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singer-songwriter, pop & rock  //  folk,

Joan Colomo is a former member of such bands as The Unfinished Sympathy, La Célula Durmiente and Zeidun, but he has already got three solo albums under his belt, the latest entitled Producto Interior Bruto Vol. 2. Colomo gives another turn of the screw to Spanish and Catalan song: with a lyricism unknown in him to date, he reveals himself as a master of the protest song. Proclaiming his political nihilism to the four winds and suggesting human relations as an alternative to the grime of this world, Colomo combines brutally aggressive content with moving formal naivety.

In “Heredero del DIY”, Joan strips himself bare, mining his own soul, where the sun never shines and everything is dark and shadowy, where doubts and pain is all there is, where he discovers that everything is a farce – “the grotesque mission of being just another human / learning to contend with sterile modernity” – as well as how to survive. Obsessively, the pale miner from Chinatown takes his pick and shovel to excavate the vein the songs contained in his dirty interior. To take his mind off things, he talks to himself, making whole families of rats in the underground galleries die of laughter. These are deliria caused by overuse of the loop station, the harmful influence of bizarre CDs recorded by Mau, gin and tonics mixed with commercial pop radio stations, the latest indie harvest from the USA, cut-backs and today’s numbingly awful television...




David Tauler


The Institut Ramon Llull is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.
Generalitat de Catalunya Govern de les Illes Balears Ajuntament de Barcelona
The IRL forms part of the Fundació Ramon Llull, which was established by the Government of Andorra, the Ramon Llull Institute, General Council of the Eastern Pyrenees, the city of Alghero, Balearic Islands Towns and Entities Network and the group of Valencian Cities, and has its central offices in Andorra.
Fundació Ramon Llull