The Evermore Clock (And Other Tales Of Wasted Time) was intended to be another 4-track EP, but the band split up before the last two songs could be recorded.
However, the songs here are two of my favourites, and are well worth downloading. They showcase rather well the two sides of Carnival of Souls—the high-energy pop and the dark, introspective side...
An alternative, earlier version of H5N1 was included on Gronk's Tricks of the Light album—under the name Dream On (Hope Springs Eternal) but The Solomon Clock (though a live favourite for some time) was never released.
For those who are interested, The Solomon Clock is a very old, wall-mounted, Dutch-manufactured clock, that depicts the Judgement of Solomon that my grandfather (who was an avid collector of timepieces) possessed and which now sits in my father's house.
My grandfather was a somewhat forbidding character and the clock—with the vignette's moving swords and sceptres—appeared to a young Gronk to chime in the same vein, I think.
In any case, the original recording was done in one night by my brother, and the words—whatever came into his head—were whispered into his MacBook microphone at about 3 in the morning. Most of the words remained in this final release, with only the third verse changed.
Anyway, it's a good song...