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Various Artists – Kscope Volume 1 (CD)

One year on from its inception, Kscope releases Volume 1, a selection of tracks taken from an already substantial back catalogue, along with two tracks from forthcoming releases.

In recent years, a growing movement of bands has started to reclaim and reinvent aspects of the progressive, post-punk and post rock genres, re-establishing a desire to experiment with eclectic musical sources and state of the art widescreen sonic possibilities.

Kscope was created to provide a home for this evolving and adventurous style of music without boundaries, and was launched in May 2008 with new albums from its first signings The Pineapple Thief and No-Man.

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Lunatic Soul Kscope mini-site

The self-titled debut from Lunatic Soul, the new project from Riverside frontman Mariusz Duda is released on Kscope on October 13th 2008. A new mini-site featuring info on the album, audio samples, downloads and more is now online here.

Lunatic Soul on Kscope and Mystic Production

More details concerning the Lunatic Soul release have come to light recently. Mariusz Duda, Riverside’s singer and bass player, together with fellow musicians, has just finished working on his new album, “Lunatic Soul.” The release date has been set for October 13th, 2008. The album will be released in Poland on Mystic Production and, for the rest of the world, on the British label Kscope, known for having released the earlier albums of Porcupine Tree, and presently producing Anathema and No-Man.

On the Lunatic Soul album you will find 10 atmospheric tracks making up 47 minutes of music.

Mariusz Duda: “I touched upon a vital subject on this record, namely… death. What came out of this was a conceptual journey to the world beyond full of reflections on transience and all we may want to leave after we pass (if we want to leave anything). In the sphere of music, it will be intriguing. I would call those sounds oriental-alternative, not really having anything in common with progressive rock.
An interesting fact is that there is no electric guitar here at all.

You can listen to some fragments of Lunatic Soul music at

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