Internationally renowned gypsy punk rock group Gogol Bordello return with their sixth full-length album Pura Vida Conspiracy via ATO Records/Casa Gogol Records on July 23. Produced by Andrew Scheps, the new album was recorded in El Paso, Texas at Sonic Ranch Studios and is a powerful collection of 12 surging new songs.
The album s title is derived from a Spanish slang phrase for pure life, which is a theme that resonates throughout the new material. The disc s opener, We Rise Again, introduces the album s limitless, all-embracing themes instantly, centered on a chorus of Borders are scars on face of the planet. The new songs are infused with ideas rooted in Eastern philosophy but also search for a means of joining fragmented parts and persons, and of creating a worldwide consciousness.
For me music is a way to explore human potential, Hutz says. And that s my main interest in life human potential. Everyone knows there s something inside of us that we re not using. How do we get it? How do we reach it? Every single person knows that there s something and nobody knows what it is. So at one point I said to myself, I m gonna get down and get it.