21:00 - NACHO CASADO
21:30 - DAMIEN JURADO
- Hall 2 Oriol Martorell
- Sit Back
Damien Jurado presents his new album, The Horizon Just Laughed
When talking about key urban singers in the last 15 years, Damien always features. The sincere and bleak folk-rock sound from the North American artist from Seattle had been met with acclaim from the critics and gained the respect of the public. In 2009 Jurado toured extensively with his most personal album, "Caught In The Trees", in which he changed from lyrics in the third person to the first person when telling fictional tales, creating vivid portraits with no taboos. In 2010 came a moment of revaluation for Jurado, he released a new album, the ninth of his career, Saint Bartlett, in which he expanded his craft and took it in a brave and surprising direction, which he describes as “experimental orchestral pop”. Recorded in just one week with producer Richard Swift, using production almost Spector-esque compared with the intimate touch usually associated with Damien, this was a significant shift. You could say that it almost became a mystic alter ego to shine light into dark corners. The release, in 2012, of the album Maraqopa, to coincide with another new tour, was a major adventure in psychedelic folk. The adventure had a sequel and in 2014, came the album, Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Sun, and this time the style was more defined and if anything similar to the Incredible String Band with Akron/Family. When, Visions Of Us On The Land, was released in March 2016 it sounded like the last part of the trilogy that started with Maraqopa. This impression is reinforced after hearing Over Rainbows And Rainier, the first single (clean, direct: a much more warmly elegant song than some of his latest offerings) from his latest album called, The Horizon Just Laughed. The album is released on 4 May and will be performed at L’Auditori as part of the Sit Back programme.