Riverside - Eye Of The Soundscape album review
Polish proggers Riverside take an ambient trip into their hidden past
It’s pure coincidence, but there’s surely a bitter irony wrapped up in the fact that this Warsaw-based quartet lost their guitarist Piotr Grudzinski to a heart attack in February, just weeks before they announced the least guitar‑oriented album of their 15-year career.
That tragedy having reduced them to a trio, they’ve created this compilation from studio experiments and outtakes from previous albums, all of which reflected their penchant for more ambient, widescreen instrumental sounds that were relatively minor elements of their previous work.
A far cry from their roots, showcasing their versatility.