Lunatic Soul is the solo project from Mariusz Duda , the creative force, lead singer and talented multi-instrumentalist behind Poland’s Progressive Rock shooting stars Riverside.
As the lead singer of the hugely popular prog-rock band Riverside, Lunatic Soul was created in 2008 as an opportunity for Duda to explore musical territories outside the rock domain.
Through Shaded Woods is a new opening for Lunatic Soul, it's definitely the most refined and the richest sounding album.
On album number seven Duda extends his musical explorations to include dark Scandinavian and Slavic folk referencing bands like Heilung or Wardruna. Following the heavily electronic sound of previous albums Fractured and Under the Fragmented Sky, Through Shaded Woods is completely devoid of electronics and is the first album in Duda’s discography, on which he plays all instruments.
The concept has been described by Duda as the "Shaded Woods" being our worst traumas and nightmares. Going through these woods symbolises facing them. It's a test of courage. Musically, we're going on a journey inspired by dark Scandinavian and Slavic folk.”