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PHOTO: NOEMÍ ELIAS

BIO

So, very briefly, my parents are teachers and I’m the eldest of four siblings. I started playing the drums when I was three years old, studying music at 6, playing in bands at 10, at 14 I fell in love and at 15 I did my first album (drums, making metal influenced by bands such as Deftones / Korn / Sepultura). At 16 I started teaching the drums at a local music school and also worked other jobs so that I could have money for instruments, equipment and rehearsal studios.

At 18 heartbreak and sadness came and I stopped playing the drums, I took a guitar and I became a fucking singer-songwriter. I started recording myself and producing my own sad albums in a room at my parents’ house, just as I started a degree in Fine Arts. I spent a good while in that dark and depressing mood, I swear… After a few years recording tons of albums that are still in drawers, learning how to record, how to compose and how to write, at 21, out of all that material I had recorded during those years, came the “Postdiluvian”, an unpublished album, with lyrics in English, that is 80 minutes long and is darker than anything I have ever done. Stemming from this album, which was only listened by friends and acquaintances, a year later, at 22 I was commissioned to do my first movie soundtrack for the film “Zulo,” and then I started making music for adverts and television.

At 23 I focused on studying audio production and postproduction and at 24 I began to do more serious album tours to create my sarcastic-humorous project called “Estanislau Verdet.” At 25 love reappeared in my life and at 26 I started my own studio in a basement of the neighbourhood of Gràcia, in Barcelona. At 27 I put the project Estanislau Verdet to an end after two albums, because it was becoming too big, and I founded my own label, Amniòtic Records, to re-edit the album u_mä (a project Maria Coma and I together).

At 28 I started signing my albums with my own name (at 28 “2010” and at 30 “de bosc” [From the woods]), while I decided to stop doing the work that I did not like (adverts, lessons and similar) and since then, in order to be able pay for my albums and tours, I focused on the production of albums for other bands in my studio, composing soundtracks for movies, directing the label and playing live music with other projects such as Maria Coma (drums), Standstill (vibraphone and percussion) and Inspira (drums) until the age of 32. After about six years non-stop and not having had any vacation, it became too much. I was overwhelmed and I decided to leave and close it all, grabbed some scarce money I had saved and went to live in a cottage in Banyoles with some chickens to calmly write the new album I have just released: “Pels dies bons” [For the good days].

At 33 I released the album (“Pels dies bons” [For the good days]) and I decided to do it independently from the industrial and business circles, self-editing, self-manufacturing manually the copies (with stamps and cartons, one by one), self-managing (making the bookings, the logistics, the production and the communication) and selling the album in concerts and online. The project, contrary to what I had expected, grew a lot and I began to live exclusively from my music for the first time after 14 albums. And it ended up being a 90 concerts’ tour (including Spanish and European tour) and all copies were sold (2.500!). Once I finished this album’s tour I put an end to my parenthesis in Banyoles and I went back to live in Barcelona.

At 34, to close the circle of this album, in September 2015, I organized a special European concerts’ tour: 15 concerts in 15 cities in 15 days. From Barcelona to Serbia. Playing in the living rooms of the couchsurfing hosts, for only 20 to30 people, and carpooling as our mean of transport. People didn’t have to pay for a ticket, but everyone had to bring some food so we could all share it after the concert. I travelled with Joan Solé, who recorded everything. Finally, all these material was released as a 14 episode documentary series.

Just after I returned from the European tour, still 34, love reappeared and now, one year after (at 35), I’ve just edited my 15th album, the 4th one under my name, titled “Abyss horse winter spring and back”. A double album, with 22 songs, which I also self-managed: self-editing the album and this time also self-distributing it. During the whole of 2017 I will tour to present this album, but I’m already planning new things for later!

