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New Lunatic Soul

Postby Chris R » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:55 pm

https://youtu.be/WibnqJj3OTc
For those that like tbe lighter/ambient side of Riverside

Love it
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Re: New Lunatic Soul

Postby outprogged42 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:36 pm

This is the best thing I've ever heard with the Lunatic Soul name on it. It's actually pushing towards Riverside territory in the wider use of rock instrumentation and beats (the title track could have been on Rapid Eye Movement, even the bass tone is the same), and the electronic influence is beautifully integrated into that framework. "Blood on the Tightrope," "Red Light Escape," "Fractured" and "A Thousand Shards of Heaven" are prime cuts.

Then, lyrically, this is profoundly cathartic material as it deals with depression, loss, and inner conflict of the likes that occurs when you lose your father and your best friend in the same year. When I heard about the subject matter I knew this one would be not just a winner musically, but a punch in the gut.

Well, it's both.

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Re: New Lunatic Soul

Postby LarryD » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:33 am

I'm going to have to try this band again ..... the weird thing is, this is something I should love, but any LS discs I've tried didn't do it for me. Maybe it's time I go back and try again .......

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Re: New Lunatic Soul

Postby Chris R » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:57 am

outprogged42 wrote:This is the best thing I've ever heard with the Lunatic Soul name on it. It's actually pushing towards Riverside territory in the wider use of rock instrumentation and beats (the title track could have been on Rapid Eye Movement, even the bass tone is the same), and the electronic influence is beautifully integrated into that framework. "Blood on the Tightrope," "Red Light Escape," "Fractured" and "A Thousand Shards of Heaven" are prime cuts.

Then, lyrically, this is profoundly cathartic material as it deals with depression, loss, and inner conflict of the likes that occurs when you lose your father and your best friend in the same year. When I heard about the subject matter I knew this one would be not just a winner musically, but a punch in the gut.

Well, it's both.

This to me is a Riverside disk in feel and sound..albeit their more ambient side..
The other Lunatic Soul disks were ok but this is something special..
It's almost a perfect followup to last year's instrumental electronic disk..
And my confidence is high hearing this that the next Riverside disk is going to be just fine
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Re: New Lunatic Soul

Postby Chris R » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:59 am

LarryD wrote:I'm going to have to try this band again ..... the weird thing is, this is something I should love, but any LS discs I've tried didn't do it for me. Maybe it's time I go back and try again .......

Same here with their previous ones...this one blew me away just with the song I posted above...it's much better ...
I highly recommend it
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Re: New Lunatic Soul

Postby LarryD » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:40 am

After hearing that track posted above -- I reserve the right not to check this out any further. I'm into ambient music -- but that's way too weird and electronic for me. Sounds like a bunch of robots got together and decided to have a jam session ...........wow.

Kudos to you for digging this --- but man, I can't imagine sitting down in front of my system, and just listening for the hell of it. That clip sealed it's doom for me......

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Re: New Lunatic Soul

Postby Man Of Much Metal » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:37 pm

I still haven't got round to listening to this disc yet - I need to remedy this very soon.
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Re: New Lunatic Soul

Postby elendil » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:20 pm

Like Larry, I'm a bit allergic to the electronics. There is one, atypical song on this album that is very much to my taste, however: "A Thousand Shards of Heaven." More acoustic and organic.

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Re: New Lunatic Soul

Postby Packgrog » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:19 am

I've only heard the first LS and this latest one. The new one is definitely better. Very reminiscent of the more ambient/electronic Riverside material (of course).


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