Polish progressive rock band Riverside have announced that they will release a new compilation of ambient instrumental tracks dedicated to their late guitarist Piotr Grudzinski.
Grudzinski died last month at the age of 40 after suffering a heart attack.
Says Riverside singer and bassist Mariusz Duda: “For years, we have accumulated a lot of material. I know that some of our listeners still haven’t heard those pieces and do not realise that Riverside, basically right from the start, have been experimenting with ambient and progressive electronic music.
“And that’s always been a part of our music DNA. We decided to make a compilation of all our instrumental and ambient pieces, and release it this year as an independent album. Some of the songs would be re-mixed to make them sound better, but most of all, we’d add new compositions.”
Addressing fallen colleague Grudzinski directly, Duda adds: “We’ll finish this album, Piotr. I will have the burnt disc ready on your birthday. The light in your eyes and the smile on your face when we talked about it, I had not seen you like that for a long time. So please, don’t hold it against me, but I’ve decided that we will dedicate it to you.”
No official release date for the album has yet been revealed.