WORKS

 

D I S C O G R A P H Y

  • Pau Vallvé – Life vest under your seat (2019)
  • Pau Vallvé – CONCERT 2018 (2018) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Pau Vallvé – COSTA-ROJA (Rehearsal sessions in the middle of nowhere) (2018) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Pau Vallvé – Smoking Room (Original Theater Soundtrack) (2017) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Pau VallvéPer què collons has trigat tant (2017) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Pau VallvéAbisme cavall hivern primavera i tornar (2017) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Pau VallvéRISE (Song for the movie ‘100 METROS’) (2016) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Pau VallvéPels dies bons (2014) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Pau Vallvéde bosc (2012) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Pau Vallvé – 2010 (2010) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Pau VallvéSuspicious Minds (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2009) – [SPOTIFY]
  • u_mä – u_mä (Special reedition) (2009) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Estanislau Verdet – L’all ho és tot pels anglesos (2008) – [SPOTIFY]
  • u_mä – u_mä (2007) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Estanislau Verdet – Un que de tan llest és tonto i un que… (’06) [SPOTIFY]
  • Pau VallvéZULO (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2005) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Pau Vallvé – Oak | Postdiluvian (2004)
  • Pau Vallvé Things Behind Disguise (2003)
  • Pau Vallvé When it Rains (2003)
  • Pau Vallvé – Great spirit of old aromas (9 CDs) (2001-2002)
  • Egon Old Boy Screaming Silence (2 CDs) (2000)
  • Egon28 Say Always Goodbye E.P. (1999)
  • Experiment Zero Last Recordings E.P. (1998)
  • Experiment Zero Melt Down (1997)

 

M U S I C A L    P R O D U C T I O N

  • Pau Vallvé – Life vest under your seat (2019)
  • Pau Vallvé – COSTA-ROJA (Rehearsal sessions in the middle of nowhere) (2018) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Jordi Lanuza – Com a casa (2018) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Pau Vallvé – Smoking Room (Original Theater Soundtrack) (2017) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Pau VallvéPer què collons has trigat tant (2017) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Pau VallvéAbisme cavall hivern primavera i tornar (2017) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Daniel LumbrerasLa Vila (2017) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Pau VallvéRISE (Song for the movie ‘100 METROS’) (2016) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Daniel Lumbrerasnew album in process (2016)
  • Pau VallvéPels dies bons (2014) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Maria ComaCelesta (2013) – [SPOTIFY]
  • InspiraAmunt! (2013) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Pau Vallvéde bosc (2012) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Maria ComaMagnòlia (2011) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Maria ComaLinòleum en Concert (2011) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Pau Vallé2010 (2010) – [SPOTIFY]
  • InspiraEscapistes (2010) – [SPOTIFY]
  • The New Raemon – Remix of A propósito del asno (2010) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Love Of Lesbian – song Incondicional (2010) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Standstill – Vibraphone and marimba of Adelante Bonaparte (2010) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Senyors Tranquil Tenir-ho tot (2010) – [SPOTIFY]
  • GespaLa Distància farà la feina bruta (2010) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Maria Coma – Linòleum (2009) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Pau VallvéOST Suspicious Minds (2009) – [SPOTIFY]
  • MicuRumbafica EP (2009)
  • u_mä – Song El Cargolet (2009)[SPOTIFY]
  • Estanislau Verdet L’all ho és tot pels anglesos (2008) – [SPOTIFY]
  • 1st Aid Kit Plaits (2008) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Inspira – 2 songs from Cova placenta (2008) – [SPOTIFY]
  • u_mäu_mä (2007) – [SPOTIFY]
  • StandStill – Remix of 1 2 3 sombra (2007) – [YOUTUBE]
  • Estanislau Verdet Un que de tan llest és tonto i un que… (’06) [SPOTIFY]
  • 1st Aid Kit F1rst (2006) – [SPOTIFY]
  • Inspira – song Dolphins (2006)
  • Eto’o Remix Final de la Champions Rac1 (2006)
  • Insomni –  Assalt directe (2006)
  • Pau Vallvé OST Zulo (2005) – [SPOTIFY]
  • ‘The last album’ (friendly Beatles covers’ album) (2005)
  • November Trio (2005)
  • Pau Vallvé / OAK Postdiluvian (2004)
  • Pau Vallvé – Things Behind Disguise (2003)
  • Pau Vallvé – When it rains (2003)
  • Pau Vallvé – Great spirit of old aromas [9CDs] (2001-2002)
  • Egon28 – Say always goodbye E.P. (1999)
  • Pau Vallvé – Buenas noches [single] (1999)

