LUNATIC SOUL – "Fractured" VÖ: 06.10.2017

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LUNATIC SOUL – "Fractured" VÖ: 06.10.2017

Album: Fractured
VÖ: 06.10.2017
Label: Kscope/Edel



Listening Video zu "Fractured":

Pressestimmen zum letzten Album:

eclipsed – Album des Monats – 9/10: "In neun Stücken breitet er eine Klangwelt aus, die ihresgleichen sucht. … Spätestens mit dieser Einspielung hat sich Mariusz Duda für eine Kooperation mit Steven Wilson empfohlen. Für eine Kooperation auf Augenhöhe."

Stereoplay – Album des Monats (Musik 9/10, Sound 8/10) 9/9: "Für mich ist WOAFB definitiv das Album des Jahres, aber auch ganz sicher eines jener Alben, die mich immer begleiten werden – das steht für mich außer Frage."

Audio 4/5: "….fast Depeche-Mode-artige Eleganz…"

Visions 9/12: "Die Eleganz, mit der er sein Soloprojekt Lunatic Soul in den vergangenen Jahren geformt hat, verdient höchste Anerkennung."

Gitarre & Bass: "….das Art-Rock-Experimentalisten , Pink Floyd Fans […] absolut faszinieren wird. Soundtrack pur!"

Good Times: "Der Weg von Prog Rock zu cineastischen Klangwerken, den Riverside Frontmann Mariusz Duda mit dem letzten Werk seines Nebenprojektes LS eingeschlagen hat, findet in Walking OAFLB einen vorläufigen Höhepunkt… Ebenso wie Steven Wilson zeigt Duda, dass er auf beiden Ebenen ein absoluter Könner ist."


Lunatic Soul is Mariusz Duda, the talented creator, singer and multi-instrumentalist behind some of the finest and most captivating progressive music coming from Europe, including his output on UK label Kscope and with Poland’s shooting stars Riverside. Duda is now releasing his fifth and long-awaited album Fractured – the follow up to 2014’s acclaimed Walking On A Flashlight BeamFractured, has been described by Duda as an album of catharsis after a challenging year in his personal life.

Mariusz explains further "the main theme of "Fractured" is coming back to life after a personal tragedy. It’s inspired by what happened in my life in 2016 and by everything that’s happening around us and what’s making us turn away from one another and divide into groups, for better and for worse. Musically it will be the most original album I have ever made as well as the most accessible and personal album in the Lunatic Soul discography."

As well as a conceptual development, Duda gained the self-confidence to allow himself greater creative freedom with the new material, experimenting more with electronics and rhythm and inspiration with influences from the likes of Massive Attack and Depeche Mode to Peter Gabriel and David SylvianFractured features Poland’s Sinfonietta Consonus Orchestra, conducted by Michał Mierzejewski, on two of the album’s most personal tracks “Crumbling Teeth And The Owl Eyes” and “A Thousand Shards Of Heaven”; the album also features saxophonist Marcin Odyniec who first worked with Mariusz in Riverside.

The album was recorded in Poland at Serakos Studio and Custom 34 Studio, mixed by Magda & Robert Srzedniccy and Mariusz Duda, and the artwork was created by long time collaborator, renowned cover artist Travis Smith, whose previous work includes the likes of Anathema, Katatonia, Opeth & Riverside.



Blood On The Tightrope [07:19]
Anymore [04:37]
Crumbling Teeth And The Owl Eyes[06:42]
Red Light Escape [05:43]
Fractured [04:36]
A Thousand Shards Of Heaven [12:17]
Battlefield [09:05]
Moving On [05:14]

Fractured will be released in the following formats:

  • CD
  • LP – double gatefold LP in heavyweight 180g vinyl in black and limited edition red vinyl (w/ MP3 download code)
  • Digital – with digital pre-orders receiving the song “Fractured” as an instant download


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