In the Valley (5:00)
(composition: Matti, Marko & Ville, lyrics: Matti)
Matti: lead vocals, percussion
Marko: acoustic guitars, percussion, backing vocals
Ville: fretted bass, keyboards, backing vocals
- Matti came up with the melody lines and lyrics for the
complete song (no chords, just solo vocals). The lyrics
were inspired by a poem written in Finnish by Aimo Vetelšinen.
Marko composed the chord structure and the song was first
recorded in 1992? (This version had no bass). Somewhere
around 1996? Ville came up with the idea of changing
the time signature to 5/4. Also the middle section was
re-composed. We played this one a lot on live gigs and
eventually the arrangement turned into what it is now.
The lyrics and backing vocal parts were revised for the
- The pizzicato-like sounds in the middle section were
created with a nylon-string acoustic guitar.
- The strange sound that begins the song is a reversed
djembe hit with a long reverb.
- the bass line was developed from a single pattern
by altering the time spent playing each note of the pattern.