From Dust to Dust is a track taken from Arched Fire’s critically acclaimed album Remote Control out via Wormholedeath / The Orchard / Aural Music.
From Dust to Dust is the fourth lyric video single off Arched Fire’s critically acclaimed debut album Remote Control. The video was made by J. Hevander.
Ari: ”From Dust to Dust is the oldest song on our album. We first started playing it in October 1989, believe it not. But that’s only the riffs. The arrangement and especially the vocal lines and the lyrics by Mr. Herkman breathed a new kind of life into the whole thing. It was born again cosmic and existential. It’s the last song on the album. It’s a perfect slot for it both thematically and musically. It’s a punchy heavy metal song with lyrics deep as space and time. When we started talking about who could feat on the song, I knew the guys were all fans of a certain Finnish scientist, so…”
Kristian: ”I think it was Ari who had the idea to ask Esko Valtaoja to feature on our song titled From Dust to Dust. Esko is the most famous Finnish astronomer, and the song is about how our atoms are made in dying stars. We thought it was perfect, and soon Esko replied that he is in for the job! We went through some texts that Esko had written before and Ari found the perfect one to fit the song. Esko sent us a video of him reading the text and we separated the audio from it into the mix. The lyrics of the song deal with death and ponder upon what is existence. Matter is energy, and energy cannot be destroyed. So, we are made of indestructible energy! But what is us and where do we end? Death feels like something is lost, but in emptiness there is a potential for something new. Each human is spending just a tiny moment in space-time.”