A short voyage into quantum Physics, supergravity, symbolism, and academic distress.
- “Funky Matters” (a play with words) is a song/essay about the discoveries as well as the uncertainties of Particle Physics. Funk and jazz structures/rhythms develop on a metal arrangement, with clean singing and choruses to sing along with. A concept song about particle Physics, supersymmetry, string theory, including the psychedelic central section with heavy jazz fusion influences “Dark Matter Suite”.
- “The Tyger” features as lyrics my own adaptation of the homonymous poem by William Blake, in a horror story of might, divinity and grandeur. Whispered in darkness, with theatrical vocals inspired by a young Genesis’ Peter Gabriel, perhaps some hints at Johnny Cash, and a more art rock feel overall. My little tribute to Blake and Gabriel.
- “Sabbatical Leave” is the story of an evil researcher, who hates the world and takes a Sabbatical leave to build a weapon of mass destruction. Dark humour and critique of the current academic Zeitgeist, drawing from odd tempos and a few polyrhythms. More avantgarde/experimental singing, supported by hammers and drills.
- “Bonus track: The Stalker” is a collaboration with the Helsinki prog rock band Spy. Here I sing a tale of a…stalker, in a rather traditional way, while the group shines with their instrumental accompaniment in 5/8.
Quantum Prana: Vocals, guitar, bass (#1, #2, #3); lyrics; mixing (#1, #2, #3) & mastering.
Second Order Effects: Keyboards (#1, #2)
Klas Granqvist: Drums (#1)
MathGen: Drums (#2, #3)
Spy (Finnish band): guitar, bass, drums (#4)