3-4 Weeks
La Hoja De Eucalipto


Field Recordings, carefully chosen percussion, electronic spice, and acoustic ingredients; this is the foundation for every recipe that Bolivian-Belgian artist Suso Perez (aka Susobrino) creates. In 2018, he presented his debut EP Mapajo; since then he has won several awards at the Red Bull Elektropedia Awards of Belgium. He introduced his creations to numerous festivals in Belgium and abroad. La Hoja De Eucalipto brings alive a more energetic and aggressive part of Susobrino -- a work focused on ethnic and world sounds, mixing his masterful percussion with electronic beats to create a unique and distinctive sound. On this album Susobrino created a story of five beings looking for answers in their individual lives. The first track, "La Hoja de Eucalipto" is the ceremony right before the journey. It's a three-part composition to set the tone of the entire album: question, answer and interpretation. "Despertar" (wake up in Spanish) is the realization of the journey; the guitar interprets the rain as a cleansing force. "La Marcha" is the physical start of a long journey -- they will be walking for days, weeks, or even months. The exciting, courageous travelers leave their families and friends and head towards unknown lands that they never dared to enter. Many days of walking pass and they reach a new habitat: a dense jungle. This brings tension and fear out of the five travelers. Everyone gets separated from each other and they question the likelihood of getting out of the unknown jungle. Eventually, the five beings survive the unknown jungle. Exhausted and lost, they keep walking with no idea where to go. That's when they stumble upon "Polahimán". A mysterious entity who's very eager to help and knows exactly where they have to go. With riddles and poems, he gives them directions. "El Desierto de Pazmancú" represents a new habitat, an endless dessert. Yet, the beings are refilled with courage, crossing the entire dessert. That's where Polahimán is waiting for them. "El Enfrentamiento de Polahimán". This is the end boss; the final chapter. The five grown travelers find themselves facing many challenges. This is where the listener, can interpret if it's a good or bad ending. Or an open ending? Susobrino plays and records everything in his humble studio in Belgium. Percussion, quena (flutes), guitar, charrango, field recordings and a Yamaha DX9. RIYL: Chancha Via Circuito, Nicola Cruz, and Dengue Dengue Dengue.