Lunatic Soul the self titled debut solo record from Mariusz Duda is released today on Kscope. Mariusz Duda is the lead singer and creative force behind the Polish band, Riverside.
Since the release of their debut album in 2003, Riverside have built a solid fan base in a genre that boasts the likes of Porcupine Tree, Opeth and Dream Theater. Lunatic Soul adds another name to this new post-progressive stable.
Duda described the album by saying:
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.
Classic Rock reviewed Lunatic Soul this month (September 2008, Issue 123), and had this to say:
Poland’s Riverside released one of the prog albums of 2007 with Rapid Eye Movement, and Lunactic Soul is the debut solo project from the band’s frontman Mariusz Duda. It’s more reflective and less intense than Riverside, full of languorous, near-whispered vocals and understated tribal rhythms, notably on The Final Truth.
A mini-site featuring audio samples, downloads, info and more is now online at www.kscopemusic.com/lunaticsoul. The site also offers a free mp3 of the title track to anyone who signs up to the mailing list.
Lunatic Soul is in stores now, available from the Kscope shop or can be downloaded from: