Triple Star Sound Hunter (HxH reference). I specialize in highly unique electronic music with total depth and unique character, incorporating experimental high energy/"danceability" and ambient/soundtrack elements. I am interested in developing multiple genres. If you're looking for something that will transport you, your search ends here.
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Interview with Baldwin Alexander Cespedes
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been around music all my life. I've listened to approximately 70,000 hours of music by now. I consider myself a hunter and my interest has always been to learn more. Music to me was an alternative form of learning and inevitably became the ultimate way of learning. Music contains information that cannot be written or spoken. One song or piece of music can educate more than all of the libraries on planet Earth combined. Of course I mean the right song or musical piece.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Genres I am developing that incorporate contagious rhythms and immersive atmospheres. You can say it is electronic dance music but it is not "EDM", so to speak.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The recently released 'Una Oferta Muy Suite' EP. It is an important breakthrough for me in developing a rich, mythical fusion of corporeal moods and vast textures while laced with a fun, dance style. I am excited to unleash a barrage of follow up music. My role was everything, no one else but myself was involved in the creation and production of this album. I wrote, mixed, mastered and arranged every element. I also designed the cover.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I have a mountain of music I need to complete. I am also developing the discography for Muinota Noy. It is my most exciting project.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both are great and have their strengths and drawbacks. I use digital out of convenience.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will hear things in a way you haven't heard before, I can guarantee that. Please check my last releases. I don't want to appear like I am spreading false information. My music speaks for itself.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love music and do not want much else. My life is dedicated to the pursuit and research of glorious sounds.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Too early to say.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: 1. I'm just another person here sounding like everyone else. 2. That because I have few or no reviews, I'm not competent. 3. That I sample or use unoriginal sources for my creations.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: All kinds of questions. I should be seen as a detective trying to solve the mystery of your project.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do not be afraid to share ideas, as silly as you may think they are. The more open the communication, the more accuracy when searching for the right ingredients to create music.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Solid percussion (congas, djembes, etc.) and something to offer a walloping acoustic bass sound. Tape recorder with solar powered battery?
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Energetic, liberating, spiritual, raw, primal, catalytic, essential.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Hard to say. But I think jamming is crucial and people who love music should do it much more often.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be specific and stop lying.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Melody generation and improvising.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Magic. I have a tight bond with music and I serve as a conduit for its essence.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I sit down and play beautiful sounds.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use Reason 4 by Propellerhead and Adobe Audition. My main keyboard is M-Audio KeyStudio or an Alesis V25. Microphones used are Shure SM48 and AKG D5.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My favorite band is Henry Cow. I'm inspired by: Sting, Sade, Pink Floyd, Pet Shop Boys, Led Zeppelin, LTJ Bukem, Stevie Wonder, Minnie Riperton, Bobbi Humphrey, Weather Report, Allan Holdsworth, Frank Zappa, Luis Alberto Spinetta, Juan Luis Guerra, Hans Zimmer, Caribou, Radiohead, Shigeo Sekito, Haruomi Hosono, Steel Pulse, Black Uhuru, Fela Kuti, Rimsky-Korsakov, Darren Tate, Will Smith, Lonnie Liston Smith, Ruben Blades, The Prodigy, Cocteau Twins, Genesis, Ennio Morricone, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, Peter Gabriel. Madonna, David Bowie, Everything But The Girl, Sumo, Boy George & The Culture Club, Julio Iglesias, Imogen Heap, Howard Jones, Marvin Gaye, Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota, Brian Eno, M83, Pauline Oliveros, slowthai, The Budos Band, Happy The Man, The Doors, Lenny Kravitz, Rufige Kru, Elton John, The Clash, Michael Jackson, Univers Zero, Devil Doll, Magma, Camilo Sesto, Beast Coast, Herbie Hancock, Electrosoul System, Kendrick Lamar, 2Pac, Egg, Aksak Maboul, Seba, DJ Marky, Klute just to name a few.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Creating a sonic terrain for the vision. Immersive, ethereal worlds that transport the listener and offer the genuine qualities of storytelling, with or without lyrics.