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12twelve in Barcelona (2008)
Background information
Origin Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Genres Post-rock
Free jazz
Years active 1998–2008
Labels Acuarela Discos
Members Jaume L. Pantaleón
Javier García
José Roselló
Jens Neumaier

12Twelve is a post-rock band from Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) formed by Jaume L. Pantaleón (guitar), Javier García (doublebass), José Roselló (drums) and Jens Neumaier (sax and keyboards).


Formed in 1998, they recorded their first demo in December 1998 with David from Beef as a producer.

In June 2001, they released the first album, called Tears, Complaint and Spaces, published by BOA Music. It was a big surprise in Spain and the band played with bands like 90 Day Men, Do Make Say Think, and Mogwai.

In 2002, they recorded a split album with the Bilbao band Ya te digo. The album was released by Astro Discos.

In 2003, the band went to Chicago to record their new album with Steve Albini, after winning the best band prize in the prestigious Villa de Bilbao Contest. They recorded the album in June, and released it in October. Speritismo is their first mix between post-rock and free-jazz.

In 2006 they released their fourth album with the label Acuarela. The record is L'Univers, and is complete approach to the world of free-jazz. With this album, the band played in the same year in all the important festivals in Spain: Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, Sónar, Primavera Sound and Metrorock. They were cover of Rockdelux Magazine in March 2006.

In November 2006, they made an Italian tour with a great success.

On December the 10th 2008, before playing on the Primavera Club Festival at Apolo concert hall, they announced it was the last concert in Barcelona and confirmed the band is officially splitting up after 10 years of being together.


  • Tears, complaint and spaces (2001, BOA)
  • Doppler (with Ya Te Digo) (2002, Astro)
  • Speritismo (2003, BOA)
  • L'Univers (2006, Acuarela)

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