And there were three... again

Friday, 23 September 2016

And there were three... again

Dear Friends,

We'd like to thank you again for your friendship and support throughout this most tragic time for us and we'd like to officially announce that we have made a decision about our future.

We have decided that we are not going to do a casting for a new guitarist. Thus we have ceased to be a quartet and have become a trio. In this line-up we will prepare our new studio album. Both in the recording studio and on tour - if we get back to touring - we will be playing with session guitarists, who are our friends, whom we know and like. But the line-up of Riverside will be as shown in the picture.

Yes, we do realise that this is not going to be the same band. We know that for many of you the story of Riverside ends here, this year, and that "Eye of the Soundscape" might be the last Riverside album you'll buy. We know that some of you can't imagine this band without the characteristic guitar of Piotr Grudziński and for you Riverside has ceased to exist. But our story is not over yet; with a flaw, with a scar, with a wealth of new experiences, we have decided to go on.

We know stories of many bands that have survived and have been successful, in spite of all. And we want to be the living proof that giving up is not an option and that we can be an inspiration for others, too. For as long as we can, we'll continue to do our best to create and meet with you wherever the emotions are running high. Grudzień will still be with us. We are definitely not going to forget him. He's a part of our lives. But in order for the memory of him to survive, we have to continue. And we want to. So we're embarking on another journey and we are thankful to everyone who will join us.

Our plans for the nearest future?
Next year we're going to start working on a new album. Marked by the circumstances, it will probably be a return to heavier and more intense sound. But before that, in February 2017, on the anniversary of Piotr's death, we'd like to play our first gig. A very special gig which will be an exceptional event. We'd like to play it with guests, with friends, for Piotr, for us. And for you. We'd like our music to be the hero of that day, we'd like to let it speak for itself. We'll give you more details about it in the coming weeks.

The river will never be the same again but it doesn't mean it has to stop flowing.

Best regards,

Mariusz Duda, Piotr Kozieradzki, Michał Łapaj

(photo: Oskar Szramka)

Riverside - "Eye of the Soundscape" tracklist revealed!

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Riverside -

"Eye of the Soundscape" - a complimentary instrumental release - features 13 experimental and atmospheric compositions, including tracks previously used as bonus material for the "Shrine of New Generation Slaves" and "Love, Fear and the Time Machine" albums, rarities 2007/2008 (a new mix of Rapid Eye Movement and the single Rainbow Trip) and four new compositions ("Where The River Flows", "Shine", "Sleepwalkers" and "Eye Of The Soundscape" - over 30 minutes).

The album will be available as 2CD-Mediabook, 3LP (With both CD's as bonus) and Digital Download.

CD 1:
1. Where The River Flows (10:53)
2. Shine (4:09)
3. Rapid Eye Movement (2016 mix) (12:40)
4. Night Session - Part One (10:40)
5. Night Session - Part Two (11:35)

CD 2:
1. Sleepwalkers (07:19)
2. Rainbow Trip (2016 mix) (06:19)
3. Heavenland (04:59)
4. Return (6:50)
5. Aether (08:43)
6. Machines (03:53)
7. Promise (02:44)
8. Eye Of The Soundscape (11:30)

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Vinyl:
A:
1. Where The River Flows (10:51)
2. Shine (04:08)
3. Sleepwalkers (07:18)
B:
1. Rapid Eye Movement (2016 Mix) (12:40)
2. Rainbow Trip (2016 Mix) (06:19)
C:
1. Night Session - Part One (10:40)
2. Night Session - Part Two (11:30)
D:
1. Heavenland (04:59)
2. Return (06:51)
3. Aether (08:43)
E:
1. Machines (03:54)
2. Promise (02:44)
3. Eye Of The Soundscape (11:33)
F:
Etching (No music)

Date release: 21.10.2016
More details to follow soon.

„Eye of the Soundscape” - new Riverside album!

Monday, 15 August 2016

On October 21st, 2016 Riverside will release a new album, the first instrumental, which is a compilation of songs from the years 2007 to 2015 as well as new tracks recorded at the beginning of 2016.

Mariusz Duda about the upcoming release:

"I had a feeling that the sixth RIVERSIDE album might be the last chapter of a story. That the future releases might have a different sound, a different character... Unofficially, I called our latest three albums "the crowd trilogy". Each subsequent title was longer by one word - four, five, six. Six words was long enough as a title and I thought that was the one to finish it off with...

Before we started a new chapter, perhaps a "new trilogy", I had an idea to release a complementary album. An album in between. An album we had always wanted to record. It wouldn't be just new music but in our case and in such configuration it would definitely be a new quality because we hadn't released such an album before.

For years, we have accumulated a lot of material, a part of which was released on bonus discs. I know that some of our listeners still haven't heard those pieces and do not realise that RIVERSIDE, basically right from the start, have been experimenting with ambient and progressive electronic music. And that's always been a part of our music DNA.

So I presented the idea to the rest of the band and the decision was unanimous. We decided to make a compilation of all our instrumental and ambient pieces, and release it this year as an independent album. Some of the songs would be re-mixed to make them sound better, but most of all, we'd add new compositions.

At the beginning of the year, we locked ourselves in the studio and we started to compose. We even published a picture on our facebook page, in which Grudzien is holding a small keyboard as a joke. That was that recording session. We were working with smiles on our faces, genuinely excited, knowing that this time it wasn't just a bonus disc or an addition to something "bigger" but a fully fledged, independent release with that kind of music, full of space, trance, melodies and electronics. The day before I got a text message from Grudzien, "I really can't wait for this release, I have always had a dream for RIVERSIDE to release such an album."

