The thing is, Refugeeum charms the listener because it is beautifully constructed. The songs rise up gently, never shocking and yet always fresh. There is something inherently innovative about what Black Space Riders do, simply because there music is so spacey and adventurous. You find yourself entering musical soundscapes that you never thought to navigate before and it leaves you with a smile on your face as you try to reach out and find a way through the murk. Refugeeum is the product of musical geniuses coming together to share sublime music that reflects the beautiful triumph of the human spirit even in times of adversity.
At the end of the day, Refugeeum with its exotic melodies and dreamy majesty is the kind of thing that will keep you spinning this record again and again. They sound incredibly unique and yet never stray frighteningly far from traditional rock tropes. It proves that there is still a lot to be said in the genre and speaks to the virtuosity of the musicians that they are able to pull off something so audacious without ever coming across as flashy. Mind expanding and jaw dropping these are anthems for a new generation of rock and rollers.
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