Seekers and Finders doesnt find Gogol Bordello straying far from the formula or style thats made them successful for all these years, but they certainly manage to make it sound fresh again.
Hütz is, as ever, a vat of charisma, enthusiastic to a fault.
For those unfamiliar with Gogol Bordello they are an inhaling/exhaling gypsy band that merges all sorts of nomadic escort massaggi bergamo world styles with wild annunci erotici bassano abandon and propulsive punk energy.Worse yet, even at 37 minutes, this feels worn out by the end, odd considering that their 20 masterworks are each over an hour.But if you don't mind Hutz in your ear for the better part of an hour, Pura Vida Conspiracy is the sharpest Gogol Bordello record in some time.But where past Gogol records seemed to throw everything at you in the hopes that something might catch your ear, with.While everyone else was probably pouring in answers like Ukraine, Romania, or Slovakia, I took a few seconds to Google the correct answer which was The lower east side of Manhattan.If you havent gotten a chance to see them live before, do yourself a favor and get out to one of their shows.So the title of the newest release.
Opener "We Rise Again" immediately stakes out its territory, as Hütz sings "for the love of you, for the love of me, for the love of everyone who's yet to be free we rise again!" For every "I" or "you".
The focal point of the album and combo mission statement from the group is the pairing of Break Into Your Higher Self and the title track.
The problem is mainly that, despite these attempts at power, the bands hearts still seem to be on the soft and poignant.While his singing voice is not for everyone, in the producers chair he makes sure all members of his motley crew shine.Regina Spektor continuing the theme of being/thinking/experiencing life for yourself and (most importantly) in the present.From the Spanish lyrics and swaying tempos of Familia Bonfireball to the easy listening pause of Clearvoyance to the acoustic swelling/rambling of If I Ever Get Home Before Dark and You Know Who You Are all the bases are covered.I cant help but wish theyd combined the two more, backing their intellect with a sound heavy enough to support.If I Ever Get Home Before Dark, though, is such a beautiful song that builds up for a long time towards a gorgeous crescendo, making for a song that should remain a Gogol Bordello classic for life.The band maintains the enthusiasm and vigor that got them this far, churning out yet another classic album.