"Welcome to the family" is the first record of the band Projekt Rakija. The name of the record indicates the way of living in this band. They truly feel that they are a part of a family and they take care of each other in different ways of life.
What is so special about this project is that you can hear in many ways that they are not used to play old traditional music from Yugoslavia and that they wanted to do something different with it. The search of a totally new sound was born.
The love for the old Sevdalinka and Psychedelic rock from the 1960's won the battle and they ended up growing in this direction.
The singer of this record has never heard of real Balkan music before he began singing in this band. The guitar player grew up in Bosnia and Herzegovina and came to Holland at the age of 10. Before this record he was a blues/rock guitar player and has never played music from his home land before. And there are many more examples like these behind the walls of Projekt Rakija.
The musicians took a long road of creating something new, something totally different! In this situation it took a year to recompose these songs in to a new style because they ware not traditional Balkan players. And that was a good thing!
Besides Projekt Rakija as a band, they are also a project of a big creative group of people. They wanted to show this so they released this record on VINYL, CD and a COMIC-BOOK. The COMIC-BOOK is an absurdist story about the formation of this magnificent group of creative and crazy minds. The design of the case is very specially made by their own designer. The whole process took nearly a year to make.
At the end this is a one of a kind band and a one of a kind record!
The whole package is available in a very special collectors item BOX for €30. You can order it by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org