Electronica band, Tone Casualties, has served as a musical release for multi-instrumentalist, animation artist and production company and record label owner Gabor Csupo (pronounced: CHEW-po). While his reputation has been primarily built on his work on animated television shows including the Rugrats, the Simpsons and Duckman, Csupo continues to explore the furthest realms of his music.
A native of Budapest, Hungary, Csupo served an apprenticeship at Pannonia Studio from 1971 until 1975. Frustrated by Hungary's oppressive political climate, Csupo by walking two and a half-hours through a dark railway tunnel to freedom in Austria. Continuing on to Stockholm, he worked on his first animated feature and met his future wife and business partner, Arlene Klasky,.an American graphic designer. Falling in love, Csupo and Klasky married and settled in Los Angeles.
Launching Klasky Csupo, Inc. in 1981, Csupo had his first break when he was chosen to produce animated shorts of the Simpsons for the Tracey Ullman show. One episode featured Bart Simpson going to "Mr. Chupo's Candy Store." Since forming a one-man band, Tone Casualties, in 1994, Csupo has recorded three impressive solo albums – Liquid Fire, Zombient Music and Kalmopyrin – and has collaborated with avant-garde ensemble, the Accidental Orchestra. In 1997, Csupo and Klasky opened an art gallery and bistro, Lumpy Gravy, named after Frank Zappa's 1967 album.