Friday Night Live with Max Clouth Clan
Live Music .
BlueFROG in association with Goethe Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan present Max Clouth Clan featuring Varijashree Venugopal.
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“KAMALOKA” is the new album by Max Clouth and the Clan. It takes us on a road trip, giving us the music for an episode movie shot on the roads between Germany and India. “Kamaloka” is a term from Sanskrit and comes from ancient Indian culture. It literally translates as “place of desire”, where one detaches oneself from the material world.
Max is one of those people who constantly reinvent the existing, who call multiple worlds their home and who travel to develop new perspectives and broaden their horizon. He is driven by his curiosity for the novel and unknown. Pushing beyond the mere narration of past experiences, he strives to discover, understand and interact with new conditions before he moves on. There is no room for iterations. The calling is always onwards. Even his instruments undergo the processes of reinvention. In his Clan, Max is joined by musicians who share this vision of creating music. The steady process of reorientation draws us into spheres of sound/ soundscapes that bridge influences and contexts. From Frankfurt to Mumbai, Indian Rock is combined with a solid jazz foundation. Jazz as interpreted by the Max Clouth Clan is so richly layered and influenced by a multitude of styles it ultimately escapes categorization.
But instead of pinning the Clan’s style down in a neat definition let’s talk about what their music evokes in the listener. Their songs conjure landscapes and faces from our memory as well as imagined places we have never seen before – strung together like a road trip inside
our mind. Resembling the soundtrack of a film, which only exists in your imagination. Episodes shot on the roads between Germany and India. A reeling sequence of individually crafted scenes, each unique, nuanced and vividly colourful. Fore- and background alternate. Perspectives change. Meaning arises by connecting the fragments to a whole.