Internationally renowned gypsy punk rock group Gogol Bordello return with their sixth full-length album, ‘Pura Vida Conspiracy’, via ATO Records. 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 album’s opener, ‘We Rise Again’, introduces the album’s limitless, all-embracing themes instantly, centred on a chorus of “Borders are scars on the face of the planet.”
The new songs are infused with ideas rooted in Eastern philosophy, but they also search for a means of joining fragmented parts and persons, and of creating a worldwide consciousness.