Madrid, Spain

crimes in the ocean


Behind the Music

I was deeply moved by the introduction of The Outlaw Ocean and what Ian said in the first chapter about the Thunder. It almost felt like I was reading a fictional story instead of something real. I was fascinated by it, imagining every frame of what he was sharing, as if it was an interesting documentary or movie. This story makes me remember my younger self. I was maybe 10 years old when my sister gave me a Jacques Cousteau book, the perfect gift considering I was obsessed with animals, especially the ones that lived underwater. I think I read that book daily for about a year, amazed by the pictures. One of my dreams then was to go to Australia and visit the coral reefs. Now that I'm 25 years old, I remember those days with much nostalgia, and honestly, I feel I forgot about them until I started reading The Outlaw Ocean. Now that I'm older, I grew apart from the idea of exploring the world and making all those childhood dreams come true. While I don't feel the same connection to the ocean as I once had as a child, The Outlaw Ocean gives me a new perspective. These stories are so impactful and important for humankind, and this book makes me fall in love with Ian's work and passion. I'm lucky to be working on something so relevant and significant. I feel like I will be proud of this project for the rest of my life.

I want my songs to be a vehicle to convey the cruelty, the adrenaline and the dangers of The Outlaw Ocean and, even more importantly, the sadness, the hopelessness and the injustice. I want people to connect with the music and the stories on a personal level and feel things that words alone can't explain. I hope my music works as a catalyst for people to go tell their friends and family about the project, read the book, find more information and to make this a germane topic in their lives.

About furino

I'm a 25-year-old guy, living in Madrid, who started making music when I was around 17 years old on a computer my dad gave me to study for my classes. It wasn't until I was 19 or 20 that my mother helped me buy a new computer so that I didn’t have to struggle as much making music, and could use the programs required. I started making electronic music back then, and I started studying audio engineering but dropped it after almost a year. Then I started to study modern languages for a year and a half in the Universidad Central de Venezuela. At the Universidad Central de Venezuela, I took up making hip-hop and lofi music, a new genre that I like a lot and started a new channel for my music. Now, after dropping out of college to pursue music and because I basically lost several months of my time because of university and the social, political and economic crisis in my country, I decided it was better for me to move out and continue my dreams in Spain.

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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