Riverside are back with 'Love, Fear & The Time Machine,' an album which yet again showcases a different musical face of the Poland based band. After the successes of the more metal-sounding "Anno Domini High Definition" the band are continuing their musical journey on an album that brings to mind a more mature version of "Out Of Myself," their debut release. In a way, they are returning to their roots but in a completely different form. 'Love, Fear & The Time Machine' is a summary of their musical journey so far and an opening to a brand new chapter in their career. "From 'Second Life Syndrome' we have been more and more immersed in darkness and screaming. Our more recent release, even though more mellow, also had a lot of blackness and sadness about it. With the new release we're opening ourselves up to brighter sounds. Despite the huge dose of melancholy, there is a new space, the songs are arranged with more flow and at the same time they have never been so concise and to the point before. But, most importantly, we're continuing to explore melodies. I have always wanted to record an album with a lot of great, ambitious songs. And I think that everyone who knows us has also wished that Riverside would record such an album. So we have (laughs). Ladies and Gentlemen, the brand new Riverside album is here to make your dreams come true, although we wouldn't be ourselves if we didn't serve it in a bit controversial form." Vocalist Mariusz Duda says. "Love, Fear..." is over an hour long and consists of 10 compositions which are some of the most melodic in the band's career. They have abandoned the foundations of their previous approach towards composing: there are no 12-15-minute songs here anymore. The tracks are shorter, relatively speaking, and very richly arranged. The style has also undergone a facelift: keyboards are pushed into the background with the focus shifted to the rhythm section and guitars. But the most notable change is the new, more mellow and melodious voice of Mariusz. "Love, Fear and the Time Machine", which was once again produced at Serakos studio in Warsaw with Magda Srzednicka / Robert Srzednicki and comes with suitably atmospheric artwork by Travis Smith (Opeth, Katatonia, Psychotic Waltz, etc.), Riverside are finding themselves again, creating a new quality in music and proving that they're still a band with a lot to say.
Cat No: INOM72622
Packaging: CD Digipak
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