 

O R I G I N A L     S O U N D T R A C K S

  • Pau Vallvé – Smoking Room (Original Theater Soundtrack) (2017) – [SPOTIFY]
  • 100 Metros (Filmax, 2016) Original song for the movie
  • Jean-François i el sentit de la vida (2015) music for the movie teaser
  • El fin del mundo será en brasil (2012)Soundtrack of the whole short film
  • Món Petit (2012) All film soundtrack
  • Han Bombardejat Una Escola (2010) Soundtrack of the whole documentary
  • Suspicious Minds (Discobolo Films, 2009) Soundtrack of the whole film – [SPOTIFY]
  • Una Mà de Contes (TV3, 2006) (music for 5 television tales)
  • Zulo (Discobolo Films, 2005) Soundtrack of the whole film – [SPOTIFY]
  • Porca Misèria – TV Series (TV3, 2005) (14 songs)
  • Caixa Fòrum – Avelino Pi exhibition (exhibition video’s music)
  • Esto no és un cuento (Laia Aubia, 2003)Soundtrack of the whole short film
  • MNAC Cançó del Joglar (for the exhibition So i Color)

 

A D V E R T I S I N G     M U S I C

  • L’Auditori – Cicle ‘Sit Back’ (2017)
  • Kettal – (2017)
  • Ceys – (2016)
  • Damm – St Jordi (2016)
  • Lactovit Lactourea (2016)
  • DKV4 Spots 2012 (2012)
  • FiraTàrregaSpot 2011 (2011)
  • TresC Spot Nadal 2010 (2010)
  • FiraTàrregaSpot 2010 (2010)
  • TresCSpot in 3D Abril 2010 (2010)
  • MMT seguros 4 Spots de “Poliza Blanca” (2010)
  • MarabansSpot “Don’t Walk Alone” (2010)
  • TresCSpot Setembre 2009 (2009)
  • FiraTàrrega – Spot 2009 (2009)
  • Generalitat de Catalunya Aquí Reduïm/Reciclem (2009)
  • Novartis Rasilez & the Reninas (2008)
  • Fic-Cat’09 – Festival Internacional de Curtmetratges en Català (2008)
  • Generalitat de Catalunya Aquí Reciclem (2008)
  • NovartisNovartis Eres Tu (2008)
  • Campanya nadalenca de Polinyà Fes un bon Nadal (2007)
  • TMB Nous Metros (2006)
  • Lu Principe Medallón (2005)
  • Mallorca Vine a Mallorca (2005)
  • Unió de Consumidors de Catalunya (2003)
  • Peix etiquetat, peix de qualitat (2003)

 

T E L E V I S I O N    A N D    R A D I O

  • Mic3 (TV3) – Theme, credits and songs for the season 2010-2011
  • Porca Misèria (TV3) – Episodes’ music
  • El cor de la ciutat – Song “Un món de bojos” (2008)
  • Una má de contes (TV3) – 5 television tales’ music
  • Mic 3 (TV3) – Music and sound effects (2008)
  • TV3 – 11s music (2006 and 2007)
  • Boca Ràdio – Theme songs (2005)
  • Superxiula – 4 song for the Cub Super3’s album (TV3, 2004)

 

