Desertfest 2015 is in full swing. In April Berlin regularly becomes the epicentre of the international heavy psychedelic and stoner rock scene. Festival director Matthias "Matte" Vandeven doesn't mind giving an interview eclipsed despite the stress that keeps him busy during the three days. However, not in his function as organizer, but as bassist of My Sleeping Karma.
The band from Aschaffenburg has been an integral part of the local New-Artrock-/Stoner-Rock scene since their formation in 2005 and has made a distinctive feature their own: the powerful Walls of Sound, to which they give an exotic touch with Indian sounds.
The fifth studio album "Moksha" is released at the end of May, but it gives the fans a lot of new stuff. Matte: "Our goal has always been not to repeat ourselves. Already the last album 'Soma' was a development. Now we wanted to do more than just string guitar clicks together. We just wanted to express the diversity of My Sleeping Karma. We had more possibilities, and we could involve our keyboarder more in the compositional process."