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El Búho - Balance
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El Búho



Released: 8th December 2017 | 11 track electronic album

Wonderwheel recordings is proud to present the first full-length album from

producer Robin Perkins, aka El Buho. Balance represents a meeting of different

currents that make up Buho's music: a fascination with the natural world, and its

protection, a fascination with the rhythms, traditions and sounds of Latin America

and a fascination with modern electronic music and production aesthetics. The

album is peppered with Cumbia, Son Jarocho, Andean instrumentation & Afro-

Colombian rhythms. Mixed with this, Robin integrates this idea of nature music -

putting the sound of a misty forest, the songs of birds, of crunching leaves under foot

or the rhythmic tapping of rain alongside synthesized sounds, electronic clicks or

claps, deep basses. Trying at once to give them their own space but in a new,

surprising perspective - it draws electronic music into something more soft, natural,

different and appealing.

Balance is also an album that celebrates community and collaboration, showcasing

collaborations with ten different artists form Latin America and beyond, both

producers, instrumentalists and singers. Including more of a lyrical presence than

his previous EPs, Perkins solicited the participation of talented singers like Dina al

Wedidi from Cairo, Luzmila Carpio from Bolivia and the incredible decimas of

Mexican poet Citlaly Malpica. The album also features the likes of harpist Veronica

Valerio, Argentine multi-instrumentalist Rumo Tumba, jarana player Pablo

Emiliano from Mexican Son Jarocho group Semilla and members of the Shika Shika

family (the global collective he co-run's) Uji, Barrio Lindo, Kaleema, Minük and Jhon


El Buho's music has an incredible power to convey feelings, atmospheres, memories

or messages. The message that sits behind this music is to value on the one hand the

power of community, of collaboration and of our modern, globally, connected world

but also the remembrance, protection and celebration of the very earth we depend

upon for our existence.