The psychedelic spectacle Civic Soma from Hamburg is energetic and dynamic. The band has recently released their new record Hybris. The record contains spherical and experimental effect thunderstorms meet rock of the groovy-filthy sort. The whole thing is flavored with drum & bass and progressive influences. Both instrumental and vocalist Marc Borchert’s powerful voice, this band with Arne Horstmann on bass, Marc Rinderspacher on drums, Simon Vincenz Schmitz at the keys and guitarist Martin Schulz is an experience. Between sassy and epic and between fiery and serene, Civic Soma is authentic music that is hard to describe with rock alone. The band is influenced by much different music as psychedelic rock, stoner rock, acid rock, space rock, electronic music, funk, world music, jazz and blues.
Civic Soma was founded 2011 in Hamburg when Martin Schulz and Arne Horstmann met the first time. Both of them were starting their instrumental studies in Hamburg. Schulz was willing to found a psychedelic rock band from the first day. He had a stroke of luck living outside of the city in a large house with some other musicians for low money. By coincidence a few days after he moved there Arne came along looking for a room. The only one which was left was the storeroom, but as he mentioned being a bassist he was quartered there without hesitation. They became friends quickly and jammed with different drummers and keyboarders.