Polish prog masters RIVERSIDE, the future of the band: 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 […]
Although the genre of Prog Rock generally gives artists a much greater license for innovative and alternative techniques, it is clear upon listening to LOVE, FEAR AND THE TIME MACHINE, Riverside’s 6th studio album (due out on 4th September 2015) that the Polish Prog Rockers are continuously pioneering and progressing both lyrically and musically and their sound here reflects this and has morphed into something notably mellower. None of the tracks could be described as particularly heavy and although this is, in my opinion their best album to date, I feel their full potential has yet to be unleashed.
Arriving at the Ramblin Man Fair on Sunday with three young children in tow amidst heavy downpours, I have to confess my spirits were not high and I envisaged a total washout as dreams of us sitting on picnic blankets, sun beating down, listening to some great tunes quickly evaporated.