The adventure of the psychedelic collective C+C=Maxigross began in 2009, when the band decided to record in a house on the mountains. They put together a group of songs they wrote with friends, during evenings spent around the fire or walking through Lessinia’s woods. When the EP “Singar” came out they never expected that their name would spread from blog to blog, magazine to magazine. This success allowed them to play everywhere in Italy, from the North to the South. In 2012 they won the Arezzo Wave, one of the main Italian music festivals, and eventually landed in the United States for a minitour with one stop at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York.
In April 2013 they recorded their first album “Ruvain” (Vaggiamal/Audioglobe), with some songs produces and recorded analogically on 8 tracks by Marco Fasolo (Jennifer Gentle) and some others recorded live by the band itself in their studio on the mountains, during long nocturnal jam sessions.
“Ruvain”, a word that in an ancient language called “cimbro” means “to make noise”, was acclaimed by critic and won the PIMI price for the best self-produced album, at MEI, the meeting of Italian independent labels, and allowed them to play for a year and a half with no breaks. Highlights of this tour were several international festivals like Primavera Sound 2014 in Barcelona, Eurosonic in Groningen (NL), Reeperbahn and Fusion Festival in Germany.
In the spring of 2014 they made a special tour with the Norwegian musicans Martin Hagfors (HGH, ex Home Groan), with whom they recorded and EP. The project was called: “An Instantaneous Journey with Martin Hagfors & C+C=Maxigross”.
In June 2014 they organized the first edition of the Lessinia Psych Fest, international festival of folk an psychedelic folk, who hosted on the mountains around Verona, artists like Jennifer Gentle, Miles Cooper Seaton (Akron/Family), Hobocombo, The Assyrians and many more.
In the fall of 2014 they will retire again in their studio to record their second album, that will be release in the spring of 2015.
The music of C+C=Maxigross was often described as psychedelic folk, a word that good defines their beginnings, when the sound was mainly acoustic and enriched by vocal harmonies and simple arrangements, like traditional songs from the mountains. Now that C+C=Maxigross became a powerful live band, the electric part turned fundamental also during the composition process and the new songs are more reminiscent of Grateful Dead and Crazy Horse, and always devoted to the craziness of Os Mutantes.
Diese Gruppe ist wirklich in allem ein wenig speziell. Nicht nur habe ich keine Ahnung, wie sie auf einen so außergewöhnlichen Namen wie C+C=Maxigross gekommen sind, noch kann ich erahnen was Lieder wie “Pamukkale in E” oder “Najhladnija Luka Pule” bedeuten. Aber eigentlich ist das ja auch egal, ich weiß nämlich eins: Sie gehen mir nicht mehr aus dem Kopf! – Iamnosuperman
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