Clangistan Vol. VIII is a continuation of the series’ key inspirations: spontaneity and variety. Like some of its predecessors, it’s a concept-driven creation.
The theme of Clangistan Vol VIII is humour, in many of its multifaceted forms and guises. The experience aspires towards comedy through selections, juxtapositions and timing, coinciding with comments on: foley without visual or contextual cues, blends culture vs. mashups culture, the ageing of music and how it can be revisited in the modern day, warped nostalgia and psychedelia, ‘outsider’ perspectives and creations, subversion of social attitudes to contemporary music, sidestepping and exaggerating artistic intentions, active listening vs. passive listening, and interrupting the musical canon.