Biography

SPANISH:

Jardín de la Croix es una banda instrumental, formada en 2006, que practica una singular mezcla entre Post Rock, Math Rock y Rock Progresivo. Desde su formación la banda ha publicado dos discos y en febrero de 2013 verá la luz su tercer LP “187 Steps to cross the Universe”.

Pomeroy (Autoeditado) fue su primer trabajo, que se publicó en 2008 y fue grabado en Manitú Studios. Con él la banda se dio a conocer al público como una de las grandes promesas del rock instrumental del panorama nacional. Agotaron la primera tirada de 1000 copias, por lo que tuvieron que hacer una reedición. Recibieron buenas críticas de los medios más importantes a nivel nacional, así como por parte de webzines y del público. Gracias a este primer trabajo, compartieron escenario con grupos internacionales como: This Will Destroy You (Usa), Caspian (Usa), Russian Circles (Usa), My Own Private Alaska (Fr), Long Distance Calling (Ger), Katabatic (Pt); y nacionales como Toundra y Adrift.

En el año 2011, el cuarteto publica su segundo trabajo: Ocean Cosmonauts, grabado en Estudio Uno, masterizado en RFI/CD por Ed Brooks y editado por Noma Records. Es a partir de entonces, cuando la banda se consolida como uno de los grandes nombres de la escena instrumental, siendo, junto a formaciones como Toundra, una referencia para un público ávido de nuevas propuestas en el terreno musical.

Durante los años 2011 y 2012, Jardín de la Croix giró por la geografía española presentando Ocean Cosmonauts. Agotaron todas las entradas en la madrileña sala Taboo el día de la presentación. Además tocaron en Valencia, en Barcelona junto a Butterfly Explosions, en Mungia con los americanos Radio Moscow, en el festival portugués Milhões de Festa 2011 junto a grandes nombres como Graveyard, Secret Chiefs 3 y Karma To Burn; en el festival Takio Fest acompañando a Kylesa, Year of no light, Adolescents, así como una gran cantidad de conciertos por otros puntos de la geografía española. En Madrid telonearon a Baroness, And So I Watch You from Afar, Immanu el y Maybeshewill. Además acompañaron a los americanos Caspian en su gira por el territorio nacional.

A día de hoy, Jardín de la Croix tiene entre las manos su tercer álbum “187 Steps to cross the Universe”, grabado en Sadman Estudios a los mandos de Carlos Santos y masterizado por Jens Bogren (Fascination Street). Será editado por Noma Records en febrero de 2013. La formación se encuentra actualmente cerrando las fechas de lo que será su gira por España y Europa, para la promoción de su tercer trabajo.

ENGLISH:

Jardín de la Croix, formed in 2006, is an instrumental band which blends Post Rock, Math Rock and Progressive Rock in a very unique way. Since its origins the band has published two LPs and their new record, “187 Steps to cross the Universe”, will be available in February 2013.

“Pomeroy”, the band’s debut record, was recorded in Manitú Studios and published (self-produced) in 2008. With this album, they promptly established themselves as one of the most promising instrumental-rock bands in the national scene. The first thousand copies of the album quickly sold out, and extra copies were made to quench the increasing demand. The band got really good reviews from national media, and also received very good appraisal from both webzines and general audience.

Thanks to that first record, they had the opportunity to share stage with other bands from the international music scene, such as: This Will Destroy You (USA), Caspian (USA), Russian Circles (USA), My Own Private Alaska (Fr.), Long Distance Calling (Ger.), Katabatic (Pt.); and also with other Spanish bands like Toundra and Adrift.

The quartet’s second work, “Ocean Cosmonauts”, was published in 2011. It was recorded in Estudio Uno, mastered (RFI/CD) by Ed Brooks (Pearl Jam, Isis), and edited by Noma Records. From that moment on, the band became established as one of the great names of the Spanish instrumental scene. This allowed them, along with other bands such as Toundra, to be considered as a reference by an audience eager for some innovation in the musical landscape.

Jardín de la Croix has toured all around Spain presenting “Ocean Cosmonauts” in 2011 and 2012. Tickets sold out for their first performance in Madrid’s Taboo club. They also played in Valencia, Barcelona (sharing stage with Butterfly Explosions), Mungia (with Radio Moscow, from USA), in the Portuguese “Milhões de Festa 2011” festival (together with other renowned bands such as Graveyard, Secret Chiefs 3 and Karma To Burn), in the “Takio Fest” festival (with Kylesa, Year of no light, Adolescents), and they also gave many other concerts in several Spanish locations. They were the support band for Baroness, And So I Watch You from Afar, Immanu el and Maybeshewill in Madrid, and followed Caspian on their Spanish tour as the supporting act,

Currently, Jardín de la Croix is finishing the production of its third album “187 Steps to cross the Universe”, recorded in Sadman Studios under the supervision of Carlos Santos(Toundra, Adrift), and mastered by Jens Bogren (Fascination Street/Opeth, Katatonia, Devin Townsend). The record is being edited in February 2013 by Noma Records, and the band is now arranging the calendar for their imminent Spanish and European tour, where they will be presenting this third work.