Pablo Und Destruktion


The biography of Pablo Und Destruktion, born with the civil name of Pablo García in 1984, is a biography against the grain. We could focus on specific but significant details, such as his experience as a theatre actor or his facet as a sharp chronicler of our times, made explicit in his first novel, "La bestia colmena" (2018). We could focus on his role as an unwavering activist of self-management, anarchist in practice, which has taken him on endless tours all over Europe. We could talk about concerts in improbable venues, about how he has rescued the figure of the troubadour, of the singer-songwriter as a catalyst of the zeitgeist. And even with all this, we would still fall short when it comes to tracing his figure.

Although the beginnings of his career can be traced back to the dawn of that ephemeral movement that came to be called freak folk, it didn't take long for Pablo Und Destruktion to grow far beyond any label.By the time he released his second album, the essential "Sangrín" (2014), he was already a multi-faceted figure, an author who combined romanticism and fury, seventies classicism, an industrial touch and a rabidly contemporary vision.From there he has taken giant steps forward, showing a rare combination of ambition and creative honesty, whether in the romanticism of "Emotional Vigorexia" (2015), the drama of "Predation" (2017), or the spartan and intimate restraint of "Future Values" (2020) and "Ultramonte" (2022).Unafraid to ride his contradictions, always unbridled, few national authors have gone so far in their creative ambition.

Pablo Und Destruktion's songs show us a creator who transcends his influences: he can drink from French chanson, German industrial rock, Asturian tonada, he can be a student of folklore, but above all he is a restless creator in permanent war against the predictable or the stereotypical. An artist who survives against all odds in an often hostile environment, with which one can agree more or less, but who always says something worth listening to. And there are very few artists like him.