I would like to let you know that the recording process of the new Lunatic Soul release has ended. The album will be long, almost 64 minutes. It will feature 9 tracks. It will have a title made of 5 words. It will have a colour - navy blue. And it looks like it will be my first truly solo album as for the first time I've decided to compose each and every note myself.
Am I pleased? I think it's one of the best things I've ever created. Musically - it's the most elaborate, diverse and coherent Lunatic Soul release; lyrically - it's without a doubt the prequel of the black album.
Scheduled to be released in mid-October 2014, it will come with a bonus dvd containing interviews and documentaries illustrating the making of the album. I hope you'll be pleasantly surprised.
More information to follow.
Here is an exclusive preview of the upcoming release:
"It will be slightly different - less oriental, more... alternative. Truth be told, it's going to be a massive dose of trance darkness but I think it will also be much more musically varied than the previous albums. It will definitely be very emotional, because I would like the music of Lunatic Soul to be most of all the music for souls - those a bit more and those a bit less... lunatic."
The new Lunatic Soul album is scheduled to be released in October 2014 on Kscope (worldwide) and Mystic Production (in Poland).
Mariusz Duda is beginning to work on his Lunatic Soul's next album. The recordings are taking place in the Serakos studio, the same one in which the latest Riverside album "Shrine of New Generation Slaves" was recorded.
„I've been working with Magda and Robert for so many years now that we have become one organism. I can't imagine a different place for my new sound ideas," says Mariusz Duda. "Everything is already composed. I've been working on it for the last two months and, from now through the beginning of the New Year, then later, during the breaks between the Riverside concerts, I will record all the new ideas as best I can."
Lunatic Soul - official has already released three albums -"Lunatic Soul" (2008), "Lunatic Soul II” (2010), and the instrumental "Impressions” (2011).
"I realize that, for some, this will be the fourth album but for others, only the third because "Impressions" was actually a supplement to the first two. Still others view the first two, the Black and White continuing interwoven story so they will consider this new one to be only... the second album :)) Now, I'll go in a different direction...a bit less oriental and more...alternative. Actually, it seems like it will be a huge dose of trance darkness. I think it is much more versatile music than before. It's also going to be more emotive than ever...I've always wanted Lunatic Soul to be, first and foremost, music for the Souls whether they be Lunatic or not."
The new Lunatic Soul - official album will be released in autumn 2014.photo by Sightsphere
Impressions is the new album from Lunatic Soul is now available to pre-order from the Kscope store. Lunatic Soul is the solo project from Riverside creative force and lead singer, Mariusz Duda.
Impressions, the third album from Lunatic Soul, follows 2010’s acclaimed II (White Album) and features a number of tracks written in the sessions for both that and the self titled (Black Album) debut in 2008.
Mariusz felt that the compositions completed the theme set out on I & II and decided to return to the studio earlier this year to record the final instalment in the trilogy.
‘Impressions is a collection of instrumental compositions, which act as an addition to the story told on the black and white Lunatic Soul albums. These songs without lyrics, with scarce vocal parts are more ambient in style, resembling a soundtrack to a film or a video game.‘ Mariusz Duda.
There is a mini-site for Impressions which features more info, a free download, audio samples from the album, downloads and more, check it out at: www.kscopemusic.com/lunaticsoul
Impressions will be released on CD and gatefold vinyl, pre-order from the Kscope store.
On October 10th, 2011, the new Lunatic Soul album entitled ¨Impressions¨ will be released. The person behind this project is Mariusz Duda (Riverside). "Impressions" is an instrumental supplement to the black album (2008) and the white album (2010). We´re pleased to inform that you can listen to some parts of it on Soundcloud.
¨Impressions¨ consists of 8 absolutely new compositions and two remixes (¨Summerland¨ and ¨Gravestone Hill¨). As with the other albums, the label is Kscope, known for representing such bands as Porcupine Tree, Anathema, or Ulver. In Poland ¨Impressions¨ will be distributed by Mystic Production.
The cover and booklet art of the new Lunatic Soul has been prepared by Travis Smith, who collaborates with Opeth and Riverside (among others). ¨Impressions¨ will be released both on vinyl and on CD. You can pre-order them now at BurningShed.
October 10th, 2011 - that’s the date when, thanks to the British company Kscope, the newest record of Lunatic Soul project will have its premiere. „Impressions”, as Mariusz Duda, the author of the project, a singer and a musician of Riverside says, supplements the first and the second album. These are eight instrumental pieces which stylistically refer to the black-and-white diptych.
„These pieces were not rejected from the previous sessions; these are ideas which are at the same level of professionalism and were simply not recorded then. So it happened that this year I found some time to enter the studio again, finish what I couldn’t look into before and create totally new music sceneries. The compositions are only instrumental and that’s why the album gets such a distinct character. At the beginning we were thinking about adding these pieces as B side to black and white albums when reissuing them. However, we’ve managed to bring to life a music combination which was so interesting and original in its form that it deserved a separate publication. I’ve always wanted to publish an instrumental album and I haven’t been so satisfied with the final effect for a long time. I hope that this record, though short, will bring its listeners a lot of positive impressions.”
„Impressions” last 40 minutes and will be published both on a vinyl and a compact disc. It’s worth mentioning that on a CD one will find two additional remixes of „Gravestone Hill” and „Summerland” formed by Magda and Robert Srzednicki, who cooperate with Mariusz. The layout was prepared by Travis Smith, who collaborates with Riverside.
The album will be published only by the Kscope and will be distributed in Poland.
Soon you will be able to hear the music teaser from the new record and the new composition, about which we’ll inform you as soon as possible!
Below you’ll find what the tracklist includes: