Love, Fear and the Time Machine is the sixth album by Polish progressive rock band Riverside. The album was released on 4 September 2015 through InsideOut Music. It was their final album to feature guitarist Piotr Grudziński before his death on 21 February 2016. Illustration, design and layout by Travis Smith. The album has been recorded, mixed and mastered at Serakos Studio in Warsaw, Poland between November 2014 and June 2015 by Magda and Robert Srzedniccy.
Since their debut, Riverside has always carried the 'Porcupine Tree's little brother act' label. Yet, with that main comparison now on hiatus during extensive Steven Wilson solo work and touring underway, this may be the opportunity for the formerly mentioned four-piece group to step forward and make a significant impact in the international progressive rock community…
On 'Monk and the Time Machine', the sextet led by Italian pianist Franco D'Andrea presents an album dedicated to Thelonious Monk. It contains many interpretations of his songs (including "Light Blue", "Bright Mississippi", "Locomotive", "Blue Monk", "Brake's Sake", "Coming on the Hudson", "Epistrophy" and "Monk's Mood") and some original compositions by the group. D'Andrea is one Italy's leading jazz musicians and has recorded a large number of albums (around 200). He has worked with an array of jazz stars, including Gato Barbieri, Steve Lacy, Dave Liebman, John Surman, Kenny Wheeler, Phil Woods, Slide Hampton, Max Roach, Johnny Griffin, Han Bennink and Dave Douglas.
Fresh album of the Polish band is quite different from previous works. Which way, everyone decides for himself. The album includes both new works and re-executed version of the already known compositions.