Author: gregorius


First of all, I’d like to say a big thanks to all of you for such a good, if not the best response in the history of this project to the newest Lunatic Soul release. I am really glad that many people have finally appreciated the alternative dark-trance-oriental vision which I’ve been exploring for almost 10 years. “Fractured” is different from previous four albums, less dark, more melodious, more trance and closer to “the world of the living” rather than to “the world of the dead”. For obvious reasons, in 2016 I didn’t want to wallow in darkness but instead I wanted to create something that would help me survive difficult times. You can hear the result of that on “Fractured”. Thanks again for putting the album on your top lists and end-of-the-year summaries. As ever, I’m ever so pleased 🙂

Those of you who have read interviews with me might remember that I mentioned “a lot of material” and that initially “Fractured” was 90 minutes long. That’s true, at the start I had thought about this album as of a double release but in the end decided on a shorter, more concise one, without instrumental tracks.

You might ask, “what happened with those leftover tracks?”, “where are the remaining 35 minutes that did not make it to the album?” Well, my first thought was to simply put them all away in a drawer but after I’d given it some thought, I realised that I should show them to you.

And so I’m really happy to tell you that there will be an addition to “Fractured”, a supplement, an add-on, the first mini album in the history of the project or, as gamers would say, a DLC 🙂 It will be called “Under the Fragmented Sky”, it will contain 35 minutes of completely new, previously unreleased music, and it will be released in the first half of 2018. Musically, it will be somewhere between “Walking on a Flashlight Beam” and “Fractured” but more towards soundscapes. It will have its own identity and character, and together with “Fractured” it will fully illustrate my latest music vision and “complement” the main album.

Thus the story is not over yet and another chapter will follow soon 🙂

And last but not least, I’d like to wish you all a peaceful time of well deserved rest. Hopefully the coming Christmas will not be too dark or overly melancholic and instead will fill you with a lot of joy and strength.
Time to take a bow now, and thank you again for being there so I can keep making my music worlds for you 🙂

Perfect gift for Christmas 🙂 Since these two releases – Riverside’s “Love, Fear and the Time Machine” and Lunatic Soul’s “Fractured” were musically inspired by the 80s then why not release them on cassette tapes?

And so it will happen. Pre-order starts this Friday, 15.12.2017, at midday. Official release date – 19.12.2017.

These are very limited releases so keep your eyes peeled (no other R & LS titles are planned). Check and for more info.

Moving On

“Fractured” by Lunatic Soul is not an album to be listened to in the evening.

It’s not meant to be savoured with a glass of wine, lights out or eyes closed. When you’re broken, when your world has shattered and fallen apart into pieces, you start to flounce, you start to get het up, uncertain and afraid, your pulse is quicker and your breath shorter. Sometimes you get a break, you calm down for a moment but you never really stop running, you just can’t stop. That pulse, that flouncing, those sharp pieces are everywhere on this album, sometimes their edges are smoothed out with melodies, the piano, the acoustic guitar or symphonic orchestra but what you really feel inside is like that sax solo at the end of “A Thousand Shards of Heaven” or like the driving rhythm in “Moving On”.

It wasn’t meant to be a lyrical journey like “Impressions” or “Walking on a Flashlight Beam”, it wasn’t meant to be a beautiful journey into the underworld from the dark black-and-white diptych. This album has always meant to be a combination of fragments of pure shattered glass with sadness and melancholy. That’s what “Fractured” is like, and that’s the new Lunatic Soul.

Those who like to “zone out” listening to this album might find the new release a little tiring and importunate with its loops, cuts and a lot of rhythm. But the truth is, “Fractured” is closer to rock than to ambient. Closer to day than to night. Because it’s an album we shouldn’t fall asleep to but wake up with wanting to leave all that’s bad behind. To wake up and move on.

Video by Oskar Szramka

Anymore video

It’s a great great pleasure to present the very first Lunatic Soul video.

The song “Anymore” is taken from the forthcoming new studio album – “Fractured”.

Directed by Sightsphere.

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