BLACK SPACE RIDERS: new album announced
Progressive, heavy psychedelic outfit BLACK SPACE RIDERS have unveiled a teaser for the upcoming full-length We have been here before releasing on October 21st, 2022 via Cargo Records. An out of this world voyage awaits as BLACK SPACE RIDERS journey through an array of thrilling musical offerings.
Watch the album teaser here
BLACK SPACE RIDERS launched in 2009 founded by members Je and Crip in Münster, Germany. Their debut album materialized in 2010 and over a decade later, We have been here before marks their seventh full-length. The collective strive to deliver a distinctive sound with no musical styles or influences off limits. “Crawling in” swathes a dynamic soundscape of synthesizers, segueing into the heavy groove rhythms of “Crawling (down with everything)”. Bringing a stylistic change, “Almost (the) Lost” sees low, soft intimate vocals with minimalist instrumentation along with reggae inspired melodies and instruments. Gradually building with added distorted guitars as the track progresses, “Almost (the) Lost” transforms into a full heavy arrangement.
“AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGH” is a fury of anguish-fuelled punk and hard rock, while the following title track delves further into progressive realms. Concluding the album with the spectacular “Worlds collide dans ma tete” extending over ten minutes in length, BLACK SPACE RIDERS unleash an electrifying finale.
We have been here before is an odyssey of striking creativity and production. The new album is a fusion of immersive soundscapes, catchy hooks and driving rhythms all accompanied with a Sci-Fi undertone. BLACK SPACE RIDERS have crafted a record that showcases the breadth of their musical capabilities. Their sound is by no means caged inside one genre as it transcends boundaries seamlessly combining a multitude of styles, all while remaining cohesive to their core identity.
JE: lead vocals, guitars, keyboards
SEB: lead vocals, keyboards, percussion
CRIP: drums, percussion, digeridoo
MEI: bass guitar, background vocals
Music written, arranged and performed by BLACK SPACE RIDERS.
Lyrics and concept by JE & SEB. Recorded, engineered and mixed by Peter Lagoda.
Mastered by Philipp Welsing at Original Mastering.
Produced by Peter Lagoda & JE with BLACK SPACE RIDERS.
Double-Vinyl (2LPs x 180G), Double-CD (digisleeve) and download/stream