Riverside Memories in my Head (2011) Review by Logan Lee
Tuesday, 04 October 2011
Riverside – Memories in my Head (2011) – Review by Logan Lee
I am, back to work after a while but I’ve a found a break during my lunch time to
listen once again to this latest Riverside project, the small EP Memories in my
Head, and to let write this review. These guys from Poland have been among my
favourite European prog bands since 2008 when I saw them live a few days after
seeing the great Porcupine Tree and back than I thought to myself: “hey,
Riverside has the potential to reach a great level on international prog
This project has come to prove me
right! Even though we are talking about a 3 tracks project it is worthy to
review it. The EP is about 30 minutes long (approximately 10 minutes by track)
and in each track we can find real prog influences. I think that Riverside is
mastering the ability to create atmospheres with their songs since they have
this unique way to approach song writing and musical interpretation which is
able to bring listeners inside their sound.
Since the tracks are very long, and
I guess it is not a concept album, I might suggest you all to listen to each
one very carefully the first time in order to fully appreciate this EP even if
you have to listen to them separately. For now I have heard it for almost 5 times
and I can’t get tired of them. I really hope that this amazing EP is a preview
for an upcoming full length album (last one was in 2009 – Anno Domini High
As known, my instrumental knowledge
is not enough to talk about musicians technically but while listening to
Memories in my Head I could only compare Riverside with great prog rock bands
and if you are doubting, give this project a chance and you will not regret.
One last thing: these guys will be
touring around Europe for the next October/November and if you are around the
venues I strongly recommend you to see them live and after that please let me
know if you agree with me.
My vote for this EP is 9/10, but I
am quite sure their next full length album will receive a 10/10 if they continue
to explore their music like on this project.