Fonal Records is a Finnish independent record label established by Sami Sänpäkkilä in 1995. There has been releases so far varying from ambient, experimental, pop to semi-acoustic psychedelic folk. We are currently based in Tampere, Finland.


Managing Director
Sami Sänpäkkilä
Fonal Records
PO BOX 185

33101 Tampere

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Most of the site is designed by Sami Sänpäkkilä. Fonal Jukebox is coded and designed by Jarno Varjonen. Juho Kaitajärvi has done a lot of coding and help with the administration pages. Fonal shop is coded and designed by Tommi Forsström of If Society. Enrico Glerean deseves a special mention for fixing things more then in a few occasions when things have gone haywire.







The recording facility where many of the Fonal releases have been recorded, mixed and mastered. A creative studio atmosphere where you can record anything from demos to full lenght albums. Digital 16-track simultaneous recording or 8-track 1/4 inch reel-to-reel tape recorder with unlimited tracks for overdubs. Lo-Fi spirit engineering with results as-lo-or-hi-u-wish. Customers include amongst others Kemialliset ystävät, Kuusumun Profeetta, Alien Heat, Kiila, Office Building, Ville Leinonen, Islaja, Maguar Posse, Helmi-levyt, Risto and many others.


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Unfortunately we don't have time to answer inquires or comment on the music. Just so you realise we have in the whole history of Fonal only released two albums via a promo sent to us.

Thanks for going through the trouble of sending it to us anyways!