Flako (Project: Mooncircle/UK) – First ever Australian tour
Friday October 4th
$10 Door sales only – First come, first served
Doors at 9pm
How Green (Live)
Unintentionally off-the-grid and committed to his personal sound evolution, Flako is more of a Soul-documentarian than a typical beat maker. With roots in Chile, raised in Germany, and currently living in London via Berlin – the man himself is a melange of flavor. His particular sonic palette is a mercurial blend of warm analogue colors and cutting-edge design. His writing is marked by manifest emotion.
Perhaps it’s because of his own cultural diversity -as a Chilean-born, German-raised global resident, otherwise known as Darío Rojo Guerra- and the fact he’s been championed by artists the world over, from LA’s Gaslampkiller and Glasgow’s Hudson Mohawke. Or maybe it’s as a mere product of our global culture. Whatever it is, fLako creates an other-worldy escape from the urbanised surroundings of an overcrowded world. Found-sound samples are absorbed into a textured soundscape of bubbling signals, dissipating into skittering drum beats and unexpected drops, following in the wake of a typically spectral vocal delivery. Those vocals come as one of Guerra’s many pseudonyms, his easy-listening alter ego, Dirg Gerner (RBMA NYC 2013 Participant), who also appears on 2011 fLako track ‘Lonely Town’. Over the exotic rhythms of hollow acoustics and marimbas, he croons, “Have you ever felt the urge to be someone else?” and by the end of Eclosure, it almost feels like you could be.