Hello Luca! How are you? First of all, thank you for your time answering in my questions before Clouds performance in Athens, at The Room of Doom Fest II.
Hello and thank you so much, it is great meeting you!
The Room of Doom Fest II in Athens is your first performance in Greece. It was a very good surprise and we are really expectant to see you here. What offers Clouds in this live show?
Yes, it’s our first show in Greece, it was long overdue. Many of our Greek friends have waited for us to meet, as did we, and the moment finally arrived. I must say we’re going to make sure this very special event will be hard to forget.
Will you play a set list based in the last album or you prepare some surprises from all Clouds history?
I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but we ensure that our friends will be able to see us play some songs they already know and love and also a bit of a novelty. It is definitely something we’re also looking forward to.
In album “Dor” we can listen the collaborations with some great artists as Pim Blankenstein of Officium Triste in the song “The forever sleep”, Gogo Melone of Aeonian Sorrow in the song “When I’m Gone” and my friend Kostas Panagiotou of Pantheist in the song “Dor”. What can every one of them contribute in the sound of the band?
Gogo, Pim and Kostas are dear friends of ours and they perfectly fit the concept of every Clouds song they honour their presence with. Their voices emphasize the depth of the lyrics, bringing their particular personal touch and vision, and this is what Clouds loves to create – a familiar place for each song to grow strong roots, embracing all sorrowful hearts out there.
The band consists of 6 members and it seems that there could be difficulties in rehearsing regularity with such a large line-up. And of course the band is international. How do you solve this problem?
Communication is the key. We’re practically a small family, always keeping in touch, meeting for rehearsals as often as we can, learning how to take care of one another as much as each one’s personal journey allows it, respecting each other’s boundaries and opinions and it seems to be working for us.
What are your criteria for doom music? What are the necessary elements of Clouds?
Clouds is a journey through the human soul, from loss to grief, from emotional emptiness to an overflow of feelings. Music that’s had some sort of an emotional impact on someone else’s life has reached its goal. I think we also got to a point where we all feel like we’re part of a family bringing the band forward and that’s why it all comes together naturally and beautifully.
What kind of merchandise will you bring to the live show?
There will be both t-shirts and albums available.
Thank you, Luca, for your answers to my questions and see you in the live show, you want to add something for the readers of this interview?
Thank so much for the opportunity of this small discussion, hope to see you and our dear Greek friends at the show, we’re sure it will be an unforgettable one!