PELS DIES BONS

PAU VALLVÉ   PELS DIES BONS (For the good days)

self-edited / self-manufactured (2014)

     

 

PRESS QUOTES

“Pau Vallvé comes back from absolute independence”
ROCKDELUX

“This musician, a reference of alternative Catalan scene, has converted his 14th album, unintentionally, into a highlight in the music history”
DIARIO PÚBLICO

“The whole album deserves to be framed”
EL PERIÓDICO

“Powerful and delicate album, poured inwards but that transmits a will to live and that pushes you forward”
JORDI BIANCIOTTO

“A work created, recorded, produced, manufactured and distributed by himself”
ROCKDELUX

“Pau Vallvé is neither a newbie nor a young aspiring artist to massive audiences He polishes every song, selects with care every word and he even made each one of the album copies himself, with patience and dedication”
ZONADEOBRAS

“The virtue of saying a lot with very few words”
DIARIO PÚBLICO

“He had assumed his condition of sniper without useless whimperings. All from the personal perspective and with extraordinary brightness”
HERALDO DE ARAGON

“He goes from masterpiece to masterpiece”
LA VOZ TELÚRICA

“Pau knows that in order to get to everyone it is necessary to dig deep in himself to find the most universal things. Things that achieve a big affinity to the listeners”
MUZIKALIA

“Someone who followed the life he wanted and finally found it”
ÀNIMA (TV3)

“In a radical self-edition exercice, he wrote, singed, arranged and produced his new album. In addition, he made the design, the manual stamping copy by copy and did the distribution. In my time, this was called PUNK”
VAGÓN DE LUJO

“I had never seen anyone mastering the looper so well and creating all the sound layers of his songs so easily”
ZARAGOZAFELIZFELIZ

“Collector of songs that were already there from the origin of time, and at the same time, how contemporary it all sounds!”
MUZIKALIA

“The idea that, to be happy, it is necessary to be two”
TIME OUT

“One of our bravest artists in the creative field”
LA VANGUÀRDIA

“Looks outside and without artifices he creates himns (and style)”
LA VOZ TELÚRICA

“Unvarnished songs and, at the same time, optimistic”
ROCKDELUX

“He completely controlled loops and traditional instruments to make them sound as if, instead of being played by him, they played for him”
MUZIKALIA

“The best work of Vallve so far”
ZONADEOBRAS

“The meeting of intimacy and muscle, of acustic fibers and nervous tension. Soft, but not weak. And even less simple”
JORDI BIANCIOTTO

“Pau Vallvé always manages to be unique and great”
ALBERT ESPINOSA

“An exercice of extreme self-edition and careful handcraft”
ROCKDELUX

“We adore and reverence him, maybe not enough considering the talent that this unique musician has”
LA VOZ TELÚRICA

“Matured images that leave a mark on the listener’s mind”
MONDOSONORO

“One of the most creative musicians in the catalan music scene”
EL PUNT / AVUI

“He premiered his songs at Bikini in a splendid sold out”
LA VANGUÀRDIA

“In conclusion, to look ahead”
TRESDEU

 

CREDITS

I wrote this album in Banyoles the winter of 2013. I recorded it at night in a house in the middle of nowhere in the region of Anoia during the spring of 2014. I mixed it at home in Barcelona that summer and I self-edited and self-manufactured it manually in autumn. A whole year. A good year.

Lyrics and music: Pau Vallvé

Produced, arranged, recorded and mixed by Pau Vallvé

Mastering by Yves Roussel

Pau Vallvé: main vocals, guitars, drums, bass, pianos, keyboards, guitalele, percussions, wine glasses and sound ambients

Collaborations in some songs: Jordi Casadesús: bass, moog and keyboard, Berta Vallvé and Marta Vallvé (my sisters!): choir

Cover, pictures, design and layout: Pau Vallvé, except for the picture I appear in in the booklet which is by Irene Moray

The edition of this album was financed partly thanks to the people that bought the album in anticipation, blindly, before it was released, trusting and collaborating in the project. Thank you very much!