El Búho

Paris, France

Aguas Profundas


Behind the Music

Having worked at Greenpeace for nearly eight years, I witnessed firsthand the threats our planet is facing and experienced the uphill battle to protect it. The rising threat of the climate crisis as well as the urgency to preserve precious ecosystems is something very close to home for me, and as such I felt particularly drawn to “The Next Frontier.” The David and Goliath story of oil companies pushing the limits on frontiers such as the Arctic, versus activist groups like Greenpeace, who stand up to oil giants in order to protect the earth, is one that inspires me and my music. 

I believe that music has the ability to be a vessel for change, which is what I hope to accomplish through my tracks. The songs sound mysterious and intentionally reverberate in a listener’s ear to convey some of the dualities of the sea — the ominous threat of oil drilling along with the hope brought by brave activists, and the captivating beauty, but dark mystery of the ocean deep.

El Búho
About El Búho

El Búho aka Robin Perkins was born in the rolling hills of Northern England but found his musical home in the forests of Latin America. His music blends together the rhythms, mythologies and melodies of his adopted continent with the sound of waterfalls, birdsongs, crackling leaves and a modern electronic aesthetic. The result is a dreamy, deep, melodic journey that entrances as much through headphones as it does on the dancefloor. He has released music on Wonderwheel Recordings, ZZK Records and Antartek and collaborated with producers and musicians like Luzmila Carpio, Lucas Santanna, Chancha Via Circuito, Mercedes Nasta, Lagartijeando, Matanza and Barrio Lindo.

The Journalism behind the Music

All music in this project is based on The Outlaw Ocean, a New York Times Best-Selling book by Ian Urbina that chronicles lawlessness at sea around the world. This reporting touches on a diversity of abuses ranging from illegal and overfishing, arms trafficking at sea, human slavery, gun running, intentional dumping, murder of stowaways, thievery of ships and other topics.

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