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Lunatic Soul


Crossover Prog

4.03 | 377 ratings

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5 stars Soundscape masterpiece with dreamy, mysterious atmosphere.

Lunatic Soul is the new solo project by Riverside frontman Mariusz Duda. Supported by musicians from other Polish bands including INDUKTI and QUIDAM, he created the album being unique journey through the dark soundscape.

As Mariusz has noted himself 'an interesting fact is that there is no electric guitar here at all'. Instead you can find various keyboards, strings, flutes, drums, piano, Hammond and of course great voice of Duda. The album is full of gentle tones forming dreamy and melancholic atmosphere. The sundry textures and layers of sounds make up well crafted mixture of ambient, rock and eastern folk. It evokes works by No-Man, Dead Can Dance and instrumental albums by David Sylvian.

One thing that you might consider doing while reviewing Lunatic Soul, is comparing this solo project with the albums by Riverside. I'm not sure if it's necessary, as they have quite different stylistics. Lunatic Soul being more meditative, more demanding may not be highly rated by some of the Riverside fans. However 'Lunatic Soul' is a great album that can bring you more than you expected.

Marcin | 5/5 |


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