14 Dec 2010: Lunatic Soul & King Crimson On Broadway (selections)

Lunatic Soul biography
The LUNATIC SOUL is a solo studio project from RIVERSIDE's bass guitarist and vocalist Mariusz DUDA featuring RIVERSIDE's keyboard player Micha³ £APAJ on the Hammond organ with Maciej SZELENBAUM playing keyboards, piano, flutes, harmonica and qujang, Wawrzyniec DRAMOWICZ from INDUKTI on drums and QUIDAM's Maciej MELLER utilising the e-bow on an unspecified stringed instrument.

While far removed from RIVERSIDE's Progressive Metal it is not difficult to see comparisons and similarities to the parent band in the music contained on the eponymous debut album - not least of all because of DUDA's distinctive clean vocals, the occasional guttural growl and, despite the lack of electric guitars, the pounding acoustic guitar riffs that appear on some of the tracks. However, this is not the lighter, unplugged side of DUDA, it is a dark brooding mix of eclectic sounds with ethnic instruments and influences evoking eastern/oriental themes, psychedlic-era PINK FLOYD-like rhythms, swirling and ethereal keyboards reminiscent of early PORCUPINE TREE tied together by songs that are surprisingly accessible and melodic.

Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1999:
This 2 CD set represents the 5th and 6th Collectors' Club releases (July, 1999). From the November 20, 21, 22, 24 & 25, 1995 performances at The Longacre Theater, New York City.

Songs / Tracks Listing
Disc 1
1. Conundrum
2. Thela Hun Ginjeet
3. Red
4. Dinosaur
6. Frame By Frame
7. Walking On Air
10. Neurotica
11. Sex, Sleep, Eat, Drink, Dream
Disc 2
1. People
2. One Time
3. Indiscipline
4. Improv: Two Sticks
5. Elephant Talk
6. Prism
7. Talking Drum
8. Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part II)
9. Three Of A Perfect Pair
11. Coda: Marine 475
12. Fearless And Highly THRaKked
Line-up / Musicians

Robert Fripp - Guitar, Soundscapes
Adrian Belew - Guitar, Voice
Trey Gunn - Touch Guitar
Tony Levin - Basses, Stick
Pat Mastelotto - Acoustic & Electronic Drums & Percussion
Bill Bruford - Acoustic & Electronic Drums & Percussion