Growing Smaller / Sounds Of Life

Composition: Veijalainen
Lyrics: Ylilauri, Veijalainen


Comments by Ville:

  • Although Ville is credited for the music, the guitar harmonics riff was created by Marko. It inspired also part of the intro.
  • The simple bass line alters between the root and the fifth throughout the song. It still contains a good amount of development.
  • How fast is fast ? One could argue that the tempo marking in the beginning is 880bpm
  • Marko’s guitar solo is maybe one of weirdest he’s ever done.
  • Matti started the lyrics, Ville finished them.
  • A video of the song was premiered at OMVF 1999.
  • The grandfather clock sound was produced by drumming a wooder drawer. The idea for using a clock-sound came from the lyrics. Passing of time is one of the key themes both in lyrics and music.
  • The structure of the lyrics contains a lot of symmetry.

~ by Marko Oikarinen on August 1, 1997.

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