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Korpiklaani - Voice Of Wilderness (Song by Song)

With: Jonne Järvelä [Vocals, Guitar]
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Published: 08.04.2005

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Album info: Voice Of Wilderness

01. Cottages & Saunas
02. Journey Man
03. Fields In Flames
04. Pine Woods
05. Spirit Of The Forest
06. Native Land
07. Hunting Song
08. Ryyppäjäiset
09. Beer Beer
10. Old Tale
11. Kädet Siipinä (Hands As Their Wings)

01. Cottages & saunas:

First I made the violin melody which came when I just practise playing the guitar. The riffes came around it and the whole song came very easily.
At the first the song sterted from the chorus but we changed that thing at the studio.
The song feeling and atmosphere was pretty agressive and danger so In the lyrics, I used inspired, feelings and some lines from Finnish war movie Tuntematon sotilas.
"We eat iron and shit the chain" and "attack forward you nordic boy" is directly translated from the lines of the movie.
Somehow the chorus is little bit like after war feelings.
I mean something like "we gonna rise again"

02. Journey man:

Melodies and riffes came again just playing the guitar at home.
The song was ready about twenty minutes and the lyrics came when I listened my demo version of the song trying to find out what the song wants to tell me. This fast, fun sounding song told me about happines of freedom so what could be better object than Journey man.
"Free, free as a journey man, feel heat in the moonlight"

03. Fields in flames:

Inspired of Fields in flames song was Klaus Kurki who was some kind of judge some part of Finland but made work to King of Sweden.
Finland was the part of Sweden to year 1809. Klaus collected the taxes with two hundred horsemen around Finland pretty cruel way as you can hear from the song.
His lands and estate was in the Vesilahti.
Vesilahti is the place that I growed up.
Pics and some facts of my home village you can find from this web address:

04. Pine woods:

This instrumental song we made in the band practising room.
Our guitarist Honka had the verse melody and riffes and I made the second part of the song and melodies for the others.
The feeling was huge on the practising room when we realize how good song we made.
I think this is one of the highlight of the album.

05. Spirit of the forest:

This is pretty old song and the name of the song it's easy to guess that this song would be meant to the Spirit of the forest album initially.
I wasn't very satisfied to the arragement the so I let it our from that album.
Somehow this song didn't leve me in peace so I had to dig it out again.
Now it works.
Maybe this song was just meant to the this album.

06. Native land:

This is praise and thanks song to our fatherland.

07. Hunting song:

Again one of the songs which just comes quick and easy.
I had good and happy feeling and it caught to the song.

08. Ryyppäjäiset:

I made this when I took underwear drunk at home.
The name of the song means translated in english "Drinking party" but the truth is that I had my own party with myself when I made the song.

09. Beer Beer:

This is old song.
We recorded this already to the Shaman "Shamaniac" album but this was sung by sámi language then.
I needed to make this again with Hittavainen and all of his folk instruments.
Hittavainen always blame me because bagpipe is not as loud as it should be on the album but it is his own fault because he wasn't at the studio when we mixed this.
Seems like we have to do this third time again with the next album

10. Old tale:

Old tale song name could be "same old tale again" as well.
You can find the same tale something like 2500 books and movies.
"Rich girl falls in love with poor boy and got pregnent to him without married" Nothing was worse than that in the old days.
The song Old tale is just my variation of the story.

11. Kädet Siipinä (Hands as their wings)

came after I red some real storys about finnish evacuation people after the war.
There was many kilometres long black queue mourning and crying people. Mainly just became widows and children with their stuff and cows.
The countries line changed after the war so they have to move away from the old Finland.
I had a demo recording one of Hittavainen's song which was bleak and oppressive and I just wrote the text listening the song.
Whole text came very easy because of my "right kind of" bleak mood.


Comments: 7   Visited by: 79 users
03.10.2006 - 14:16
Foetal Butchery
the hunting song is one of my favourite korpiklaani tracks. and im still amazed at how well the violin and guitar can combine to make such a wonderful sound.
Dark death metal from Sydney:
22.01.2007 - 20:35

Beer beer the best party song ever . But on this album I like best Native land .
13.03.2007 - 23:12
Doc G.
Full Grown Hoser
Wow, I really wanna get this album now, I have yet to get some Korpiklaani for my cd collection but ive been meaning to, I think this will be the one to get first by the looks of it.
"I got a lot of really good ideas, problem is, most of them suck."
- George Carlin
26.06.2007 - 04:49
The Alchemist
Many of the songs on this album are great! Beer Beer is one of the best drinking songs ever, Native Land, Fields In Flames, Pine Woods and Cottages And Saunas are great with the violin and the folk touch

I'm not afraid to die, I'm afraid to be alive without being aware of it
Sensorium - Epica
26.09.2007 - 09:20
Foetal Butchery
Violin in metal is amazing - another band that does it well is Dark Lunacy
Dark death metal from Sydney:
28.09.2007 - 15:48
Metal Master
Folk metal - that's ridiculous. Finnish musicians singing English...LOL. Where do you see folk influences there? Folk bands should sing in their native language.
And their music sucks anyway.
14.11.2008 - 04:07
Liver Failure
Nice this band is exellent.. may not be a ''pure'' folk metal but its always a good listening.. catchy riffs, various instruments, funny songs (Beer Beer is awesome).. Doesnt matter if they sing in english, the good thing about music is have fun, and Korpiklaani is very good in that.

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