Following releases for a number of labels including Blue Note, Apollo (R&S), Project: Mooncircle and Five Easy Pieces, and production for Fatima’s debut album Yellow Memories on Eglo Recordings, Natureboy marks the start of a new chapter for London-based musician Dario Rojo Guerra. Having produced as Flako since 2007, Natureboy is both his debut album and a bridge to a new musical identity, one that has been bubbling under the surface since he fully moved away from his roots in MPC-produced, sample-based instrumental hip hop on 2012’s Eclosure EP for Five Easy Pieces.
Recorded over a few months between February and April 2014, Natureboy retains the influence of South American soul, folk and cumbia he absorbed as a child growing up with German and Chilean parentage. Nevertheless, it’s also an album fully created with recorded instrumentation, synthesizers and vocals, a fresh body of work primarily exploring his interest in the natural world. “I’m not religious,” Guerra explains. “Nature is the only thing I really believe in. The sun and water are the two things that I find worth worshipping. There’s nothing without the sun, and there’s nothing without water.”
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