spa.RK - barcelona, spain

Daniel Romero is an hyperactive musician based in Asturias, north of Spain, a land of rough ocean and green valleys. In a very short time he has molded a very personal discourse based on lo-fi, toy instruments and low budget electronic pop. With his project .TAPE., his collaboration with the label-colective Sinclair-rrr and his own label (Ambulatore) has established his name up front of a new generation of bedroom electronica musicians and his work receives admiration from Japan till Mexico.

spa.RK discography: The Projectionist 7" (2009) | Repainted (2008) | spa.RK vs Expanding 10" (2007) | Paintings (2005)


ARBOL had already debuted on spa.RK with an excellent remix for a .TAPE. 7" and "Bu san" album alongside with FIBLA. The musician from Seville, now moved to Menorca in Balearic Islands, needs almost no introduction: from his past with seminal Sr. Chinarro band and his militancy in English combo Piano Magic, he moved on to movie soundtracks (Bigas Luna), sound installations (Spanish pavilion in Shanghai 2010), collaborations with dance companies etc. “She reads the wrong book” is his last album, released on spa.RK in january 2012, a gorgeous delicate work.

spa.RK discography: She Read The Wrong Book (2012) | Bu san (2009) | The Projectionist 7" (2009)


BRADIEN is a band formed by Matías Rossi, Pope and Balbini. They began in 2005 (with Balbini as fourth member) and since then they have released "Minoi Tiare" (a self-released 3'' cd with 9 tracks) and a split 7'' with the Scottish group Dosimat. They have gigged with artists such as Shiu Yeung Hui (from Maher Shalal Hash Baz), Yo La Tengo (who encouraged everybody from the stage to follow Bradien career) and Jahbitat. "Linden" was their debut on spa.RK, with the production of Simon Walbrook - one of the producers of Kook Keith's "The Return Of Dr Octagon"- and multiple collaborators (on cello, DJ/rupture collaborator Jenny Jones; the American poet John Giorno; Pablo Ribas; Dave Harris). They are now engaged in a new project alongside Catalan poet Eduard Escoffet.

spa.RK discography: Linden (2009)


In June of 2009, the band BRADIEN and Barcelona poet EDUARD ESCOFFET began to work together. The band had just finished their debut album "Linden", an album that included a poem of the American poet John Giorno recited by himself ("Everyone gets lighter"). When playing live, Eduard Escoffet did sometimes Giorno's part and that lead to the band to a new interest in poetry and the exploration of voice as a sound. They began to work together and a few tracks were followed by a whole album, "Pols" released on spa.RK on autumn 2012.

spa.RK discography: Pols (2012)


From Barcelona to the world. In 2009 bRUNA was most eagerly awaited new name in Spanish electronica scene. His career as a dj and musician brought him to Red Bull Music Academy in Toronto in 2007 and three times to Sónar festival. After the acclaimed "And it matters to me to see you smiling", his debut album on spa.RK on 2009, in january 2013 sees the light “Thence”, the best follow-up to “And it matters...”, bringing new flavour to his cathartic melodies with a prodigious wink to the dancefloor.

spa.RK discography: Thence (2013) | And It Matters To Me To See You Smiling (2009) | And It Matters To Me To See You Smiling LP (2010) | Thence (2013)


Barcelona duo EEDL are a well-known name in electronica scene, balancing from rhythmic deconstruction to dreamy soundscapism, from noise to harmony, all in a genuine sense for lovely melodies and an obsessive attention to the details. Warm ambiences and complexity, emotivity and deepness at the same level. With impresive live acts at Sónar or Mira! festivals, they released “Parallemped EP” and their debut album “Everse” (CD/LP).

spa.RK discography: Everse LP (2008) | Everse (2007) | spa.RK vs Expanding 10" (2007) | Parallemped EP (2003)


