Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Meles Meles Meles

Great things come from Meles Meles! Here's their third release by El Buho .
The great cover work is done by the fantastic Fuchsia MacAcree

and to celebrate they have made the past two EPs available for no strings download and all downloads on Meles Meles will be free from now on.

Here's one of the tracks featured on XLR8R. Click here to read the article.

Originally from a small town in the hills of northern England, Robin Perkins (El Buho) received a musical awakening on Glasgow's sticky dancefloors and became obsessed with Latin American music during a year spent living in Buenos Aires. 

Currently living in Amsterdam, Perkin's music is inspired by a fusion of folkore with electronica, organic and electronic, mixing samples with found sounds, synths with cut up vocals and booming subs. Direct inspiration comes from cumbia rhythms, folklore andino, deep, spacey electronic music (be it techno, rootsy dubstep or hip-hop etc.)

On The EP:

Y (which means water in Guarani and Tupi - two languages with indigenous roots still spoken in Paraguay and Brazil) was inspired by life in Amsterdam, a city surrounded by water (canals, rivers, constant raindrops), the very particular environment this creates and the way it influences life in the city. It is a homage to raindrops on rooftops, bike tires through puddles, the splashing of boats, ripples moving softly across the water and rivers trickling on. It sits somewhere between Autumnal grey skies and rivers falling down andean mountainsides.

Thursday, October 11, 2012