P R O J E C T S    W H E R E    I     P L A Y E D

  • Pau Vallvé (2011-2018)
  • Maria Coma (2009-2014)
  • Inspira (2013)
  • Standstill – Bonaparte Ensamble (2011-2012)
  • u_mä (2007-2009)
  • Estanislau Verdet (2006-2009)
  • Oak (2004-2005)
  • Tula (2003)
  • Great Spirit Of Old Aromas (2001-2003)
  • Egon (1999-2001)
  • Experiment Zero (1997-1999)
  • Freak Out (1996-1997)

 

D I R E C T E D     V I D E O S

  • Pau VallvéLive vest under your seat (Album preview) – 2018
  • Pau VallvéConcert 2018 (Album Teaser) – 2018
  • Pau VallvéQue vingui l’hivern – 2018
  • Pau Vallvé  Per sempre – 2018
  • Pau Vallvé  Per què collons has trigat tant? (amb banda) – 2017
  • Pau Vallvé  En un somni estrany – 2017
  • Pau Vallvé  O només sóc jo? – 2017
  • Pau Vallvé  Diguem blat! – 2017
  • Pau Vallvé – Avui l’únic que vull (with Lyona) – 2017
  • Pau Vallvé – El millor de marxar és tornar – 2016
  • Pau Vallvé – RISE (cut with movie images) – 2016
  • Pau VallvéGira Europea (documentary series) – 14 episodes (2016)
  • Pau Vallvé – En Càmera Lenta – 2015
  • Pau Vallvé – 17820 – 2014
  • Pau Vallvé – Pels dies bons – Album Teaser – 2014
  • Pau Vallvé – A baix, a les valls – 2012
  • Pau Vallvé – Molt Bé – 2011
  • Pau Vallvé – Protagonistes (with Sergi Cañellas) – 2010
  • Estanislau Verdet – Lluç – 2008
  • u_mä – Escarbats (with Maria Coma) 2008
  • u_mä Blanc (with Maria Coma) 2007
  • u_mä Estiu (with Maria Coma) 2007
  • Estanislau Verdet – M’agradaria ser un lemür – 2006
  • Estanislau Verdet – Farsant per la font del gat – 2006
  • Estanislau Verdet – Per fer país insultem en català – 2006

 

M A N A G E M E N T

  • Pau Vallvé – Gira disc “Abisme cavall hivern primavera i tornar” (54 of the 82 concerts)
  • Pau Vallvé – “Pels dies bons” tour (90 concerts, european tour included)
  • Pau Vallvé – “2010” tour (29 of the 50 concerts of the tour)
  • Maria Coma – 2009-2011 tour (37 of the 60 concerts of the tour)
  • u_mä – 2008-2009 tour (27 concerts)

 

W E B S I T E S

  • Pau Vallvé – 2016 – www.pauvallve.com
  • Pau Vallvé – 2014 – (no longer active)
  • Maria Coma – 2013 – www.mariacoma.com
  • Pau Vallvé – 2012 – (no longer active)
  • Maria Coma – 2011 – (no longer active)
  • Pau Vallvé – 2010 – (no longer active)
  • Maria Coma – 2010 – (no longer active)
  • Amniòtic Records – 2010 – www.amniòtic-records.com
  • Pau Vallvé – 2009 – (no longer active)
  • Maria Coma – 2009 – (no longer active)
  • Pau Vallvé – 2008 – (no longer active)
  • Estanislau Verdet – 2008 – (no longer active)
  • u_mä – 2008 – (no longer active)
  • Estudis MIAU – 2008 – (no longer active)
  • Pau Vallvé – 2007 – (no longer active)
  • Estanislau Verdet – 2006 – (no longer active)
PHOTO: MONTSE CAPDEVILA
PHOTO: MONTSE CAPDEVILA
PHOTO: NOEMÍ ELIAS
PHOTO: CRIS ROMAGOSA
PHOTO: MARTA MAS
PHOTO: ANNA VILASECA
PHOTO: NOEMÍ ELÍAS
PHOTO: MONTSE VILASECA
PHOTO: CRIS ROMAGOSA
PHOTO: CRIS ROMAGOSA