FIBLA has released on much-respected label Sub Rosa / Quatermass (Belgium) and participated on other labels such Expanding, Benbecula, Worm Interface (UK); Couchblip (Australia); Klangkrieg, Underscan, Morgen Industries, Mentalgroove (Germany); Disasters by Choice (Italy), Cosmos, Toi Thich Nhac, Semántica o Plataforma LTW (Spain). He is also co-running spa.RK label, where he released his second stroke “Lent” (2003), “Liants” (2007), and “Bu san” (2009, with Arbol). Airy textures and subtle rhythms patterns filled with a taste for smooth arhythmic methodicity and melodies, everything interweawed on a solid sound. He’s now finishing his new album, to be released in 2013.

spa.RK discography: Bu san (2009) | Liants (2007) | Vs Fbl LP (2004) | Lent (2003) | Lent LP (2003)


Misterious Barcelona-based band Híbrida, Nen i Cavall (not that the name makes a lot of sense, don't panic) are a creative cell formed by Martí Ruids, sound artist and inventor of impossible instruments; Marc, the man behind electronica project Koulomek and Telenokia visual collective ; and his brother Aleix, filmmaker, videoclip director for Prefuse73 and Deerhoof and singer in HNiC. Shoe-gaze, bizarre electronica, indie ambient, drone and much more in this project emerging from Barcelona underground scene. They also lead the much admired ultraunderground Hamster Loco netlabel. New and fantastic addition to spa.RK roaster.

spa.RK discography: Permafrost (2013)


LUAP lives now in the small town of Prezanes (Cantabria), in the north of Spain after a few years living, studing and djing in Barcelona, where he was resident in the seminal nights of electronica at Gusto and even opened for Prefuse 73 at Sónar deligthing everybody with his selection of abstract dub and playful electronics. He debuts on spa.RK with a track in 10" spa.RK vs Expanding (sp13), and excellent “Dobra” album on clear vinyl only on late 2010.

spa.RK discography: Dobra (2011) | spa.RK vs Expanding 10" (2007)


REC_OVERFLOW is a very active agent of underground Madrid electronica scene through the colective of musicians and Plataforma LTW netlabel. Raw and deep electronica messing up with dark hiphopism, halfway between the smashed dancefloor and the unsual and relentlessly melody, the rythm catharsis and the dreamy soundscapism. His dj sets and live appearances display a high energy and dinamism. His album ‘Madrid’ was released on spa.RK in 2005 and he contributed to uncountable netlabels including Plataforma, Miga, Pendrive or Crazy Language.

spa.RK discography: Madrid (2005) | Madrid 12" (2005)  


Albert Salinas is a Barcelona artist operating under the WOOKY moniker since 2009, when he launched his own imprint Lapsus and released his first ep "The Ark". In his music he paints landscapes of timeless IDM electronica, with some abstract brushstrokes in the arrangements, but with firm foundations in the structures and basslines that can handle anything thrown at them. He played at Sónar, LEV or Faraday, and WOOKY + Videokratz live show was a highlight on last Mira festival edition. He's working on his debut album to be released on spa.RK in 2013.

spa.RK discography: Montjuïc (2014)


ZOOEY is Mathieu Beck, currently based in Bordeaux, near the atlantic coast of France. Appealing to fans of Mego and Beach Boys, Twin Peaks and red wine, his “The Beaver Island ep” released on spa.RK is the perfect sound for a winter days while you’re watching through the window waiting for the sunny days to come. Definitely for emotional audiences. He also released a track on seminal compilation "No Watches No Maps" (Fat Cat) and is touring the world playing keybords with the artpop band Adam Kesher.

spa.RK discography: The Beaver Island EP (2003)  



other people involved
  • other people involved
  • ARBOL (emilii records) - barcelona
  • BICHI (hobby ind.) - denmark
  • BRAILLE (angstrom) - toulouse
  • ISAN (morr music) - uk
  • LUCIANO LOZANO ( - barcelona
  • LUSINE (ghostly) - seattle
  • OLA BERGMAN (new speak) - sweden
  • RANDOMHEAD ( - barcelona / uk
  • RUMPISTOL (rump records) - denmark
  • SEBASTIEN ROUX (12k) - france
  • SHUGO TOKUMARU (p-vine) - japan
  • SORA (plop) - japan
  • STENDEC (expanding records) - uk
  • THE VILLAGE ORCHESTRA (highpoint low life) - scotland
  • TUNNG (fulltime hobby) - uk