Human Wheel / Endless Run (7:39)
Composition: Oikarinen, Ylilauri
Lyrics: Ylilauri, Oikarinen
lead vocals: Matti
fretless bass: Ville
lead guitar (left): Oikku
clean guitar (right): Suti
clean guitar in the instrumental break after the solo (center): Oikku
clean guitar in the outro (center): Oikku
backing vocals: Oikku, Ville
There’s some reuse of themes going on here. The zappaesque part after the solo and the outro are both actually whacked versions of the chorus. I wanted to have a simple two chord solo section to improvise over but of course it ended up having a 15/16 time signature so byebye easy improv…
Matti’s vocal track was the first thing recorded for the album. It’s actually one of his best performances of all times IMO. Maybe because there were no disturbing instruments recorded yet… he he ?
Unlike earlier albums, this time we recorded the instruments mainly in the normal order: drums first, then bass followed by the guitars. Lead vocals were just about the only exception to that.