“Under the Fragmented Sky”


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 :)

Comments (6)

  • Enjoying Fractured, as well as Walking on a Flashlight Beam, this past year…truly hits the “spot” of darkness, which is ever present, yet not illuminated.

    Thank you beyond words for growing and expanding my selections of music in bass-strong, amazing ways…

    Always, have a beautiful holiday and hope to see you next year…

  • Riverside and Lunatic Soul are getting better with each new release how you “topped” Love, Fear and the Time Machine (& Eye of the Soundscape) must have been difficult, but you did and is the best so far. Keep up the good work

  • Hello,
    I’ve just very recently discovered you and Riverside. I’m a bit too old to be discovering you just now, but better late than never, isn’t it? I needed to tell you that I really love your voice. One of the best I’ve heard. And the arrangements of all the songs are wonderful. Know that I’ve been listening to both Lunatic Soul and Riverside every single day on my Google Music. Long live to you. Hugs from Brazil.

  • Dear Mariusz,

    I want to thank you for the wonderful music you put out with the help of your bandmates. Your voice is one of the most soothings ones I have ever heard. I hope you always stay motivated to write new and unique material. I am looking forward to ‘Under the fragmented sky’ and the new Riverside album.

    I recently attended the Riverside concert in Zoetermeer and it was absolutely terrific; one that I will cherish for life :)

    Lots of love and support.

  • Gabriel Incertis Jarillo

    I’m really glad to have found in Lunatic Soul the mood that my lunatic soul always aimed for. It also help me to explore and enjoy your back catalogue. I think time is putting you in your place as one of the most interesting and prolific musicians of our time, covering a good part of the vast not-mainstream-music universe in wich many lunatics find our place. Keep on going like this, being you and telling it through your wonderful sounds. Greetings from this jealous Spanish musician in Germany.

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