Thematically, this time everything revolves around the eternal battle of good against evil. It burns up around "Amoretum", according to the album title, a Garden of Eden somewhere in space, the last place of its kind. A concept album then? "No, more like a song cycle around an idea," singer and guitarist JE explains. Like "Refugeeum", the title "Amoretum" is also an artificial word that refers to its content; it is composed of "Amore" (love) and "Aboretum" (a protected garden or park).
"For 'Refugeeum', as always, we all got together, collected and developed ideas together and then recorded them," reports Black Space Riders singer/guitarist JE. "A good 110 minutes of material were created in this way. We noticed that there were some pieces that just didn't really fit into the overall concept - but weren't completely removed from it either. So we decided to put them aside and do something different with them later." And the time to introduce the runaways was now ripe. Four unreleased tracks and two remixes combined the riders to the EP "Beyond Refugeeum". The closeness to the mother album is not only shown in the title, but also in the artwork: The same image of a refugee camp in a desert landscape is immersed here in psychedelic tones.
SANTANA - Blues Magic (4:25)
Album: Santana IV (2016)
Label/Distributor: Santana IV/Thirty Tigers/Alive
A fascinating album that not only takes up the spirit of the early Santana in its title. If you listen to the new songs of the guitar magician, you immediately get the often quoted 'Woodstock-Feeling', also with the atmospheric "Blues Magic". Produced in a pleasantly old-fashioned way and yet never old-fashioned at any time. Album of the month!
KADAVAR - Last Living Dinosaur (4:04)
Album: Berlin (2015)
Label/Distribution: Nuclear Blast/Warner
The riff monsters from Berlin have set a heavy rock monument with this disc of their adopted city. From now on all Black Sabbath epigones of this world will have to be measured against this album. And at the same time Kadavar have set the bar damn high for their future studio works.
Refugee tents in the burning desert sun shows the cover of the new, fourth album of the Black Space Riders. And the band does not only signal visually topicality. The lyrics of their new songs are also about flight and expulsion. The German quintet, who for the first time really caught the attention with "D:REI" last year, has been able to increase its performance on "Refugeeum" once again.
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.