Spirit Rising (2015)

Mr. Fastfinger's "Spirit Rising" album from 2015. Includes tunes such as Effortless, Be Wind My Friend, Moonwaxer, Jump Like a Frog, Great Blue Waves. Featuring guests: Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Michael Angelo Batio, Kai Hahto (Nightwish).

This album is also a soundtrack to the movie "Spirit of the Guitar Hunt". The movie was a collaboration between Mika Tyyskä and Juha Ruokangas.

“Spirit Rising” continues the musical saga of Mr. Fastfinger. Groovy and melodic instrumental rock with emotional landscapes. Wild guitars are all over the picture it’s all for the sake expression and the power of music. The music exploring the ways of instrumental music mixes various elements and styles of rock, pop, metal, world, and film music. The erupting stereo sounds will take you on a vivid journey.

Mika Tyyskä – guitar
Thomas Törnroos – drums
Lasse Rantanen – bass

Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) – keyboards leads on Spirit Hunt.
Michael Angelo Batio – demonic guitar solo on Bad Breath.
Kai Hahto (Nightwish, Wintersun) – drums on Great Blue Waves, Bad Breath and Spirit Hunt.
Jan-Olof Strandberg (Strandberg Project) – bass and groove on Rising Feel and Moonwaxer. Also a bass solo on Arise.
Kristoffer Gildenlöw (Solo, ex-Pain of Salvation) – fretless bass on Spirit Hunt.
Kalle Katz (Mr. Fastfinger Band) – kung-fu synth on Be Wind My Friend.
Sami Tupala – musical saw on Jump Like a Frog.
Andrey Sazonov – underwater ocean synths on Great Blue Waves.

1. Rising Feel
2. Effortless
3. I Natural Wisdom
4. II Jump Like a Frog
5. III Forest Groove
6. Moonwaxer
7. Acoustic Rites
8. Great Blue Waves
9. Bad Breath (feat. Michael Angelo Batio)
10. Be Wind My Friend
11. Silver Cloud
12. Arise (feat. Jan-Olof Strandberg)
13. Spirit hunt (feat. Jordan Rudess)
14. Supervision
15. The Rite of The Exploding Guitar

15 tracks. 54 minutes long.

Produced and Composed by Mika Tyyskä.
Mika Tyyskä / Elektrik Pyjamas © and ℗ 2015

Effortless - music video
Great Blue Waves- music video. Kai Hahto on drums.
Jump Like a Frog - guitar playthrough video