Album Spotlight: Riverside – “Love, Fear and the Time Machine”

Jason over at The Prog Mind has written an incredible Spotlight on Riverside’s latest album. As I told him in the comments, I already loved the album, he made me love it even more. A *must* read.

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1. Lost (Why Should I Be Frightened by a Hat)

“I dropped down again/ From a star/ On a desert island/ Full of skies/ And I saw a boy/ Looking up/ Dreaming of his future/ From my past”. So begins Riverside​’s latest album, not quite a concept album, but certainly wrapped around one massive theme: maturity.

The album begins with “Lost (Why Should I Be Frightened by a Hat)”, which would strike most as being a weird title, yet the inherent meaning here is astonishing. The song begins with our protagonist (Duda himself) having a dream or vision of himself as he lay dreaming as a child on the beach. He sees the wonder and excitement for the future in his young self’s eyes and he lays out his plans in the sand. There was no fear. There was no agitation. All that existed in his young mind were plans…

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