It has been four years since release of their debut album "Motion Rootz Experimental 2006", now Village Kollektiv return with new energy and new music.
The second Village Kollektiv album "Subvillage Sound" is due for release in October 2010. Staying true to their musical inspiration, the band are constantly developing their fusion of modern ethnic sounds and lead the latest international trends and achievements in world music. The new album is again at the forefront of Polish production in this genre and provides a unique cultural record for the rest of the world to see.
Not only do the band merge various styles of electronic music, but also dig deep into a variety of traditional cultures for inspiration.
Musical eclectism has been of major value to the band from their inception and has an even deeper meaning on "Subvillage Sound".
Horn riffs and lyrics based on Bulgarian, Romanian and Gypsy traditional poetry add a balkan element to the most energetic, danceable tracks on the album. You can also hear nostalgic melodies where Polish Kurpie and Podlasie conjur up images of deep forests feeding back with echoes and the Siberian steppe is in the air. Dub, dubstep, electro-rock are in dialogue with nu jazz and improvised melodies.
Flavours are added to this musical and cultural fusion by special guests on the album. The charismatic Pablopavo – singer with prime Polish reggae act Vavamuffin is featured. Daring musicians from Caci Vorba – the Cracow Gypsy band: Maria Natanson and Piotr Majczyna also appear, alongside the creator of multicultural musical project Indialucia and virtuoso flamenco guitarist - Miguel Czachowski.
Looking forward and with a respect to the past is the Village Kollektiv ethos, which they again prove on this new release.