Saturday 6 July 2019
Argentinian band takes you to a special place with their surf sounds and psychedelic exotica

This is music for mind drifting. Clan Caimán’s slowly rocking surf sounds take you to a blissful-yet-topsy-turvy place where you can just let your body rock and sway. Slowly.

The music of Clan Caimán is otherworldly and hypnotic. It comes from a pre-rock era and from there, it proposes a different evolution path for music from the 1950s to present day. Like a different musical development in a parallel timeline. Gamelan, Hawaiian music, surf, exotica; these elements make up the palette which constructs a mystic and profound music.

Formed in 2016 by musician, composer and producer Emilio Haro looking to create music generated by group dynamics, Clan Caimán differs from his previous two solo albums (Panorámico in 2007 and Estrambótico in 2012) in that these were studio works and not meant to be played live.

The quintet’s enigmatic sound is built upon the kalimbafón, an instrument created by Haro using several kalimbas, Diego Voloschin’s hypnotic percussion (no cymbals, no snare), Gonzalo Cordoba’s lap steel and baritone guitar, Facundo Gomez’ psychedelic guitar tones and Claudio Iuliano’s dry and percussive bass sound.

Clan Caimán’s self-titled debut album from 2018 contains eight anachronistic and oddly familiar compositions that range from introspection to trance, tracing their own sonic landscape. Just head over here, press play and let your mind drift – then you’ll easily imagine how it will be in concert at Roskilde Festival 2019. Just don’t get lost and remember to be back for dinner, y’hear?