|» Andreas Hedlund - Waterclime||
- From the beginning this song was less "rock'n roll" than it
turned out on the album. Even if all the songs on the album was quite
easy to write I worked quite a lot to find a good chorus to this one,
the problem I had was that the first melody line I had in mind was a bit
too happy. But when I concentrated and just tried to translate the lyrics
into a feeling it went fine. The mellow part in the middle of the song
is something that I find very relaxing and it makes to song more diverse
and adds a more emotional state to it. It became natural to open the album
with this on as it has a lot of drive and energy.
Diamond Moon - The first song I recorded and it was in a state of just writing a song for the joy of writing a song. I didn't had any plan to make a whole album back then, it was just a location for relaxation. A gentle piano is working nearly throughout the song, but put in the background just overdubbing the "clean" guitars and it makes the song very "tight".
Without Colours - I had written this
cool very 70's progressive-rock-oriented lyric and I needed just to think
of the lyric and the song just came to life. The verses are very "heepish"
in my perspective with the chords going from major to minor scale and
back etc. It's very simplistic but the vocal harmonies on the song are
quite intricate so it's both simple and complex at the same time I guess.
A very symphonic approach rests over the whole composition, with some
bells and strings here and there. The distorted organ is cool.
Flyer - It's a cover from David Byrons first solo-album..I've rearranged
it to suit my mind..hehehe. The flute mellotron match the whole atmosphere
- I wanted one creepy song, but not metal-creepy instead more dark
and ambient leaning towards jazz music. And the intro with piano with
the "barber-shop" vocal harmonies gives you a very ambivalent
feeling. A friend of mine did some vocals on it as well and that duality
with both male and female vocals gives it a nice dimension. The chorus
is very right on target using the title word several times and it makes
you to remember the song. One of the best things with this song is the
parts between the vocals, with different kind of percussion and ambient
Timewind - A lot of analogue synths, mellotron and organ add an "old" sound and the intro even have some vibraphone and vocals with four harmonies. It's one of the longest songs on the album and it has some intricate synth work that gives a very progressive touch even if it at the same time has a symphonic quality. Today it's one of my fave songs, but tomorrow it may be changed. I feel that the whole album hold a high standard, no "fillers".