tape Operator: Joel Kinnunen
Script & setup by Jussi Vuola
Graphic design by Keir Cornelius
Photography by Petri Vilén
Layout & photography by Jan Trygg

“From beginning to end, there’s no arguing the aesthetical origins of Vuola’s first album Alouv; both in form and execution, this is undeniably a rock record, but the way it goes about presenting physicality and musical might in the way most rock releases do is surprisingly innovative. Alouv challenges us to think about rock in an entirely different fashion.”

Jennifer MunozVents Magazine

“There’s a sense of justness in this tracklist that is born of a player making thoughtful music exclusively, which is why I think so much of this record plays out more like a drama on the screen than it does a conventional rock LP.”

Mark DrueryIndieShark

“There’s always a story being told in tandem with another in Alouv, reflecting the multidimensionality of this artist beyond question. In the wake of its completion, it feels like we’ve just experienced a longhand poem rather than a rock n’ roll record.”

Garth ThomasThe Hollywood Digest

“His attention to detail is impressive, if not one of the main reasons why I would recommend checking out his music.”

Nicole KillianMob York City

“Alouv spellbinds with its layered expression, comprised only partially by lyrics and more formidably by the sonic presence of the instrumentation it sports. It’s an effort worthy of the mainstream spotlight for sure. Top to bottom, you’re just not likely to hear another record like this one right now.”

Trace Whittaker – Pop Icon Magazine