The emergence of the electronic, Andean folk genre in South America, is something that still has us head over heels. We’ve featured projects like Chancha via Circuito, Lagartijeando, La Yegros and Nicola Cruz to name a few.
Today we bring you the premiere of El Búho’s new single, “Corazon de Rubi.” It’s a soft track that takes recorded water sounds from either a river or rain, and blends them with an arpeggio that also resembles the sounds of raindrops falling on the foliage of the jungla. It features the distinctive vocals from Minük. Take a listen.
British musician and producer, Robin Perkins, aka El Búho, emerged in this distinctly South American scene, with an EP in 2011 that literally sampled birds from all over Latin America. By adding a naturistic approach to this folk-electro sub-genre, he created a sound distinctly his. The result: a community of artists and vocalists inspired to work with him.
His forthcoming album Balance (due out November 6th on Wonderwheel Recordings), features collaborations with artists like Barrio Lindo, Kaleema, as well as Luzmila Carpio from Bolivia, the Mexican poet Citlali Malpica.