comments by Jimi Tenor
1. Utopian Dream
"The idea was to make a
song with one note only using different sonorities to
make a texture. I ended up using more notes but not
that much. This is some sort of a demo of what it was
supposed to be. I wanted the pitched down vocals to
be sung by a bass opera singer whose first language
is not english. Preferably a slav language."
"Oh, this song has very many different
versions and this has less faults than most of the other
versions. It's not THE version I imagined but anyhow
it will stay in the history (comic) books.
There are two more verses in THE version,
which will be heard on my live album. Out next year."
3. New World
"I wanted to make a real summer
song. I guess this is one."
4. Natural Cosmic Relief
"Although very electronic it has
this bells sound which is very sloppy. I guess I was
going for some sort of a gamelan sound performed by
machines. The lyrics are a comment of today, when most
western women have yeast infections nonstop."
5. Neumatico Rojo
"I think is the same song as 'Never
Say it Aloud' on Intervision. New version though."
6. Gentle Afternoon
"Very much influenced by a song
by George Duke...almost illegally so. Anyway.... it's
quite different and I hereby officially confess the
7. Better Than Ever
"Reprint of the same track on
Out of Nowhere. I liked my keyboard solo on this one.
It has a 'good feeling'"
8. Paint The Stars
"Another remake of Out of Nowhere
stuff. These backing vocals are the thing is this one
9. 24-Hour Madness
"Planet one was supposed to be
the name of this record...well it isn't now. The message
of this track will remain obscure for centuries..."
10. Grilli-Iloa (Barbecue Pleasure)
"Always a 3/4 track on my album.
It's not a walz though. I guess I'm trying to do a electronic
latin thing with a Finnish flavor. This should be enjoyed
with Finnish (sweet) mustard."
11. Sinking Ship
"I was thinking about these ships
that can't land in any harbour, because they a disease
or something. Or they don't have a flag. Anyway, it's
sailors last chorus before death from malnutrition and
"I don't remember this track at
all. I'm sure it's guaranteed shit from a musical genius!"
13. Väinä Boy
"Hey! 5/4 time. Well in fact the
name vaina-boy is a reference to the time signature
which in fact shuold be thought in 10 instead of 5 :
va-ka-van-ha-väi-nä-möi-nen. It's only
8 you say? Yeah but the last two syllables möi-nen
last two beats."
14. Bacon Alive
"This was influenced by Edward
Vesala who described to me how the pigs screamed before
getting slaughtered. I wanted to do something like that."
15. Paradise Can Wait
"As a stranger in a town you walk
the street and see stuff. Very poetic... ;-D"
dream is out now on Sähkö.