"Eye Of The Soundscape" compiles all the special instrumental RIVERSIDE tracks previously used as bonus material for the "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves" and "Love, Fear and the Time Machine" albums, alongside rare cuts as well as 4 new songs ("Where The River Flows", "Shine", "Sleepwalkers" and "Eye Of The Soundscape") into a massive playing time of +100 minutes, which will be available as 2CD-Mediabook, 3LP (With both CD's as bonus) or Digital Download. The release again features cover artwork by Travis Smith and features 13 experimental and highly atmospheric compositions, which showcase RIVERSIDE's ambient electronic side.

It is worth recalling that on July 22 had it's premiere a new version of the album "Love, Fear and the Time Machine" - the first in history of the band 5.1 surround sound album, which is already available for purchase.

More details about „Eye of the Soundscape” to follow soon.

Plans for the rest of 2016

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Plans for the rest of 2016

Hello everyone,

A few months have passed. Memories are blending with new prospects and questions about the future of the band, but most of all with realising our plans. Below you will find (partly to jog your memory, partly to reassure you we're still here) a little reminder about Riverside plans for 2016.

Very soon, on July 22nd, courtesy of Inside Out, our first ever 5.1 album will be released. A special edition of "Love, Fear and the Time Machine" has been prepared on CD + DVDA, and apart from 5.1 surround, there will also be a hi-res stereo 24 version, a bonus track "Day Session" (also in hi-res stereo 24), a videoclip to "Found" and three video trailers. You can now pre-order it on Inside Out website.

After the holidays, we're planning further two releases: an album and a book.

On October 21st, thanks to Inside Out and Mystic Production, a double album compilation of all our instrumental tracks will be released. More than a hundred minutes of music on double CD mediabook and triple LP, including, among others, new mixes of tracks from 2007/2008, bonus tracks from our latest two albums and new, previously unreleased material recorded with Piotr in January and February 2016. As you may have already noticed, the acronym "EOTS" stands for "Eye of the Soundscape".

The end of this year will see the release of our biography which we have been working on for two years. In answer to the question whether it is perhaps to early for such a publication, let us just say that had we not decided to go ahead with it, we would never have a chance to learn about some of what has been said in preparation for that biography. For now, only Polish language version has been planned. We don't know whether it will be possible to find a foreign publisher or whether there will even be a need to, but, naturally, we wouldn't mind if there was :)

And each of us is currently following his own music and near-music projects as well, more about it in separate posts.

After the holidays, we will reveal more about our future. Stay with us. And for the summer months, we wish you a lot of peace, rest and obviously time to listen to our music as often as you would like :)

R.

Riverside - Special 5.1 mix edition of "Love, Fear and the Time Machine" in July!

Monday, 20 June 2016

Riverside - Special 5.1 mix edition of

We are pleased to announce the release of a 5.1 mix version of our current album "Love, Fear and the Time Machine" (2015). This special version will be released worldwide via the band's longtime label partner Inside Out Music worldwide on July 22nd, 2016 as CD+DVD Digipak with slightly modified artwork by Travis Smith.

The bonus DVD is a hybrid disc (DVD-AV), which has a DVD-Audio and a DVD-Video session on the same disc. The DVD-A portion (audio only!) contains the main album and "Day Session" as high resolution 24bit lossless stereo versions as well as the main album as MLP lossless 24bit 5.1 surround version.

The DVD-V portion contains the main album and the "Day Session" as high resolution 24bit lossless stereo versions as well as the main album as high resolution 24bit DTS 5.1 surround version and 4 videos (The 3 album teasers and the promotional video clip for "Found".)

5.1 Mix by Bruce Soord
Stereo Mix by Magda and Robert Srzedniccy

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Disc 1 / CD (60:32):
"Love, Fear and the Time Machine" Album:
1. Lost (Why Should I Be Frightened By a Hat?) (05:51)
2. Under the Pillow (06:47)
3. #Addicted‬ (04:52)
4. Caterpillar and the Barbed Wire (06:56)
5. Saturate Me (07:08)
6. Afloat (03:11)
7. Discard Your Fear (06:42)
8. Towards the Blue Horizon (08:09)
9. Time Travellers (06:41)
10. Found (The Unexpected Flaw of Searching) (04:03)

Disc 2 / DVD-AV (96:35);
"Love, Fear and the Time Machine" Album:
1. Lost (Why Should I Be Frightened By a Hat?) (05:51)
2. Under the Pillow (06:47)
3. #Addicted (04:52)
4. Caterpillar and the Barbed Wire (06:56)
5. Saturate Me (07:08)
6. Afloat (03:11)
7. Discard Your Fear (06:42)
8. Towards the Blue Horizon (08:09)
9. Time Travellers (06:41)
10. Found (The Unexpected Flaw of Searching) (04:03)

"Day Session":
1. Heavenland (04:59)
2. Return (06:49)
3. Aether (08:43)
4. Machines (03:53)
5. Promise (02:43)

"Video Clips":
1. Love (Trailer) (01:38)
2. Fear (Trailer) (01:58)
3. Time Machine (Trailer) (01:07)
4. Found (Video Clip) (04:06)

Presale of the Riverside LFTM 5.1 surround version is now started via:
- http://smarturl.it/LFTM5.1IOMshop
- http://www.mystic.pl/plyty_cd,25110.htm
- http://smarturl.it/LFTM5.1amazon